Premier Futsal, the five-a-side futsal tournament, will start its first leg on July 15. And at the launch, the organisers ensured they would grab the headlines by announcing that Ronaldinho would take part in the first edition.
Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, who is currently without a club, posted a message on social media to say he was en route to India.
Rumo a índia!? ?? pic.twitter.com/F9JzlRRBoF
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) July 12, 2016
Premier Futsal has confirmed that the opening group fixtures will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai from July 15 to 17, with the second set of group games to take place at Peddem Sports Complex in Mapusa, Goa, from July 19 to 21.
The semifinals and final will also take place in Mapusa on July 23 and 24.
Premier Futsal co-founder Nithyashree Subban said: “Amidst all the false allegations and attempts to tarnish the image of Premier Futsal, we are proud to kick-start our inaugural edition as scheduled on July 15 here in Chennai.
“It was a strategic decision to host the league in just two cities, Chennai and Goa, and with six franchises. We have managed to secure signatures of players who are the legends of the game and will be seen playing in India in a few days.
Catch out the tweets Premier Futsal posted on their official twitter account :
Save the dates! #PremierFutsal starts July 15. ☝☝
— Premier Futsal (@PremierFutsalHQ) July 13, 2016
Who are you supporting?
Chennai – Falcao
Mumbai – Giggs
Kolkata – Crespo
Goa – Ronaldinho
Bengaluru – Scholes
Kochi – Salgado#PremierFutsal
— Premier Futsal (@PremierFutsalHQ) July 12, 2016