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Futsal favourite drops in at Academy

  • 20 September 2010 12:37
  • Posted by Tim Oscroft

A Brazilian legend brought the samba beat to the City Academy on Monday morning.

Falcao is one of the world's biggest stars in the sport of futsal, a form of football that embodies the South American approach to the game with its emphasis on skill, creativity and improvisation.

The 31-year-old will be showing what he can do to City's under 18 squad, and the Academy's Skills Coach Kristian Wilson is delighted that the lads can learn from such a great talent at first hand.

Kristian said, "Falcao is an absolute legend in futsal, arguably the best futsal player in the world. We are constantly striving to get kids of all ages at the Academy to be more comfortable on the ball, improve their dexterity and their co-ordination. Futsal skills can only help in that process and for our boys to learn from Falcao is real coup for the Academy."

Keep your eyes on MCFC.co.uk over the next few days for behind-the-scenes footage of Falcao and his incredible skills, as well as an exclusive interview. In the mean time, click here for a citytv video of Kristian Wilson showing what he does with the Academy squad.


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