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Internet Desk: India’s Premier Futsal League is all set to host both the semifinals and the all important final of the sporting event’s second season in United Arab Emirates, precisely at Dubai, in a vision to make the second season to go global after IPL.
It is also learnt that in the purpose to host the three important matches, the event has also collaborated with Dubai Sports Council.
Not just that, the event will also be telecasted in the Middle-East as Dubai Sports channel will be the official broadcasting partner of the event scheduled in August.
The event witnessed the coming together of football legends, Luis Figo, Premier Futsal president, and Alessandro Rosa Vieira, also known as Falc o, and widely regarded as the Pele of futsal.
Figo said, “With season two, Premier Futsal continues its quest to not only be instrumental in providing the sport with the much-deserved recognition in India but also set the benchmark for privately organised sporting tournaments in the global futsal ecosystem.
“We are assertive of the potential the sport holds in the long run and its impact in the Indian market. Our alliance with Dubai Sports Council will only serve as a great platform to establish the league globally.”
H E Saeed Mohammad Harib, general secretariat, Dubai Sports Council, said, “We are extremely happy to host a tournament of the stature of Premier Futsal in Dubai.
Excellence and creativity are two of our key pillars to foster the sporting ecosystem here and Premier Futsal embodies the same in its approach.”
Dinesh Raj, managing director, Premier Futsal, said, “The long-term partnership between Premier Futsal and Dubai Sports Council will ensure the growth of this unique format of futsal.
“Premier Futsal in its inception year recorded over 25 million global viewers and we envision over 100 million viewers to tune into season two, thus making it the biggest sports export from India.”