Team announced for Futsal Cup

ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): Pakistan Futsal Federation (PFF) on Monday announced an 18-member team to participate in the Under-17 Futsal Cup scheduled to be held in Scotland from September 6.

The team was announced after the two-day trials held here at the Pakistan Sports Complex.

According to Secretary, PFF Malik Adnan a total of 70 players participated in the trials from all over the country.

The selected team includes Muneeb ur Rehman (Islamabad), Haris Ahmad (Islamabad), Haseeb (PakTurk Isb), Atif Khan Afridi (Fata), Salman Khan Afridi (Fata), Muhammad Ahmad Raza Khan (AJK), Ch. Muhammad Hassan (PakTurk Isb), Ramis Rehman, Abu Baker,Abdullah Saeed, Hashim Afridi (PakTurk Isb), Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Taban,
Haseeb Iqbal, Moiz Akhtar Ganjera, Syed Muhammad Hussain Raza, Ibrar Khan and Muhammad Farhan.

He said that the training camp players for the preparation of
the World Cup will be held in the next few days.

It may be mentioned that Futsal is a variant of association
football played on a smaller field and mainly indoors. It can be considered a version of five-a-side football.

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one
of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used.

Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce
than a regular football due to the surface of the field. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.