Legendary Brazilian futsal player to feature in high-profile friendly match

A selection of players from the FMA Futsal League will be facing Italian Serie A2 side Maritime Augusta in a friendly match on Sunday, kick-off at 18:00.

The guest star for this friendly match is the legendary Falcao, who will be accompanied by Leandro Lino from the Brazilian Selecao. Falcao is world renowned for his exceptional skill in Futsal and has featured in the Brazilian team’s repeated success in FIFA Futsal World Cup competitions.

Meanwhile Maritime Augusta have recently strengthened their team by introducing internationally experienced coach Eduardo Garcia Belda, known as Miki, and Spanish international player Jose Miguel Ruiz Cortes.

FMA Selection will include a mix of local and foreign players taking part in the FMA Futsal League. Kevin Mifsud, former Futsal National Team Coach has been appointed as official selector.

The players selected by Mifsud and his assistant Zeljko Anicic are: Matthew Xerxen (Luxol), Stefan Vella (Valletta), Gary Inguanez (UOM),
Celino Alves (Luxol), Jovica Milijic (Valletta), Alexander Tomin (Hamrun), Rogério Dos Santos Filho (Luxol), Melvin Borg (Valletta)
Gian Carlo Sammut (Luxol), Everton Vevé (Hamrun), Mark Zammit (Luxol) and Jose Maria Aguilera Castellano (UOM).

Event Director Mark Borg has expressed his satisfaction is reaching an agreement with Maritime Augusta to include Malta in their Falcao promotional tour. “The event will help the game to continue to grow in Malta and give the opportunity to followers to meet their futsal idol.”

Tickets are being sold at the entrance for €15. Children, between 8-12, €10.

Gates at Corradino Pavilion will be open at 5pm.