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Post from DougReedFutsal for 04/07/2016
Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest players and coaches in the history of football. His impact is still felt today through the FC Barcelona side of recent times, described as the best ever seen. He has been credited for putting the foundations for their success whilst Head Coach at the club in the early 1990s. In the obituaries following his death there were numerous tributes written that covered this and his other achievements.
However, what wasn’t mentioned in any of these was his relationship with, and appreciation for, the game of futsal and the possible impact it had on him. He described the game, in an interview exclusively on futsal, as “spectacular”.
The intricate style employed by the current FC Barcelona football team has been said to resemble futsal; the utilisation of short passing, playing in between the defensive lines, using positional rotations, deploying constant switches of play to attack the weak side of the defence, high pressing to set up quick counter attacks and the fact that they have players who both manipulate the ball with the sole of the foot and use the toe poke finish.
The source of many of these concepts is the philosophy implemented by Cruyff while he was coaching the Barcelona squad that would become known as the “Dream Team” in the 1990’s. Of that side, Cruyff said “it appears that FC Barcelona play futsal on a big pitch.” The current side is an evolution of the style he first introduced. As Pep Guardiola said during his tenure leading the team “Cruyff built the cathedral, our job is to maintain and renovate it.”
Cruyff’s ideas were formed through the experiences he had during his career and the constant questioning and analysis that formed an innate part of his character. Some of those experiences involved futsal. He was always a fan of the game, playing futsal throughout his career in Holland, Spain and USA. After his retirement from playing, his relationship with futsal didn’t stop as he continued to play occasionally and regularly watched the game on television.
Talking about their style at the time Cruyff said ”I think everyone should be able to play in all the different positions on the field.” He went on to say that “the special thing about the Dutch team is movement. Everyone moves. That’s the basis of it.” These characteristics are also critical in futsal where constant movement and inter-changing of positions are used to find and create space; something which is at a premium in the 5-a-side game. With such success playing in this way early in his career it is no wonder he was such a futsal enthusiast.
Johan (Hendrik Johannes) Cruyff, footballer & futsal enthusiast, born 25 April 1947; died 24 March 2016.
LONDON CANADIAN FUTSAL LEAGUE & CLUB pays tribute to this great soccer player not only for his contribution to the sports of Soccer and Futsal but also for his beautiful displays of play given for our eyes to enjoy.
*YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!
Mississauga City FC takes on London Futsal at Clarke Road Secondary School in Men’s Premier Futsal game in London! Saturday January 23 at 7:45PM! #PHFL #Premier #LONvMIS! Futsal in Town, Get there early #Futsal FANS!!! #ldnont #FIFAStandards #league #ontario
Futsal Club Toronto is pleased to invite you to The City of Mississauga & Greater Toronto Area for the
2016 Umbro Canada Futsal Cup – Continental Tournament held from March 26-27th, 2016.
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS LAUNCHING JANUARY 20TH
The tournament will feature an action packed schedule with exclusive venues and great competition. Toronto is the mecca for Futsal in the province of Ontario and the competition has arrived, under three venues we formally welcome you to the heart of Mississauga for greatest Easter Weekend Tournament. Venues are all 10-15 minutes in distance. Across from Square One Shopping Center, Novotel Hotel is situated in the center of all the action, 15 minutes from Pearson International Airport, 3.5 hours from Detroit, Michigan, 1.49 hours from Niagara Falls, 30 minutes from Downtown Toronto
1. Mississauga Valley Gymnasium: 1250 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga ON
2. Canlan Sportsplex, “Home of Futsal Club Toronto”: 3360 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga ON
3. Canlan Sportsplex, “Ball Hockey Court”-Youth
4. Glenforest Secondary School-Youth: 3675 Fieldgate Drive, Mississauga ON
SPONSOR HOTEL: NOVOTEL-Mississauga offers teams an array of amenities which support your clubs needs form free Wi-Fi, breakfast options, Free Parking, laundry facilities on site or within close proximity, indoor pool & sauna, weight room and updated rooms with King, or double bedroom suites.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT (PLEASE REVIEW RULES)
FESTIVALS: (3) Games; 2×15 min halves (running time)
YOUTH: (3) Games; 2×20 min. halves (running time) minimum
WOMANS: (3) Games; 2×20 min. halves (running time) minimum
MENS: (2) games; 40 minute stop-clock; (4) games to the finals
FIFA Futsal Certified Referees
Certified Athletic Therapist provided at all venues (small fee per player for taping)
Senior Men’s prize of $2000; Trophies and awards for 1st and 2nd place with a tournament keepsake for each winning team. Youth Teams registered in senior categories are not subject to cash prizes.
OUT OF AREA TEAMS
Event staff will assist out of city teams for registration, teams are required to provide the following:Permission to travel required from your Association or Federation is required. United States teams must provide proof of medical insurance per player for participation. Letter of invitation will be provided upon request.
GRAND FINAL will be held at Mississauga Valleys Gymnasium.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING YOU THE MOST COMPETITIVE FUTSALCOMPETITION NORTH AMERICA HAS TO OFFER.
The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 presentation ceremony will take place in the city of Cali on Tuesday 29 September, some 345 days before the start of the tournament, the eighth futsal world finals, which will run from 10 September to 1 October.
A memorable occasion for Colombian futsal, the presentation ceremony will take place at 19:00 local time in the Salon Ritz at the Hotel Dann Carlton in Cali, and will mark the start of the countdown to a competition bringing together the top 24 teams in the world, with matches taking place in Cali, Medellin, Bucaramanga and Ibague.
The event will reveal detailed information on the preparations being made by the host cities and will also see the launch of the official tournament emblem. Nearly 300 guests will be attending and they will each have the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the FIFA Futsal World Cup Winner’s Trophy.
Offering a warm welcome to those gathered at the event will be Luis Bedoya Giraldo, the deputy chairman of FIFA’s Futsal Committee and the chairman of the Colombian Football Association (FCF); Ramon Jesurun Franco, the chairman of the Colombia 2016 Local Organising Committee (LOC); and the Mayor of Cali, Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco. Also attending will be Colombia’s national futsal team coach Osmar Fonnegra, his national team captain Andres Camilo Reyes and Coldeportes CEO Andres Botero, along with a number of Colombian coaches and players and representatives of the local sports authorities in the host cities.
“We are absolutely delighted to be organising this event in our country and with the efforts the four host cities have been making to meet all FIFA’s standard requirements,” said Jesurun Franco. “We know that the people of Colombia are going to catch futsal fever, and this major ceremony in Cali will provide an indication of the atmosphere we can expect in every arena during the 20 days of the competition.”
The Cali ceremony will provide the LOC with a stage for the official launch of the second FIFA competition to be organised by Colombia in the last five years, with the country having very successfully hosted the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011 in eight cities.