Premier Futsal League is a private and semi-professional Futsal league that will be hosted from July 15 – 26 to create awareness of Futsal as a sport in India. The league will kick-off 15 July 2016, and will be telecast live and exclusive on Sony SIX, SONY ESPN and Sony AATH. Matches will also be available to live stream on SonyLIV.
Premier Futsal has gained a lot of attention after three marquee players – ex-Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs, Barcelona legend Ronaldinho and former AC Milan marksman Hernan Crespo – joined the league. Apart from them, the league had earlier signed another Class of 92 legend Paul Scholes, former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado and Brazilian Futsal legend Falcao. Porto’s Champions League winner Deco was also supposed to be a part of the inaugural tournament but was ruled out due to injury.
Chennai (owned by The Hindu), Mumbai (owned by DC Design), Kolkata (Grassroot Entertainment Pvt Ltd), Bengaluru (Puneeth Rajkumar), Kochi (ES Entertainment), Goa (Viiking Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd)
- Group A: Chennai, Mumbai and Kochi
- Group B: Goa, Kolkata and Bangalore
PREMIER FUTSAL LEAGUE 2016 SCHEDULE
|Date||Match 1||Match 2||Venue|
|15th July, 2016||Chennai vs Mumbai, Group A||Goa vs Kolkata, Group B||Chennai|
|16th July, 2016||Mumbai vs Kochi, Group A||Kolkata vs Bangalore, Group B||Chennai|
|17th July, 2016||Kochi vs Chennai, Group A||Bangalore vs Goa, Group B||Chennai|
|18th July, 2016||Rest/Travel|
|19th July, 2016||Kolkata vs Goa, Group B||Mumbai vs Chennai, Group A||Goa|
|20th July, 2016||Bangalore vs Kolkata, Group B||Kochi vs Mumbai, Group A||Goa|
|21st July, 2016||Goa vs Bangalore, Group B||Chennai vs Kochi, Group A||Goa|
|22nd July, 2016||Rest/Travel|
|23rd July, 2016||Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up||Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up||Goa|
|24th July, 2016||Closing ceremony||Final||Goa|
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