Futsal to be fast-tracked to build up skill level

People playing futsal at SkyPark Arena in Bukit Timah.
People playing futsal at SkyPark Arena in Bukit Timah. PHOTO: ST FILE

It is the game that helped some of football's most skilful players, like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, to hone their technique.

And now, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) plans to introduce futsal, the five-a-side variant of the sport, to primary schools to give children opportunities in the fast-paced, skills-based game.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Futsal to be fast-tracked to build up skill level'. Subscribe