Lições para aprender com Corinthians x Marreco

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Como o Corinthians está usando o futsal como uma alternativa para a formação de jogadores

 

Em outubro, o Corinthians Futsal jogou contra o Marreco Futsal numa partida eletrizante. O jogo aconteceu no Ginásio Poliesportivo Wlamir Marques, em São Paulo (Brasil). Com uma capacidade para aproximadamente 6.500 torcedores, milhãres de fãs lotaram suas arquibancadas.

 

Os fãs chegaram três horas antes do jogo, ansiosos pela partida. Enquanto os grandes portões ainda estavam fechados, reuniram-se do lado de foram, conversando sobre suas expectativas para a noite. O Corinthians havia perdido o jogo de ida da quarta de final para o Marreco em Francisco Beltrão, a cidade natal do oponente. Ele não deixaria o Marreco ir às semifinais facilmente.

 

Os torcedores estavam cheios de emoção. Como a partida era no clube do Corinthians, a maioria vestia camisetas do time. Eles falavam não apenas sobre futsal, mas de outros esportes em que o Corinthians está presente. Também havia alguns fãs do Marreco esperando os portões serem abertos. O jantar da noite foram cachorros-quentes e batatas fritas, que eram vendidos nas barracas em frente ao ginásio.

 

Depois que os portões foram abertos, o público se acomodou nas arquibancadas. As pessoas estavam realmente ansiosas para o início da partida. Fãs cantavam as músicas de seus times, crianças corriam ao redor da quadra, pais iam à cantina  para comprar coxinhas (uma comida popular no Brasil feita de carne de frango fatiada, coberta de massa e frita), esfihas (um prato em formato de pizza originário do Líbano e comum no Brasil, normalmente aberto com vários recheios como queijo, carne e vegetais) e outros salgadinhos.

 

Matheus, fã de 12 anos de idade, é um grande torcedor do Corinthians e já compareceu a vários jogos. Sua opinião sobre a partida era positiva. “Esse é um jogo difícil para o Corinthians, mas os atletas estão jogando muito bem. Eu espero que o Corinthians ganhe essa noite”.

 

Matheus representava o desejo de centenas de fãs ao redor da quadra.

 

Quando os jogadores entraram em quadra para aquecerem, os fãs estavam fascinados e você poderia ver o brilho no olhar das crianças. O time do Corinthians tenta aproximar os jovens dos atletas profissionais. Os jogadores entram definitivamente em quadra acompanhados pelas crianças do clube, de mãos dadas.

 

Os atletas não se importavam em parar por alguns segundos para tirarem fotos com os torcedores que os admiravam por trás das redes. Durante o intervalo da partida, alguns jovens jogadores foram chamados para baterem uma série de pênaltis e se sentirem como os profissionais da noite.

 

O Corinthians faz isso por uma razão específica. De acordo com Edson Sesma, diretor de futsal do clube, o esporte é uma ferramenta para uma criança ou um jovem melhorar suas habilidades, movimentos, autoconhecimento e dinamismo.

 

“Pensamento rápido, tomar varias ações e muito contato com a bola são três conceitos presentes no futsal que são muito importantes no crescimento de uma criança”, reflete Sesma.

 

No fim da noite, o Marreco eliminou o Corinthians da Liga Nacional de Futsal. O resultado foi Corinthians 4 (0) x (1) 3 Marreco. Embora o Marreco perderia em seguida nas semifinais para o Assoeva, foi uma partida repleta de emoções, ataques e contra-ataques em que os jogadores de ambos os times deram o seu melhor para divertir as pessoas a que os assistiam.

 

Os gols foram feitos por Matheus, Douglas Nunes e Douglas, para o Corinthians. Suelton, Emerson, Fabiano Assad e Barbosinha marcaram pelo Marreco.

 

Vander Carioca, pivô do Corinthians Futsal, tem hoje 41 anos de idade. Ele começou a praticar futsal aos sete. São mais de 30 anos do esporte. Para ele, o futsal é um novo tipo de educação, fora das salas de aula. “É uma vida de futsal, um esporte que me deu tudo”, disse Carioca.

 

Esse é o objetivo do Club Corinthians e da USA Futsal.

 

Independente do resultado da partida, o time de futsal do Corinthians está cada vez mais preparado para o mundo desse esporte. Possui dez times masculinos e outros quatro femininos. Como Sesma diz,  “não é mais apenas uma modalidade, é um grande projeto esportivo”.

 

O Corinthians, como organização, tenta unir os esportes praticados dentro do clube e também integrar os jogadores mirins, os atletas profissionais e os torcedores. Seu estilo de jogo é muito bem recebido por outras equipes, principalmente pelos fãs de futsal.

 

O futsal é um dos esportes que está conquistando o mundo. Pode ser praticado em pequenos lugares, como quadras indoor, e é atrativo e apelativo para qualquer idade. No Brasil, as pessoas acompanham o futsal por gostarem de futebol. Em um país mono esportivo tal qual o Brasil, ter uma modalidade similar no jeito que se joga futebol é muito importante, dando voz a esportes que recebem menos atenção do público e da mídia convencional.

 

“O futsal se destaca comercial e esportivamente”, Sesma afirma. “Comercialmente por causa da maneira que um jogo atrai todas os tipos de audiência e esportivamente porque é um grande parceiro no preparo de atletas para o futebol”.

 

O esporte é muito importante para os jovens estabelecerem e desenvolverem habilidades para trabalhar em equipe e pensar mais rápido.

 

Os jogadores do Corinthians são um exemplo desse desenvolvimento. Apesar da derrota, eles irão manter suas cabeçaserguidas e mostrar todo o seu potencial nas próximas partidas e campeonatos.


Lessons to be learned from Corinthians x Marreco

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How Corinthians is using futsal as a stepping stone in player development

This October, Corinthians Futsal played against Marreco Futsal in an electrifying game. The game took place in the Ginasio Poliesportivo Wlamir Marques, in Sao Paulo (Brazil). With a venue capacity for approximately 6,500 supporters, thousands of fans crowded the stands.

Fans arrived three hours before the game, anxious for the match. While the big gates were still closed, people gathered outside, talking about their expectations for the game. Corinthians lost the last quarterfinal game against Marreco in Francisco Beltrao, Marreco’s city. Corinthians wouldn’t let Marreco go to the semifinals easily.

Fans were full of emotions. As the game was in the Corinthians club, most supporters outside wore the team's shirts. They talked not only about futsal, but also other sports that Corinthians is present. There were also some Marreco fans waiting for the gates to open. The dinner of the night was hotdogs and French fries sold in the stands in front of the gymnasium.

After the gates opened, the public settled on the bleachers. People were really excited for the beginning of the game. Fans sang the team’s songs, kids ran around the court, parents went to the cafeteria to buy coxinhas (a popular food in Brazil consisting of chopped chicken meat, covered in dough, battered and fried), esfihas (a pie-like dish originating from Lebanon and common in Brazil, normally open-faced with various toppings as cheese, beef and vegetables) and potato chips.

12-year-old fan Matheus is a great supporter of Corinthians and has attended many games.  His opinion about the match was positive, “This is a difficult game for Corinthians, but the athletes are playing very well. I hope Corinthians win this night.”

Matheus echoed the wish of hundreds of fans around the court.

When players entered the court to warm up, fans were fascinated and you could see the glint in the children’s eyes. The Corinthians team really tries to get the kids closer to professional athletes. Players enter the court definitely for the game accompanied by the children of the club, holding hands.

The professional athletes did not mind stopping for a few seconds to take pictures with the fans who admired them behind the net. During the interval of the match, some young players were called to make a penalty shoot-out and feel like the professional ones of the night.

Corinthians does this for a very specific reason. According to Edson Sesma, futsal manager for Corinthians, the sport is a tool for a child or youth improve their abilities, movements, self-knowledge and dynamism.

“Quick thinking, taking several actions and a lot of contact with the ball are three concepts present in futsal that are very important in the growth of the child,” Sesma reflects.

At the end of the night, Marreco eliminated Corinthians from Liga Nacional de Futsal. The result was Corinthians 4 (0) x (1) 3 Marreco. Although Marreco would still lose in the semifinals for Assoeva, it was a game full of emotions, attacks and counterattacks that players from both teams did their best to amuse people watching them.

Goals were scored by Matheus, Douglas Nunes and Douglas, for Corinthians. Suelton, Emerson, Fabiano Assad and Barbosinha scored for Marreco.

Vander Carioca, Corinthians Futsal pivot, is now 41 years old. He started playing futsal with the age of 7. It is more than 30 years of futsal. For him, futsal is a new type of education, outside classrooms. “It’s a life of futsal, a sport that gave me everything”, said Carioca.

This is the objective of Corinthians Club and USA Futsal.

Regardless the outcome of the match, Corinthians' Futsal team is increasingly prepared for the futsal world. They have ten male teams and four female teams and as Sesma says, “it is no longer just a modality, but a great sports project.”

Corinthians as an organization tries to integrate the sports practiced inside the club and also the junior players, professional athletes and fans. Their style of play is very well received by other teams, especially futsal fans.

Futsal is one of the sports that is conquering the world. It can be practiced in small places, such as indoor courts, and it is attractive and feasible for any age. In Brazil, futsal is accompanied by people who like soccer a lot. In a country that is mono-sport, having a sport that is very similar in the way that football is played is very important in order to give more voice to sports that receive less attention from the public and the mainstream media.

“Futsal stands out both commercially and sportily,” Sesma affirms. “Commercially because of the way a game attracts all audiences and sportily because it is a great partner in the training of athletes for football”.

Futsal is especially important at the youth level to establish and develop co-working skills and quick thinking.

Corinthians' players are a prime example of this development. Despite the defeat,  players will keep their heads up and bring their best to their next matches and championships.


Play and learn; Futsal Coaching Clinic to take place during World Futsal Championships

The World Futsal Championships, one of the most well-known youth tournaments in the world, will kick off July 31st and this year,  the opportunity to develop skills won’t be limited to just the kids.

Tournament organizers have announced that there will be a Futsal Clinic for coaches and players of all ages which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coaches leading the clinic are two Brazilian experts well-known by futsal fans: Zego and Rodrigo Nunes.

Zego, a former player,  was responsible during his coaching career for developing stars such as Ricardinho, the Portuguese winger named Best Player in the World. Now Director of Coaching at Cadence Futsal Club, Zego created the 4-0 attacking system and was champion in Europe and South America, and brings 40 years of experience to the clinic.

Rodrigo Nunes, futsal coach and coordinator at Flamengo,  was also a Brazilian champion in the under 15s, under 17s and under 20s categories.

Those interested in participating in the clinic can click here to register.

 

 

 


The world's best feature in epic game: Inter Movistar are UEFA Futsal Cup champions

The main competition of European futsal, UEFA Futsal Cup always produces some stunning contests that are decided in the final moments. This is especially the case in the Final Four tournament.

This wasn't the case in 2017.

Spain's Inter Movistar humiliating Sporting Lisbon from Portugal 7-0 in the decisive game on Sunday.

Recently elected World Player of the Year, Ricardinho scored twice with the other goals coming from a brace by Rivillos as well as Gadeia, Lolo and Rafael Rato. It was a record fourth title for Inter Movistar in the competition and the first time that a club has scored seven times in a final.

In their UEFA Futsal Cup campaign they scored twenty-three goals and conceded four over five matches. One of the strongest teams in the world, Inter combines top players from Spain such as Rivillos, Pola, Ortiz and goalkeeper Jesus Herrero with Brazilian stars Daniel, Gadeia, Rafael Rato and Darlan. Ricardinho, with his repertoire of skills and powerful shot, is the main name in futsal in recent years.

The Final Four of the 2017 UEFA Futsal Cup was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Kairat, who are from the host country, secured third spot after beating Ugra from Russia in a penalty shootout after a 5-5 draw.


World Futsal Cup Players Sit in on Inter MoviStar Practice

The players of several teams competing in the World Futsal Cup were lucky enough to be able to watch the legendary futsal team Inter MoviStar practice. The teams got to witness what it takes to be professional futsal player. The World Futsal Cup players were privy to unique training styles and drills and benefited greatly from the experience. The youth teams even got the chance to meet the players of Inter MoviStar including star player Ricardinho.


Intercontinental Futsal Cup

The Intercontinental Futsal Cup will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina. June 27 - 30th 2013. The tournament will feature professional teams from all over the Globe. The participants for the 2013 tournament are as follows:

World United FC
Carlos Barbosa
Dinamo Moscow
El Pozo Murcia
FSC Glucosoral
Intelli Orlandia

The tournament will have extensive media coverage and will be broadcast all over the world. All of the professional matches will also be livestreamed.
A youth tournament will take place simultaneously.