This month it’s already 30 years ago that I was chosen MVP on the first Futsal World Championship. After this WC, FIFA approached me if I wanted to become an instructor and teach the Futsal in other countries.
As FIFA’s first instructor I visited already many countries all over the world and still I hope that Futsal will be respected as a full-fledged sport. Anyone can say that it is already but in my opinion still a lot of associations see the Futsal as rival of the Football; this is from my own experience while speaking with Technical Directors. For example in Switzerland, Austria and Asia the competition is only four months, that says enough. But I still keep the faith and maybe it will take longer.
I myself still try to convince the responsible people that Futsal is a surplus value for the Football individual.