Futsal legend Falcao tells UAE to keep the faith

 

Falcao has urged people in Dubai and all across the UAE to stay at home and be safe during the coronavirus pandemic. -- Agencies
Falcao has urged people in Dubai and all across the UAE to stay at home and be safe during the coronavirus pandemic. -- Agencies

Dubai - The 42-year-old, who was adjudged Best Player of the Tournament in the 2004 and 2008 editions of the Fifa Futsal World Cups and also helped the A Selecao win their fourth and fifth World Cups in 2008 and 2012, asked everyone to keep the faith that everything will return to normalcy.

By James Jose

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Published: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 6:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8:48 PM

DUBAI - Celebrated Brazilian futsal player Falcao has called out to his friends in his favourite city Dubai and the six other emirates to stay safe during the global coronavirus pandemic and reiterated that we will ride this out together.
The prolific former striker, who made 258 appearances for Brazil, plundering an astonishing 401 goals, also hoped to see his friends in Dubai soon enough.
"Hello my friends from Dubai and from all Arab Emirates. It's Falcao here. I'm here to tell you, stay at home, be safe," Falcao said on Tuesday.
The 42-year-old, who was adjudged Best Player of the Tournament in the 2004 and 2008 editions of the Fifa Futsal World Cups and also helped the A Selecao win their fourth and fifth World Cups in 2008 and 2012, asked everyone to keep the faith that everything will return to normalcy.
"And everything is gonna be okay. I really love Dubai, so I couldn't forget to send this message for you guys! Stay at home and take care! See you soon, Dubai," added Falcao, who was adjudged the Best Futsal Player of the World in 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012.
Falcao enjoyed a trophy-laden career for both club and country. The ace left-footer is also the world's all-time leading goalscorer.
 

Falcao, classified as the best player in the history of futsal, former player of the Brazilian national team, & former player of Atlético Mineiro, Santos, São Paulo, Vasco da Gama & Corinthians, has joined the Dubai Sports Council's initiative to train at home, "Be fit, be safe" pic.twitter.com/CGK75EvAR2
- Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) April 28, 2020">
Apart from playing for a host of clubs where he made 701 appearances and scored 1005 goals, Falcao also featured in the inaugural edition of Premier Futsal with Chennai 5s.
He is the latest sporting celebrity to add weight to the Dubai Sports Council's (DSC) 'Be Fit, Be Safe' campaign.
The others who are part of DSC's campaign are Portugal's former World Player of the Year Luis Figo, Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos, former French star Nicolas Anelka, former Argentine international and Premier League winner Juan Sebastian Veron, former Brazil international Julio Baptista, Italy's World Cup heroes Marco Materazzi and Gennaro Gattuso, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, former Spain international Michel Salgado, former Real Madrid and Malaga centre back Fernando Sanz, rising Portuguese star Joao Felix, former France internationals Eric Abidal and Mikael Silvestre, Argentina's Hernan Crespo, Italian Walter Zenga and refereeing legend Pierluigi Collina.
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