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Record crowd in awe after successful Futsal Oz Live event in Melbourne

  • Over 2000 fans cheer their futsal and football heroes at Futsal Oz Live in Melbourne
  • Falcao and Douglas Costa turn on their tricks and skills to win over fans
  • Three competitive games held at the State Netball Hockey Centre

Australia’s biggest-ever futsal event has been hailed a success with a record futsal crowd attending the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Saturday evening.

Over 2000 chanting guests roared as futsal legend Falcao and football dynamo Douglas Costa dazzled the crowd with fancy footwork and unbelievable goals.

The feature match between arch-rivals Pascoe Vale and Fitzroy saw a fascinating and entertaining clash that had fans on the edge of their seat.

Futsal god Falcao, playing for Fitzroy, performed some of his trademark skills, while Pascoe Vale’s Douglas Costa showed why he is a star on the rise on the international football scene, dazzling those in attendance with his blistering speed and phenomenal touch.

Fitzroy won the game 8-7 in a closely-fought contest.

Futsal Oz Live featured three matches, with leading Series Futsal Victoria teams FC Carlton Heart and FC Balwyn hitting the court first. The match was action packed, closely fought contest that ended 3-all at the end of regular play. The game was decided in Carlton’s favour by an enthralling penalty shoot out.

The second event was an all-womens match between representative teams from Melbourne and Sydney. Armed with the world’s best female futsal star Vanessa, Melbourne ran out convincing winners 7-2.

The event also saw Melbourne hit band Vaudeville Smash rock the crowd, featuring their famous football track ‘Zinedine Zidane.’

Futsal Oz and its staff would like to thank all who attended and we look forward to bringing you the next installment of Futsal Oz Live in the near future.

Quotes, Falcao

The event was perfect – I loved every minute
I was pleased to be part of something special for Australian futsal. I get to play in lots of events in Brazil and around the world, but this one was fantastic.
The game was good. We all got to show the fans some skills and we all played very well. I was glad my team won.
I’m already excited for the next event here. I want to come back here to Melbourne and play more.

Quotes, Douglas Costa

What a great event. I was so glad I came to Australia for this,
It was an honor to be invited to play and, if I get another invite, I will definitely come out again.
For me, it was great to play with my friend Lucas Kruel and the Pascoe Vale team. Everyone has been very welcoming.

Quotes, Vanessa

It has been a great experience, being in Australia and Melbourne. I’ve really enjoyed it,
I’ve been very impressed with the love of futsal in this country. People really love the game, just as much as I do.
It was an honour to play at Futsal Oz Live, and to play in the winning team. I really want to come back for the next game. It was a hard game but we had trained well together to get the result that we wanted.

Quotes, Peter Parthimos

CEO & Founder, Futsal Oz

Futsal Oz Live was an absolutely fantastic event and the response has been incredible,
The crowd were either loud and excited, or they were silent because they were on the edge of their seat.
I knew that this event would be a success, but it was better than that. There were some great skills, unbelievable goals and most important, people left with a greater appreciation for the game of futsal.
I’m proud that Futsal Oz Live is now the most attended, greatest futsal event ever held in Australia and from here, the sky is the limit. I can’t wait to digest this and make the next one even bigger.
Just to see Falcao produce some of his brilliance, and the speed and star power of Douglas Costa – all here in Melbourne – I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

Futsal Oz Details

Futsal Oz is the home of elite, social and junior futsal in Victoria and Australia.

With its three world-class stadiums in Brunswick, Mount Evelyn and Thomastown, Futsal Oz provides a safe and competitive way for everyone to enjoy futsal (a style of indoor soccer).

This year, Futsal Oz celebrates its 10th year of being a futsal organizer and provider to thousands of players.

For more on Futsal Oz, visit our website http://futsaloz.com.au

2016 Futsal Oz live poster