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Kuala Lumpur: An AFC Futsal Fitness Instructors’ Seminar concluded in the Malaysian capital on Saturday.

The seminar, delivered by Eliney Silvo Melo of Brazil and attended by six participants from five AFC Member Associations, covered various topics such as warming up, physical demand in futsal and anaerobic training. 

“This fitness seminar is an important focus in futsal.” said Head of AFC Futsal and Beach Soccer Development Ali Targholizadeh. 

“AFC has been working on the development of futsal for many years, and we had a lot of discussions on a lot of topics during the seminar and I’m happy with the good exchange of ideas.

“Many years of futsal development have witnessed significant progress in Asia as futsal has become one of the most popular indoor sports. This seminar played a big part in the development of futsal and it will help us close the gap between Asia and Europe.

“We also read the news that India has commenced its Futsal League. As you can see the sport is growing tremendously in Asia. The AFC will do its best to assist all MAs in all areas to make this young sport more successful."

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