In Pics: Virat Kohli's fan moment with football legend Luis Figo

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Mumbai, Apr 5: India's star batsman Virat Kohli experienced a fanboy moment on Tuesday after he met Portugal football legend Luis Figo in Mumbai. (Why did Virat Kohli say 'we learn from our mistakes')

Virat Kohli posted a picture with Figo on his micro-blogging handle Twitter.

When Virat Kohli met Luis Figo

"With the legend himself @LuisFigo What an absolutely wonderful man #Grateful #FanBoyMoment," Kohli, who was adjudged as Player of the Tournament in the just concluded ICC World T20, said on Twitter.

Even Figo said he was glad to meet India's most-beloved sportsman and tweeted an image with the cricketer.

Figo shared image from his Twitter saying, "Great pleasure to meet @imVkohli the most loved sportsman in India."

 

Meanwhile, Luis Figo, Real Madrid FC and Portuguese soccer legend, announced Premier Futsal, a first-ever multi-national Futsal league conceptualised by Indian entrepreneurs under the entity Premier Futsal Management Pvt. Ltd.

Futsal, a 5-a-side shorter variant of Soccer with two halves of 20 minutes each, is governed by Futsal Association of India (FAI) with accreditation from the international governing body, Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF).

The franchise-based league will be played across eight cities in India from July 15th to July 24th 2016 and is set revolutionize how the sport is played and consumed globally.

Premier Futsal, will bring together 56 of the best current Futsal players from across the world in a competitive format. The pioneering model will see each playing team mandatorily comprise of three international Futsal players, one international marquee soccer player and one Indian Futsal player. Each squad size will be of twelve players.

Luis Figo announces Premier Futsal

Luis Figo, Real Madrid FC and Portuguese soccer legend, announced Premier Futsal, a first-ever multi-national Futsal league conceptualised by Indian entrepreneurs under the entity Premier Futsal Management Pvt. Ltd.

Luis Figo announces Premier Futsal

Luis Figo, President at the logo unveil of Premier Futsal, an International Futsal league flanked by (LEFT) Xavier Britto, Chairman and (RIGHT) Namdev Shirgaonker, Vice-president, Asociacion Mundial de Futsal (AMF).

Luis Figo announces Premier Futsal

Futsal, a 5-a-side shorter variant of Soccer with two halves of 20 minutes each, is governed by Futsal Association of India (FAI) with accreditation from the international governing body, Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF).

Luis Figo announces Premier Futsal

Premier Futsal, will bring together 56 of the best current Futsal players from across the world in a competitive format.

Premier Futsal, in association with FAI, will launch a talent hunt program across eight cities to scout and select Indian players. The program will comb through 2500 participants per city, to shortlist five regional players for each team.

Speaking at the launch, President of Premier Futsal and Former World Player of the year, Luis Figo said, "Premier Futsal is set to take the sport of Futsal to the next level internationally. Back in Portugal, I have played Futsal extensively growing up which instilled quick thinking, skills and close control. In the last two decades, the sport has established its identity and with Premier Futsal, we hope to further propagate the sport in its individual capacity."

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