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I Mundialito de Clubes
10 Mar 2011

Amarelle to captain FC Barcelona

The spanish star will play a coach-player role in the 'blaugrana' side, as officially presented in the club


FC Barcelona has placed a strong bet on taking their name and their outfit to the Beach Soccer universe. And to do it, as an undeniable pillar of their philosophy, they want to count on the best players to represent their colours. Just some days after making official their landing onto the Mundialito de Clubes, it has been the turn for Ramiro Amarelle to be officially presented as the captain of the Catalan squad. Javier Bordas, FC Barcelona Board Member, in charge of the Futsal Section, and Joan Cuscó, FIFA Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee Board Member have taken part in the event, as well.

Amarelle, who will play a coach-player role in the team, wanted to highlight the excitement he felt when seeing a dream come true: “As a sportsman and as a footballer, it is a great honour to me to be a part of this club. We are going to be up to par with such a great name. We have built a competitive team and we are going to fight for the cup”. “Besides”, he added, “Barcelona has strong ties with Beach Soccer. Dani Alves, for instance, has always explained that he spent hours and hours playing Beach soccer in his hometown Salvador de Bahia, and this is precisely where his great technique comes from”.

In turn, Javier Bordas explained that “FC Barcelona is fully interested in Beach Soccer. It is a young, fresh sport with huge possibilities, and it is part of the FIFA Family. Our club wants to take part of all the football modalities and we are really thrilled with this project. It is just a first step, for the moment, but we expect it to grow strong”.

Joan Cuscó, FIFA Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee Board Member stressed the importance of the step done today: “It is a historic moment for Beach Soccer. With FIFA backing, we have managed to have the world’s biggest clubs come to Beach Soccer and make this competition true. It makes us extremely happy that a club like FC Barcelona joins our world, just as other giants such as AC Milan, Boca Juniors, Lokomotiv Moscow or Corinthians, among many others, have done”.

We will have to wait little more than a week to see the curtains of this I Mundialito de Cluubes open wide in the Represa de Guarapiranga (São Paulo). Next Saturday, March 19th, at 8:30 am (local time), Lokomotiv Moscow and Seattle Sounders will shot the starting signal of the new era of Beach Soccer.

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