DDFC Head Coach, Charlie, was recently called up by the England U23s Futsal squad. For those of you who haven't heard of Futsal, it's a variant of football played on a indoor, hard court that is smaller than a normal football pitch. The rules are pretty much the same as 11-a-side football but the game is much quicker and places a lot of emphasis on technical ability and quick decision making in limited space under high pressure.
Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development; players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar to name but a few.
His form has also earned him a transfer to one of the best sides in the country, Baku United who played in the Champions League of Futsal a couple of seasons ago, being knocked out by Barcelona in the quarter finals.
We wish wish him all the best with his Futsal career and will hopefully see him in the England First Team soon!