As futsal is one of the most popular sports in Paraguay, FIFA TV and FIFA.com went along to a youth team's training session for a closer look. The youngsters there all share the same dream: the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
Both players and coaches in the South American country work hard to achieve that aim. Many of them dedicate their entire lives to the discipline, aware that futsal is perhaps the best possible way of training for football on a full-size pitch, as technique and creativity are essential qualities.
FIFA has supported futsal projects in Paraguay for over five years, a fact which has led to a six-fold increase in the number of players around the country. Considering that iconic figures such as Pele and Ronaldo learned their trade on a futsal court, it is small wonder that these Paraguayan youngsters dream of following in their footsteps.