Brazil's Falcao out of Futsal World Cup
Brazil's Futsal World Cup campaign suffered a huge blow when their biggest star, Falcao, limped out of their opening Group C game with a right-calf injury. "My dream of playing a fourth World Cup may be over," said the 35-year-old, following Brazil's 4-1 winning start against Japan in Nakhon Ratchasima on Thursday night.
Thailand had earlier kicked off their campaign as hosts with a 3-1 win against Concacaf champions Costa Rica in Group A.
The tournament for the world's top 24 teams will see a total of 52 matches played including the final on November 18.
Visa, a sponsor of the tournament, is giving cardholders who buy more than Bt3,000 of official tournament merchandise a 30-per-cent discount on their next item purchased. The discounts apply only at the stadiums - Bangkok Futsal Arena, Indoor Stadium Hua Mark, Nimibutr Gymnasium and Korat Chatchai Hall.
To purchase tickets, visit www.Fifa.com/Thailand2012, any Thaiticketmajor outlet or call (02) 262 3456.
Matches today (kick-offs local time):
Czech Republic vs Kuwait (7pm)
Egypt vs Serbia (9pm)
Guatemala vs Colombia (5pm)
Russia vs Solomon Islands (7pm)