Football

Giggs to play in Indian futsal league

Welsh football legend Ryan Giggs will return to the pitch as a player in the inaugural Premier Futsal starting in India this week, the organisers announced yesterday.

Brazilian star Ronaldinho and former AC Milan striker Hernan Crespo have also signed up for the event starting in Chennai tomorrow.

Giggs, 42, recently left his assistant manager's role at Old Trafford following the arrival of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The organisers tweeted yesterday: "History waiting to be written! Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho and Crespo are now part of the Premier Futsal family!"

The tournament will see six teams with five players each lock horns in the indoor competition.

Each team will be led by a marquee player with Giggs helming Mumbai and England great Paul Scholes, who was signed up last month, leading Bangalore. - AFP.

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