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The inescapable importance of futsal

With the death of Brazil's "father of futsal," we look at the history of the sport and its massive influence on football as a whole

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Brazil plays Argentina at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo: Danilo Borges/Rede do Esporte

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. With the death of Brazil’s “father of futsal,” we look at the history of the sport and its massive influence on football as a whole. Also, with football fans in Brazil suffering extreme withdrawal symptoms, broadcasters are showing classic title wins of the country’s biggest clubs. Enjoy your read!

The legacy of futsal in Brazil, for better or for worse

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