Two Iberian neighbours meet in Saturday's UEFA European Futsal Championship final and Spain player Kike and Portugal captain Arnaldo present uefa.com with their own guide to the squads.
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Two Iberian neighbours meet in Saturday's UEFA European Futsal Championship final in Debrecen and Spain player Kike and Portugal captain Arnaldo present uefa.com with their player-by-player guide to the squads.
Arnaldo on Portugal
1 João Benedito (goalkeeper, Sporting Clube de Portugal, 31)
Very consistent and a great motivator for the rest of the team.
2 Evandro (winger, Sporting Clube de Portugal, 28)
The warrior. He always gives everything he's got to help his team-mates.
3 Leitão (forward, Lobelle De Santiago FS, 29)
One of the best forwards you can find in futsal. The team has full confidence in him.
4 Pedro Costa (winger, SL Benfica, 31)
He's the brain of the team. A very intelligent player.
5 Joel Queirós (forward, SL Benfica, 27)
Born to score. He often decides games for us.
6 Arnaldo (winger, SL Benfica, 30)
7 Cardinal (forward, Sporting Clube de Portugal, 24)
His goalscoring skills are just amazing.
8 Israel (winger, FS Zamora, 27)
Has the ability to think about the game while he's on the pitch and is often picked as flying goalkeeper for that.
9 Gonçalo Alves (defender, SL Benfica, 32)
He's the gladiator of our defence. That says it all.
10 Paulinho (winger, CF Os Belenenses, 26)
He's very, very quick and excellent on the ball.
11 João Matos (defender, Sporting Clube de Portugal, 22)
He's a born fighter. Has loads of courage and personality.
12 Bebé (goalkeeper, SL Benfica, 26)
Impressive reflexes and a goalkeeper we can trust.
13 Pedro Cary (winger, CF Os Belenenses, 25)
He's the perfect example of what a team player should be.
14 André Sousa (goalkeeper, Instituto D. João V, 23)
As good playing with his feet as he is defending his goal.
Kike on Spain
1 Luis Amado (goalkeeper, Interviú Madrid, 33)
The best goalkeeper in the world.
2 Ortiz (defender, Interviú Madrid, 29)
He has tactical vision, I hope he will be my successor.
3 Javi Eseverri (winger, MRA Navarra FS, 32)
A phenomenon, probably the best guy in the group.
4 Jordi Torras (winger, Interviú Madrid, 29)
An impressive left foot and hugely skilful.
5 Fernandao (forward, FC Barcelona, 29)
A natural pivot, our reference point up front.
6 Álvaro (winger, ElPozo Murcia FS, 32)
Class and elegance in futsal personified.
7 Javi Rodríguez (winger, FC Barcelona, 35)
He has character and fighting spirit, a great captain.
8 Kike (defender, ElPozo Murcia FS, 31)
9 Juanra (defender, Interviú Madrid, 27)
Has a powerful shot: he is the future.
10 Borja (winger, Interviú Madrid, 25)
Has speed, is great in a one-on-one situation and a specialist in getting behind the defence.
11 Lin (winger, Caja Segovia FS, 22)
Has plenty of ability and is never afraid: he gives the squad youth.
12 Juanjo (goalkeeper, ElPozo Murcia FS, 24)
Luis Amado's eventual successor, he will be an amazing goalkeeper.
13 Cristian (goalkeeper, FC Barcelona, 27)
A goalkeeper with a great future.
14 Daniel (winger/forward, Interviú Madrid, 33)
Always the smartest person in the team.