Taiwan make adjustments for futsal tourney

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 01, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan have made adjustments to their lineup and tactics to start the Asian Football

Taiwan head coach Adil Amarante, left, yesterday speaks at a news conference in Taipei for the launch of the Asian Football Confederation Futsal Championship.  Photo: Kayleigh Madjar, Taipei Times

Confederation Futsal Championship today, with Brazilian head coach Adil Amarante yesterday saying that he is confident of getting the best out of a team motivated by home crowd support.

Amarante has led Taiwan in training and friendlies in Japan last month, with preparations intensifying over the past week at New Taipei City’s Tamkang University.

There were concerns following an injury to experienced captain Chang Chien-ying during training in Japan, but Amarante has made adjustments to the lineup and drilled players on the new formation and tactics.

Chang was a key player in the original plan and it is unfortunate he will be sidelined, but “we have a group of young players, and the rest of the team will step up to make the difference,” Amarante said at a news conference for the start of the event. “The fact that we are playing at home will be a strong motivation.”    [FULL  STORY]

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