Spanish coach says goodbye to Vietnam futsal team

Friday, 2016-09-30 12:11:15
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Spanish coach Bruno Garcia has said goodbye to the Vietnam national futsal team.
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NDO/VNA – Spanish coach Bruno Garcia has said goodbye to the Vietnamese national futsal team after guiding the team to the round of 16 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 in Colombia, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

“From the bottom of my heart, I thank the VFF—especially to head of the Vietnam futsal team Tran Anh Tu—who understands and respects my decision as well as supports my work. Thank you for letting me be a part of your dream of playing in the World Cup”, said Garcia.

Via the VFF, Garica also expressed his heartfelt thanks to players and fans.

Garcia helped Vietnam make it into Asia’s top four teams and go on to become one of the top 16 strongest teams in the world. He also helped the Thai Son Nam futsal club win bronze medal at the 2015 Asia futsal clubs championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Southeast Asian futsal clubs championships.

He previously led numerous futsal clubs in his country. He then coached the Hangzhou Zhejiang Dragons team, which ranked second in the Chinese futsal championships.

Before going to Vietnam, he was the coach of the Peruvian national futsal squad.

During his coaching career, Garcia won the Ramon Cobo Award for the most excellent futsal coach in the Spanish Football Federation during the 2011-2012 season.

According to Tu, captain Nguyen Bao Quan will temporarily replace Garcia at the up-coming Southeast Asian tournament.

“I will face many pressures when coaching the Vietnam team because the squad has recently met such good results. However, I am ready to face the challenge” Quan said.