Age is nothing but a number and FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup player, Alan Cavalcanti seems to personify this.
The player who just turned 40 has still proven to be a key player for the Portuguese team. Scoring three goals in four games, he has also conjured up three assists and remained the tournament’s leading creator.
“I like to work for the team and it makes me happy when I come up with an assist. Obviously it’s great to score a goal, but I demand a lot of myself with my passing and I think that assists deserve a lot of credit. I hope to come up with a few more and to see Portugal keep on winning,” he said.
He maintains that his love for the game is what keeps him going. Alan is also not someone who lives for glory as he loves to help others achieve goals as well.
“I really like setting goals up. I do. I enjoy it so much that I joke to my team-mates: ‘I’m 40 and I’ve scored lots of goals. You young guys can do the scoring now’. So when I play a pass in, it makes me really happy,” he said.
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