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Indian cricket player Virat Kohli and music composer AR Rahman during a Premier Futsal League promotional programme in Mumbai.IANS

The much-awaited anthem of the first-ever Premier Futsal in India has been released and the star attractions in the video remain AR Rahman and Virat Kohli — lending their vocals and shaking a leg too. Premier Futsal is scheduled for a July 15 start.

Kohli, the brand ambassador of the tournament, is seen in a stylish avatar in the video where he raps for the song, titled 'Naam hai Futsal'.

Players from across 21 countries are slated to take part in the competition. There will be eight teams representing Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad and Goa in the league. Three international players, one international marquee player and one Indian player will comprise the five-member teams.

Big names like Paul Scholes, 'Pele of Futsal' Falcao, Michel Salgado and Deco have signed for the competition so far. The league also announced the arrival of a host of players, including UEFA Championship-winning Italian national Jairo Manoel dos Santos, two-time world cup-winning Spaniard Francisco Ruiz Serrato, triple world champion Leandro Simi and triple Copa Del Rey winner, twice UEFA futsal champion and twice world champion Gabriel da silva Dias.

Experienced international coaches from Futsal, like Max Bellarte, Sergio Tabbia, Octavio Gomes De Oliveira Junior and Ney Pereira will also be a part of the competition.

The names of the teams have not been revealed as yet. However, it has been announced that prominent Bengali film actor Jeet will be the owner of the Kolkata franchise. Catch the official anthem of Premier Futsal:

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