About Futsal


Futsal is a variant of association football (more commonly known as football “world-wide” or soccer “primarily United States and Canada”) that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors.
Futsal is played between two teams each with five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. The game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

Futsal is the official international FIFA Indoor 5-a-side Soccer format. Over 170 of the 204 FIFA Federations are now playing this sport. The game is played by approximately 25 million worldwide with professional leagues operating in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Japan.

Rules & Regulations:

The latest Futsal Laws of the Game are now available: http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/generic/51/44/50/spielregelnfutsal_2010_11_e.pdf

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