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What is Futsal
THE SPORT OF FUTSAL
Futsalis an indoor variation of soccer (football), that is played on a hard court, in a much smaller area than a soccer pitch. Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
The sport of FUTSAL:
Incorporates rules of soccer that are modified for smaller space play
Uses a special sized soccer ball and smaller nets
Players play close together in a smaller area, so the speed of play is faster and decision making quick
Played on any flat surface, typically an indoor gym, so play is not affected by whether conditions
Easy to learn & play and great for all ages regardless of ability or skill.
It is a complimentary sport for school curriculum and minor soccer associations player skill development
Does not require players have any early soccer experience
Is affordable and fun to play
POINTS OF INTEREST
Futsal Canada is the National Sports Organization that governs futsal in Canada.
Canada’s National Futsal Team regularly participate in Americas Futsal Tournaments.
The sport of Futsal started in 1930 as a way to play soccer indoors and out of the elements of the weather
There are currently two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútsal (AMF), also known as the World Futsal Association, and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which are responsible for maintaining and regulating the official rules of their respective versions of futsal.
The first Futsal World Championships was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1982