Futsal is 5 v 5 soccer played indoors on a hard court or turf. It is a fast paced game with no sidewalls and is recognized as the “Worlds Indoor Game” by FIFA. It is played all over the world, from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Central America and North America.
“Futsal” is derived from the Spanish, “futbol sala”, which means indoor soccer.
Brazilian Mens World Cup superstars such as Pele, Ronaldo, Zico, Bebeto, Socrates and Brazilian Women’s superstars like, Katia. Roseli, Pretinha and Sissi played futsal in their home country before going on to star on the world stage in the World Cup.
Played with a goalie protecting a smaller than outdoor goal and 4 field players, totaling 5 on the field, futsals greatest gifts are teaching the proper time, space and skill needed to excel at the outdoor game. Just look at the style and grace that the Brazilians play with on the outdoor field. FIFA player of the year Ronaldo played futsal until he was 16, and Messi credits futsal as being the teaching force behind his magical play.