FUTSAL vs FOOTBALL (outdoor)
more ball contact
between each shot
Source: Futsal World Cup 2008 & 2012
Futsal ‘5 v 5’ is an indoor ‘court’ sport. Futsal comes from the Portuguese phrase “futebol de salão”, which can be translated as “hall or gym football”. The faster surface, the low bounce ball and clean, non-aggressive contact rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, technique, ball control and passing in small spaces and dramatic action – all game long. Futsal players are more exciting, use more technique & are more creative than soccer players.