Futsal, or futsala, is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It can be considered a version of five-a-side football.[1]

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball.[2] The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.[3]

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Indoor Football was first played in Christchurch in 2014.



Playing Rules

At the New Zealand Deaf Games, Futsal is played according to the official FIFA Futsal rules. There may be exceptions to these rules, which can be found in the Futsal By-Laws.