What is Futsal?
Futsal is a small-sided soccer game recognized by FIFA, which began to be practiced in Uruguay and Brazil during the 1930s. In large cities, the spaces and fields to play soccer were few and even those were becoming less and less available. Therefore, the population was forced to play soccer in smaller spaces and so, in 1936 came the first rules of the new sport. The name "futsal" was chosen by FIFA from a combination of words; Portuguese futebol (soccer) and salão (court), creating futsal. The game is 5v5, played on a flat smooth surface court with smaller goals and a reduced bounce ball. This environment places the players emphasis on technique and skill in high-pressure situations, providing fertile ground for the development of skills common to the regular game of soccer (11v11).