|Governing Body:||Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)|
Futsal or futsala is a contact team sport and is a variation of association football. It is played on a hard court which is smaller than a football ground and is mainly played indoors. Futsal is also regarded as five-a-side football.
The sport was originally developed as an indoor football in Uruguay by Juan Carlos Ceriani in the year 1930 for recreational purpose where it was played on the basketball court. The rulebook of the game was published in September 1933 where in the rules were framed from the combination of the rules of football as well as basketball, water polo, and team handball. They were initially not uniform and were thus reframed by Habib Maphuz and Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveria Fernandes within the YMCA of São Paulo Brazil to permit seniors to compete.
Today, futsal has two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Both of them are responsible for regulating the official rules of their respective versions of the sport.
To score more goals than the opponent team.
Two teams of five players each side including a goalkeeper competes against each other. The team can have a maximum of 12 players in a match. Substitutions are unlimited. If any team has players less than three in number then, in that case, the competition is said to be abandoned and thus is counted as a loss for the team.
This ace Brazilian futsal player is fondly known as Falcão by his loved ones. Alessandro has earned numerous medals at various competitions in his sport for his flamboyant and dynamic dribbling skills with his powerful and accurate left foot.
This Portuguese player is popularly known as Ricardinho. He plays as a winger for the Spanish club Inter FS and the national team of Portugal as well. He has been named as the Best Player of the World by Futsal Planet in 2010 and was also bestowed with Benfica player in 2014 and as an Inter FS Player in 2015. Ricardo is the first and only player from Portugal to have received this award.
He is a Spanish Futsal player who plays as a goal keeper for Inter Movistar. Amado has numerous achievements under his belt that clearly defines his ability in his sport.