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Find out about futsal

Find out about futsal

Futsal is an exciting five-a-side version of football. It's very popular in Europe, Asia and South America - and now the UK is catching on.

Futsal is a non-contact game played with a specially designed ball that has 30% less bounce than a conventional ball.

Managers can make up to seven substitutions during a game and play doesn't have to stop for a substitution to be made.

The whole idea of futsal is to improve your skills on the ball. Great players like Pele, Zico and Ronaldinho learnt many of their skills from futsal - and if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us!

Here's our guide to getting involved.

ENGLAND

The game in England is growing fast, and the launch of England's first ever international team is sure to make it even more popular.

If you want to know more, take a look at the futsal section of the Football Association website:

SCOTLAND

The Scottish Football Association is making great strides to get as many people playing futsal as possible.

You'll find plenty of information - including skills, laws and venues - on the SFA website:

MORE INFORMATION

Futsal is endorsed by European football's governing body, Uefa, and the first Uefa Futsal Championship took place in 1999.

The Uefa website has plenty of information on the game in general, as well as a graphical guide to the rules.


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