Futsal is a format of small sided football which places players in situations where they must receive or play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces, while the game demands a high level of technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness.
Briefly describing the game, Futsal is played with 5 players to a team on a 20x40m pitch, normally with a size 4 ball with less bounce than a normal football. For a complete set of Futsal rules, as well as a history of the game, click here.
FIFA Futsal Instructor (and former England Futsal Head Coach) Graeme Dell spoke at the 2012 Surrey County FA Conference in October - you can listen to him discussing the game by watching the video above (beginning at 1 min 35 secs). His presentation from the day can be downloaded below, which explains the philosophies of Futsal, a game now played by over 30 million people worldwide.
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It's one thing us preaching about Futsal, but what about the super stars of today who have credited Futsal with their development?
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