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Futsal Rules and Skills


Introduction: Futsal Rules and Skills

In Futsal Rules and Skills the DEF prepared for you a well illustrated content focusing on the main rules and Skills of Futsal.

Futsal Rules

01) What size futsal court?

The Futsal court is a rectangle and its measurements are:

  • FIFAinternational competitions: 38 to 42 meters long and 20 to 25 meters wide.

  • National competitions (Brazil) adult and under-20: minimum 38 meters long and minimum of 18 meters wide.

  • National women’s adult competitions, south-20, under-17 and under-15 and national competitions but men’s under-17 and under-15 the minimum length is 36 meters and the minimum width is 18 meters

Futsal Court Measurements

02) What size of FUTSAL BEAMS?

The size of the Gol or Traves de Futsal is 3 meters wide between the posts, and the height of the indent is 2 meters in relation to the ground.

Futsal Beams or Goals - Futsal Rules and Fundamentals
Futsal Rules and Fundamentals: size of futsal beams


Futsal substitutions are unlimited during gameplay. However, there is an area where, mandatorily, replacements will be made in Futsal, which is in front of each reserve bank / technical area with 5 meters wide.

Replacement zone on futsal court
Updated Futsal Basic Rules

04) A Futsal Team is made up of how many players?

A Futsal team consists of 5 players,one of them being the goalkeeper. In official competitions the maximum number of bookings is 9 athletes. Substitutions in Futsal are unlimited. Substitutions can be made with the ball in play or out of play, provided that in the REPLACEMENT ZONE.

05) How long does a Futsal match last?

A futsal match is timed and divided into two equal times. For adult matches, under-20 and under-17 will be two time of 20 minutes, while for under-15 matches, it will be two times of 15 minutes. The interval between game times should be a maximum of 15 minutes.


In Futsal it is not allowed the goalkeeper to keep the ball for more than 4 seconds,with his feet or with his hands, in his defense court. On the attack court the goalkeeper can touch the ball freely and for as long as he wants as a line player.

It is allowed only a ball kick for the goalkeeper,and he cannot receive the ball indented using his hands. After a recoil,he can only receive the ball on his defense court if he touches an opponent.

Can the Goalkeeper score in Futsal?


  1. the team has a player expelled, will be left with one player less for 2 minutes or until they concede a goal.
  2. If both teams have players expelled and have the same number of players on the court, the team will only be recomposing after 2 minutes.
  3. If both teams have players expelled, but one of the teams is outnumbered by having had more players expelled, the team in numerical inferiority can have the replacement of a player after conceding a goal. E.g. Team A had two players expelled, team B had 1 player expelled, if team A, which is outnumbered, suffers a goal before after 2 minutes after expulsion, team A may have the replacement of a player.


The side shot in futsal is charged with the feet, the ball must be placed on the line or up to 25 centimeters off the court, the player who charge the side shot can not be with his feet inside the court. The charge must be made in 4 seconds. No direct goal from lateral shooting is allowed.

Futsal Rules: Side Shot

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09) THE SHOT / GOAL Shot in Futsal

The goal shot in Futsal must be charged exclusively by the goalkeeper, using his hands, within uses goal area and within 4 seconds.

Futsal Rules: Goal Throw

10) THE CORNER SHOT / Corner in Futsal

The corner/corner shot in Futsal is charged with the ball in the fourth circle, with the feet in up to 4 seconds.

Futsal's Main Rules: Corner Shooting

Futsal Rules and Fundamentals: The Corner Shot

Futsal Fundamentals

The Technical Fundamentals of Futsal

What are the Fundamentals of Futsal

The Fundamentals of Futsal are the techniques used during the game of Futsal. Futsal’s fundamentals are the dominance or reception of the ball, ball control, ball driving, passing, kicking, head, dribbling and feint.

What are the Fundamentals of Futsal?

The fundamentals of Futsal are the mastery or reception of the ball, ball control, ball driving, passing, kick, headhead, dribbling and feint. Below is a summary of the main fundamentals of Futsal.

Reception or Ball Dominance In Futsal

It is the act of receiving the ball in Futsal, the domain can be performed with any part of the body allowed by the Futsal Rules,such as feet, thigh, chest, head and other parts. The main and most indicated technique for receiving /mastering the ball in Futsal is the “tread”, which is when the Futsal player dominates the ball by stepping on it with the sole of the foot.

Futsal Fundamentals: Reception or Ball Mastery
Futsal Basic Rules and Fundamentals – Photo: Kai_NITEandDAY

Fundamental Ball Control in Futsal

The Ball Control in Futsal differs from the dominance of the ball because it refers to the act of keeping the ball under control without dropping it to the ground. This technique is also popularly known as lowered.

Fundamental Ball driving in Futsal

Ball Driving is the act of driving the ball over your domain through the game court. It is possible to make the ball driving straight or with changes of direction (zigzag). Driving can be by using the front of the “chest” of the foot or stepping on the ball, the so-called “roll”. It is very important that the Driving is done with the ball very close to the player’s feet.

Futsal Rules and Fundamentals: Ball Driving

Foundation Ball pass in Futsal

The Ball Pass in Futsal is the act of sending the ball to a player of the same team. The Pass can be performed with any part of the body allowed by the Futsal Rules,with the feet, thigh, chest, head, heel. The most used technique of passing is done by touching the ball with the inner part of the foot, the so-called pass placed.

Futsal Fundamentals: Pass
Futsal Fundamentals and Rules: the Pass

Kick foundation or submission in Futsal

Chute no Futsal is the act of sending the ball towards the goal/goal of the opposing team with the intention of scoring a goal. The Kick can be performed with any part of the body allowed by the Futsal Rules,kick with the inner part of the foot (placed), with the “chest” of the foot, peak, heel, thigh, head. The best Kick is the one that unites precision and strength.

KICK OR SUBMISSION PLEA IN FUTSALFutsal’s Main Rules and Fundamentals: The Kick

Header Plea in Futsal

It is the act of giving a headbutt on the ball, the Header in Futsal can be used defensively, to interrupt an opponent’s attack, to give Passes or in the form of Kick / Finish, with the aim of scoring a goal. The most used technique of Headhead in Futsal is done using the forehead region.

Dribbling Foundation in Futsal

Dribbling in Futsal involves two other foundations, Dominance and Driving. Dribbling is the act of passing dominating and driving the ball. Dribbling requires a change of direction, creativity, speed and agility, with the intention of deceiving the opponent and passing through it.

Dribbling Foundation in Futsal
Futsal Rules and Fundamentals: Dribbling in Futsal

The Finta Foundation in Futsal

The Feint in Futsal is different from Dribbling because it is done without the mastery of the ball, also known as Body Dribbling. The Feint is a creative movement, with change of direction, without the ball, made to deceive the opponent in order to reach or receive the ball.


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