Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. This is the game that many outdoor soccer players around the globe grew up playing (Neymar, Marta, Messi, Ronaldinho, Iniesta, etc.). They constantly mention Futsal as the main reason for their enhanced decision making, ball control and speed of play.
- 4 field players and a goal keeper
- No offsides
- The GK can only play the ball (by feet or hands) for 4 seconds in their own half. Unlimited touches and time on the ball if half field is crossed (known as flying keeper or 5th attacker)
- Unlimited substitutions on the fly
what are the benefits?