The popularity of this sport is increasing every year. What is futsal, and how does it differ from classical football? And do they play in modern Russia?
What is futsal?
This fast, very dynamic and, at the same time, elegant game is gaining popularity all over the world. The term itself comes from a combination of the words "football in the hall."
What is futsal? This is a sports game, belonging to the category of command. In fact, this is the same classic football. The only and key difference is that players "chase" the ball not on the green lawn of the football field, but on solid parquet in an enclosed space.
The motherland of futsal can be considered the country of Uruguay. The rules of this game invented, in the 30s of the last century, a certain Juan Carlos Seriani. The World Futsal Association (AMF) was established only in 2002, although the first world championship in this sport was held back in 1982.
Features of the game
Futsal is often confused with another similar game -mini-football. However, there are significant differences between them. If mini-football is a more technical game, in which the accuracy of passing passes is of particular importance, then futsal is a contact game where it takes a lot of time for a tough fight for the ball.
In fact, the split into two separate sports occurred only in the 80's. It was then that the term "futsal" first arose.
Answer the question "what is futsal?"It's impossible not to understand the rules of this game.Thus, the matches are played on a smooth and hard surface (most often wooden) of a rectangular area with parameters of 38 by 20 meters (not less than) .The width of the futsal gate is three meters and the height is 2 meters .
The game involves two teams, each of whichwhich - five players. The number of possible substitutions for a match is unlimited. One game lasts, according to official rules, two halves of 20 minutes each. In the futsal allowed rolls (which distinguishes this sport from mini-football).
Futsal of Russia
They play this fascinating game in Russia. The first national championship for this sport took place in 1993. And the first championship in futsal got the capital club "Polygran". By the way, he is the absolute record holder in terms of the number of these titles (in all, Polygran became the Russian Futsal Champion 5 times).
Since 1992, the country has also regularlyRussian Futsal Cup. The strongest futsal clubs in the state are the Moscow "Polygran", "Dynamo" and "Spartacus", as well as "Concentrate" from Yakutia.
Thus, futsal is a beautiful and dynamic game, which every year attracts more attention.