Differences Between Futsal & Soccer

Game of Futsal

Soccer


 

Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer)


#5 Ball   #4 Ball – 30% less bounce
11 players   5 players
3 substitutions   Unlimited “flying” substitutions (12 Players on a Team)
Throw-in   Kick-in
Running Clock   Stopped Clock
45 minute halves   20 minute halves
No time-outs   1 time-out per half
Goal kicks   Goal Clearance (throw)
Some contact   No shoulder charges or sliding tackles
No absolute time limit to restart game   4-second rule on restarts
Offside Rule   No Offside Rule
Goalkeeper steps   No restrictions, but limited to 4 seconds
Goalkeeper cannot touch by hand a ball kicked back   Goalkeeper cannot touch by hand a ball played back
Unlimited back passes to Goalkeeper   One back pass to Goalkeeper
No sub for player sent off   Player sent off can be substituted for after 2 minutes or other has scored
Corner kick placed in arch   Corner kick placed on corner