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Futsal Rules

Futsal Rules

Game Length

  • Game consists of two periods of 24 minutes each.
  • Half-time is 5 minutes. 
  • No overtime; games end in tie.

Kick-off

  • Ball need not be played forward. (house rule)
  • A goal may not be scored directly from the kick-off.

Substitutions

  • An unlimited number of substitutions can be made
  • Substituted player must depart court to team bench area; substituting player must enter court from bench area.
  • A substitution may be made at any time, whether the ball is in play or not.
  • Player going in needs to wait until the other player is completely off the court before entering (violations receive yellow card).

Time Out

  • Teams are entitled to a one-minute time-out in each period; team must have possession to call time-out. 

Half time interval

  • Teams switch sides and benches during the half-time interval.

Ball out of play

  • The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line, whether on the ground or in the air.

Fouls

  • Fouls are penalized with a direct free kick, penalty kick or indirect free kick.

Accumulated Fouls

  • Beginning with the sixth accumulated foul in each half, the other team is awarded a penalty shot from the second penalty line for each foul.

Kick-Ins

  • When the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air, or touches the ceiling of the facility, a kick-in is awarded the opposing team.
  • A goal may not be scored directly from the kick-in.

Position of kick-in

  • At the moment of delivering ball, the kicker must have one foot on the touch-line or on the ground outside the pitch
  • Player must kick the ball, which must be stationary, either from the point where it left the pitch or on the ground outside it at a distance no greater than 25 cm from that point
  • The ball must be kicked within 4 seconds of being ready to do so
  • The ball is in play when it enters the pitch.

Goal clearance

  • The goal clearance is a method of restarting play. Goalie restarts the game using hands and has 4 seconds to play the ball out.
  • A goal clearance is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the attacking team.
  • A goal may not be scored directly from a goal clearance.

Four-second count when the ball is in play

  • Each time that a team’s goalkeeper is in possession of the ball while it is in play and in his own half of the pitch, one of the referees must visibly perform the four-second count.

Play-back to the Keeper Rule

  • When keeper plays the ball out (after making a save or after a goal clearance), he/she is not allowed to receive the ball back unless the other team touches the ball or the ball goes out of bounds (kick in).
  • If ball goes out of bounds or the opposing team touches the ball, the goalkeeper can be used as an outlet once (using hands is NOT allowed at this point) and has 4 seconds to play the ball back out with his/her feet.