How did players such as Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Robinho and Roberto Carlos develop skills that set them apart from other players?
What did they do as youngsters that provided them with the basis to becoming some of the world’s best players?
If you are interested in the answer then you need to learn more about a game called Futsal.
Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA with World and European Championships for club and National Teams.
The name 'Futsal' simply combines the Spanish words for ‘Hall’ – Sala and ‘Football’ – Futbol into Futsal. It is a five-a-side game, played with hockey sized goals and a smaller ball with a reduced bounce.
As a small-sided game players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces and it places considerable demand on technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness.
TheFA.com is here to tell you more about the game, just click on the links below to find out more...
Futsal: The Game Explained
The history of Futsal
Futsal in England
The laws of Futsal