11v11 Compared to Futsal Rules
11v11 FOOTBALL FUTSAL
Size 5 ball Small ball with reduced bounce. Size 4.
(Juniors may use Size 3)
11 players 5 players
Substitutions cannot be reversed Unlimited "flying" substitutions
Main referee & 2 assistant referees (linesmen) Main referee and assistant referee with nearly identical responsibility, plus timekeeper were possible.
Running clock operated by main referee Stopped clock operated by timekeeper
45-minute halves 20-minute halves
No time outs 1 time-out per team per half
(No time outs this tournament))
Goal kick Goal clearance (goalkeeper throw’s the ball out)
Shoulder charging and slide tackles allowed No shoulder charges or sliding tackles
Referees discretion on time wasting at restarts 4-second rule on restarts
Offside rule None
Goalkeeper’s 6 second rule Goal keeper 4 second rule at all times when in own half.
Goal keeper can handle ball headed/chested back to him. Goal keeper cannot handle any ball deliberately played back to him
Unlimited fouling 5-foul limit and then penalty from a second penalty spot 2 meters behind main penalty spot.
Ball can be played back to the keeper. After every back pass to the GK the ball must cross the halfway-line or be touched by an opponent before the ball can again be passed back to the GK.
No substitution for player sent off Player sent off can be substituted after 2 minutes has elapsed or opponent has scored.
Corner kick placed in arc Corner kick placed on corner
Players retreat 10 yards at free kicks Opposition players retreat 5 metres at kick-ins & free kicks
Futsal is fully supported by the FA.
Futsal incorporates great fair play ethics.
Futsal is fast, open and demands skill and technique from the players.
Futsal is the World’s most played small sided game.
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