Indoor Soccer/Futsal is an exciting adaptation of the world game. It emphasises the importance of teamwork with running, passing and ball skills to provide a high energy, fast moving game. Soft or low-bounce soccer balls are used to maximise skill level whilst minimising the risk of injury.
This hugely popular sport showcases the unique skills of the outdoor game with the convenience of indoors and professional competition management.
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Brief History of Indoor Futsal
Juan Carlos Ceriani Gravier is largely credited for the creation of the Five-a-side Soccer known as Futsal or Indoor Soccer in 1930. The game served as a productive outlet for the youth of YMCAs based in Montevideo, Uruguay. The game was featured in youth competitions allowing them to showcase their skills and build camaraderie.
The game game caught on like wildfire and spread throughout South America, but most especially Brazil. It is through this game that Brazilian soccer greats like Pele, Bebeto, Socrates, and Zico honed their footballing skills that helped them conquer the world stage.
In 1965, the very first international Futsal competition was held and won by Paraguay. Brazil took the next 6 Futsal South American Cups. In 1982, the very first World Cup for Futsal was held in Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Not surprising, Brazil took the Championship. It repeated the feat in 1985, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012, making it the most successful national Futsal team on the planet.