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WITH FUTSAL SET TO FEATURE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG) BUENOS AIRES 2018, OLYMPIC.ORG TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE HUGELY POPULAR FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL FORMAT.
FUTSAL: A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME
THE GREAT INDOORS
Futsal is an exciting, small-sided football game that is mostly played indoors. It was originally developed in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930, when a local coach grew tired of cancelling matches and training sessions due to rain-soaked pitches and so created a version of football that could be played in smaller indoor sports halls with only five players per side. Around the same time, similar games were also being played on the streets of Brazil, where a shortage of playing pitches and a lack of space in crowded cities saw football-mad youngsters favouring smaller-sided games wherever they could play them.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The game was originally known as “fútbol sala” in Continue reading “Futsal at the Olympics?”