Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. It is the modified form of soccer that is played with five players on each side and is generally played in an indoor format. However, the game can be played outdoors on a flat, hard surface with the right floor.
The indoor soccer field does not have a defined and unique size, it can vary from 25 to 42 meters long and from 16 to 25 meters wide. The minimum measures do have some regulations depending on the game in question: in national games for adults or under-20, it must be at least 38 meters long and 18 meters wide.
As for international games, the measurements are always the same, as we already mentioned, the minimum are 20 meters wide and 38 meters long, with a maximum of 25 meters wide by 42 long.
Other Characteristics Of The Futsal Court
Court Material: Ideally, futsal should be played on a wooden or synthetic surface. This game is really useful for players to hone their skill, control, and technique. Many soccer legends like Pelé and Ronaldinho credit futsal for its quick thoughts, reflexes, and precise passes.
Line marking: The tone marking with lines should be 8 cm wide and preferably white or yellow. The penalty area for each goal is defined as a quarter circle with a radius of 6m centered on the outside of each goal post. Goals should measure 2.0m high by 3.0m wide.
Center of the field: It is a line that separates the field in two. It is located half the length of the block, in the middle of this line there are a small circle 10 centimeters in diameter where the game begins. Around this one there is another bigger circle with 3 meters of the diameter that marks the distance that the other players must have without being the ones that mark the beginning.
Penalty area: It is a semicircle with a radius of 6 meters that is at each end of the field and that delimits the area where the goalkeeper can defend himself or use his hands to touch the ball.
It also has a dot in the center of that line in front of the mark to indicate where the player must score a penalty kick.
Substitution area: It is an area outside the field, with one for each team that is 5 meters long by 80 centimeters wide. It is immediately in front of the reserve bench. where the team coach and players can stand, in case of substitution.