Futsal for All Day: A new AIFF initiative popularise Futsal in India
14 Jul 2022

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation welcomes everyone in celebrating the ‘Futsal for All Day’ on Monday, August 15, 2022 by organizing futsal activities in your respective communities. The purpose of this event is for everyone to know more about Futsal and to play and enjoy the game.

Any person or organisation can organize a Futsal for All Day event in their community and everyone is welcome to enjoy the game, irrespective of age, ability, gender or socio-economic background. Those who are interested in organising a Futsal for All Day event are requested to fill the Pre-event form. Click here to avail the form.

Please download the Getting Started with Futsal Handbook from the AIFF Document Library to know more about Futsal and the activities that can be organised. Activities could include small-sided games, festivals, competitions, awareness workshops etc. Organisers are encouraged to explore other innovative ways to celebrate "Futsal for all Day" in their communities. The activities could be organised any time between August 15 and 31 at the organiser's convenience.

Those who are interested in organising a Futsal for All Day event are requested to fill the Pre-event form by Sunday, July 31, 2022. For any further queries, please write to grassroots@the-aiff.com.

About Futsal

Futsal is an exciting and fast-paced indoor sport that is played across the world and is recognised by FIFA and the AFC. It is a 5v5 small-sided game, played with a smaller, low bounce ball and on smooth surfaces with touchlines. It is a great sport to develop skills as it demands quick thinking and reflexes, creative dribbling and accurate passing of the ball.

Following are a few basic rules about the game:

  • It can be played both Indoors or Outdoors
  • It is played on a reduced-sized pitch and with reduced-sized goals
  • It is played with smaller teams (4 outfield players + 1 goalkeeper) and with a size 4 Futsal ball, that has less bounce
  • It is played in two 20-minute periods (excluding stoppages) and with an unlimited number of substitutions
  • It is played with no offside.

Futsal in India - The sport Futsal in India has been making some great strides in recent times. The inaugural edition of the Hero Futsal Club Championship organised by the AIFF, which took place in November 2021 has been a tremendous success and we hope to organise the event annually. The AIFF Member Associations have also been organising Futsal Club Championships in their regions, apart from Futsal referee workshops and coaching courses. With your support, we hope to make Futsal a popular sport for everyone in India.

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