Do You Know What Futsal Is About?

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    Aug 03, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
    NYT: Futsal is an import from South America. Futsal originated in Uruguay and Brazil in the 1930s and roughly translates to “hall football” or “football in a room.” The five-a-side game is played on a hard surface roughly the size of a basketball court with a low-bounce ball.

    Players like Pelé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Ronaldinho honed their skills playing futsal, and many club teams in Europe, like Barcelona, have full-time futsal programs. It is no coincidence that the tiki-taka, quick-passing, perpetual-movement style exemplified by Barcelona and Spain’s national team in recent years is futsal writ large.

    “Futsal is a great activity for young players,” Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the United States men’s national team, said in an email. “

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/sports/soccer/for-young-soccer-players-vast-ambitions-grow-in-tight-spaces.html?ref=sports
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    Aug 24, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    We call it "futbol 5" and thats what most people play (me included).