Futsal Rules


Each team has 5 players on the court - one of whom MUST be the goalkeeper

Team squads can be up to a maximum of 12 players

Players can perform substitutions without notifying the referee. (G/K's should only be substituted during a stoppage in play)

A goal CANNOT be scored directly from a sideline kick in, an indirect free kick or a kickoff

There are NO offsides!

Slide tackles are NOT allowed in a game of futsal by any players except goalkeepers

There is a 4 second time limit placed on all set plays

5 accumulated team fouls are allowed each half (per team).Each subsequent foul is rewarded by a 10 metre penalty shot to the opposition team

To restart the game from the sideline a KICK IN replaces the throw in

The g/k can only throw the ball and not drop kick the ball. Once distributed by the g/k the ball may NOT be touched again by the g/k

Goalkeepers may only handle the ball within their own penalty areas (“D”s)

Players must step back 5 metres from the ball at all set plays