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2019 FUTSAL TOURNAMENT RULES
All pool matches will be played one period of 15-minute game with a running clock.
All knock out stages will be two halves of 15 min.
Goalkeepers and Goal Clearance
A goal clearance must be thrown (and not kicked) and the goalkeeper cannot touch the ball again until a member of the opposing team has touched the ball. A goalkeeper may throw across midcourt.
Goalkeepers may touch the ball with their hands inside the penalty area, a semi-circle with a six-metre radius. They can move anywhere on the pitch and are allowed to throw the ball out into the opposition half. If the goalkeeper has the ball he must play it to a team-mate within four seconds, regardless of whether the ball is in his hands or at his/her feet.
Kick in is indirect. Both feet must be outside of the touchline or on the line. 4 seconds to kick.
Misconduct and Fouls
Red card - A player that receives a red card or two yellow cards in one game is automatically suspended for the remainder of current game. After receiving a hard or soft red card the player must leave the court premises within one minute without substitution. Red Carded player cannot return. .
A substitute player may replace a sent-off player and enter the pitch two full minutes after the sending-off. They may, however, enter the pitch before the two minutes have elapsed should their team concede a goal while a player down.
There is no offside rule in Futsal.
Playoff Games & Penalty Kicks
Knock out stage games must have a winner and will be decided by penalty kicks if tied after regulation. The winner of a coin toss will have the option of choosing to kick first or last.
- Choose any 3 players from roster, kick from PK spot on court (6 meters, approximately 20 feet).
- If additional PKs are needed, teams go 1 by 1 with new players.
- No player may take a second shot until every player on roster has taken a PK, including goalkeepers.
Goals may not be scored directly on restarts, which include:
- At the start of the game
- To start the second half
- After goals are scored
- From kick-ins (touchline)
Slide tackles are not allowed in Futsal but players are allowed to slide on the field (e.g., to stop a ball from going out of play, to direct a pass towards the net, etc.) For a player sliding to be considered a foul, the tackler’s opponent must be in possession of the ball. Referees will not give a foul for a slide if the opponent does not have possession of the ball.
Players must enter and leave the court from the designated spot by their team bench. “Flying substitutions” allow coaches and players to enter and exit as they please, however the field player must exit before the substituting player can enter. Any of the substitutes may change places with the goalkeeper without informing the referees or waiting for a stoppage in the match. If a current player on the field wants to switch places with the goalkeeper he or she needs to wait for a stoppage and inform the referee. There is no limit to the number of substitutions you can make in a game.
Any player required to leave the pitch to correct his or her equipment must not re-enter without the permission of the referees.
The 4 Second Rule
On kick-ins, free kicks, goal clearances and corner kicks the player in possession of the ball has four (4) seconds to restart play which the referee will count with fingers in the air. If play is not restarted within four (4) seconds an indirect kick will be awarded to the opposing team. The goalkeeper is not allowed to control the ball for more than 4 seconds in his/her own half.
The 5 Yard Rule
On corners and kick-ins players are required to keep 5 yards from the player in possession of the ball. Players must immediately give 5 yards.