World Football Fives

Arena Soccer (North America) and Futsal (South America)

Arena Soccer was codified in Canada and is played on convderted Ice Hockey rinks. There is no out-of-bounds and the ball may bounce off the wall back into play. Futsal (Futbol de Salon – literally Indoor Football) was codified in Uruguay in 1930 and is played on the same court as Olympic (Team) Handball. There are out-of-bounds lines as in standard 11-a-side Soccer but in the case of Futsal the ball must be kicked back into play rather than thrown. In both Arena Soccer and Futsal the attacking team must pass the ball into a semi-circle surrounding the defending team’s goal before they are allowed to shoot. Goals are the smaller Ice Hockey and Olympic Handball goals respectively.

ODESSA, UKRAINE – 28.11.2020: MFC PRODEXIM (UKR) FUTSAL Champions League (Kherson)-white- ROSARIO (Northern Ireland) -blue. Highlights. PRODEXIM 28-1 Rosario Futsal Club. Mini-football on parquet


UEFA Futsal Cup

UEFA Futsal Cup

UEFA Futsal Championship (Editions): 

2009-10 (Pending Review)

UEFA Futsal Champions League (Results)

UEFA Futsal Cup (Overviews):

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Arena Soccer was invented in Canada, and is played on a converted Ice Hockey Arena, with walls rather than an out of bounds line. It is primarily played in the Canada, USA & Mexico, where there is a Major Professional League, Major Arena Soccer League.

Arena Soccer Leagues


Major Arena Soccer Leagues

Major Arena Soccer League 2014-Present

Professional Arena Soccer League 2011-2014

Major Indoor Soccer League 2009-2014

Division 2 Arena Soccer Leagues

Major Arena Soccer League 2 2017-2020

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