Definition of futsal in English:


Line breaks: fut¦sal
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtsal


[mass noun]
  • A modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor, pitch.
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    • The objective has been to include grassroots futsal within the popular summer programme.
    • The first world futsal tournament sanctioned by the International Football Federation was played in Holland in 1989.
    • Javier Lozano's decision to step down as Spain coach marks the end of an era in Spanish futsal.


1980s: partly from Brazilian Portuguese, shortened from futebol du salão, and partly from Spanish, shortened from fútbol sala or fútbol de salón.

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