Table 1

Differences in the laws of the game between football and futsal

Pitch90–120×45–90 m38–42×18–25 m
Ball410–450 g, circumference 68–70 cm400–440 g, circumference 62–64 cm
Players per team115
Substitutions3Unlimited ‘flying’ (12 players on a team)
No substitution for player sent offPlayer sent off can be substituted for after 2 min or other has scored
Duration45 min halves20 min halves
Running clockStopped clock
Time-outsNo time-outs1 time-out per half and team
Restart the matchNo absolute time limit4 s rule on restarts
Offside ruleYesNo
Accumulated foulsNoYes