A total of 32 teams played in the preliminary round. Seeding of teams was based on their 2023 UEFA futsal club coefficients. Eight teams were pre-selected as hosts and were first drawn from a separate pot to their corresponding seeding position. The remaining teams were then drawn from their respective pots to their corresponding seeding position. Teams from Armenia & Azerbaijan, and Kosovo & Bosnia and Herzegovina could not be drawn into the same group. This procedure is only necessary if a ranking of the teams is required to determine the team which qualifies for the next stage. Futsal earned its reputation for building great players with its smaller fields and heightened intensity.
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In the event of injury to the second referee, the third referee will replace the second referee. On Path B, the teams ranked 12th to 15th were in seeding position 1 and those ranked 20th to 22nd in position 2, along with one preliminary round winner. The remaining preliminary round winners were in a further pot to fill positions 3 and 4, while the best preliminary round runner-up is pre-allocated into Group 5 position 4. For this season, the top three-ranked associations are Portugal, Russia, and Spain. As the title holders are from Spain, the 4th ranked association, Kazakhstan, can enter two teams.
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Jewellery is not allowed, nor are other items that could be dangerous to the player wearing the item or to other active participants. Nuno Dias of Sporting also became the first coach to record 50 competition wins with a single club (Jesús Velasco has 60 wins but with multiple teams). The final tournament is played at a centralized location and consisted of single-legged semi-finals, a third-place play-off, and final. If scores were level at the end of normal time, extra time was played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if the scores remained tied. Although futsal recently gained steam the United States, the game carries a history dating back to 1930. Juan Carlos Ceriani, a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created the alternative five-a-side model of indoor soccer for young players to compete in YMCAs. Almost immediately, futsal proliferated throughout South America due to its availability throughout the year and in any weather condition.
He has been playing soccer since he was 8 years old and continues to actively play as well as coach youth soccer. Bryan’s mission is to help people enjoy the beautiful game throughout their lives.
Under the Futsal Laws of the Game, Law 11 references offside as it does in association football, but only says that there is no offside in futsal. FIFA publishes its futsal rules as the ‘Laws of the Game’, in which each of the 17 ‘laws’ is a thematically related collection of individual regulations.
The futsal court is much smaller than a soccer field. The surface of a futsal court should be a hard, smooth surface like asphalt, wood, or synthetic materials. There is a goal at each end of the court, and the surface of the court is divided into two halves by a center line. Futsal is a five-a-side format of football, and the only form of indoor football approved by world governing body FIFA.