Futsal

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Futsal is a version of five-a-side football which is played on a small hard court and not on the traditional pitch. Developed in Brazil, it features two teams of five players each, including the goalkeepers. FIFA has encouraged Belize to get more involved in this form of modified football, and currently the FFB has created testing grounds in Belmopan, San Pedro, Cayo and Independence. Because of the size of the court and the rules of play, there is an emphasis on innovation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing. The Vision of the Federation is to enhance the skills and discipline of younger prospective national selection players by channelling them into this sport.