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The History of Futsal in FISU

In terms of FISU competitions, futsal today is among those sports that draw the biggest number of teams and have a very high technical level. It was not always the case. During the first edition of the World University Futsal Championship (WUC) in Sao Paulo in 1984, "football en salle" or "football à cinq", as it was called then, was considered a difficult sport because of its particular structure, international situation and also the lack of unification in its regulations. Despite these problems, the Sao Paulo WUC was of great importance for the image of FISU, which was greatly enhanced. Our federation was seen as a pioneer in the establishment of  new sports traditions. FISU and the Brazilian University Sports Association, CBDU, made large progress in terms of overcoming the problems in unifying the regulations between FIFA and FIFUSA. Another benefit of this championship was the promotion of university sports in Latin America, thanks to the participation of Brazil, as well as of Bolivia and Uruguay.
Since that time, 11 other editions of this WUC have been organised; all of them had splendid success. It is true that futsal is a sport that is very practiced in universities. Most countries in the World University Futsal Championship present their best players, who also play a big role in their national team. On the occasion of championship in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2010, a women’s tournament was integrated into the championship, which hosted 72 players.

FISU Regulations

The futsal competition has its own FISU Regulations following the most recent rules of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The FISU Regulations are always set up on the recommendation of the FISU Technical Chair and the FIFA Technical Delegate in close cooperation with the Committee for Sports Regulations, and approved by the FISU Executive Committee.  In principle, the programme shall last seven (7) days and will include:

  • one (1) men’s tournament: maximum sixteen (16) teams
  • one (1) women’s tournament: maximum twelve (12)  teams

For each tournament, each participating country must present one (1) team of maximum twelve (12) players and minimum of ten (10) players and five (5) officials .
The countries participating in the futsal tournament must bring with their delegation and at their own cost for the men's tournament one (1) international FIFA futsal referee and for the women's tournament one (1) international FIFA futsal referee.

Minimum Requirements for Futsal

The Organising Committee must provide,for exclusive use, suitable sports halls to accommodate the futsal tournaments as approved by the futsal CT. The FIFA regulations must be followed.

Competition Facilities

Type of Venue

Number of Venues

Changing Room Competitors

Changing Room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

Competition Venue for Men's Tournament

2

8

2+2

2,000

50

Competition Venue for Women's Tournament

2

6

2+2

1,000

50

Training Venues

2

-

-

-

-

 

The following conditions are required for each competition venue:

  • The playing field and the free zone (2m from side lines) make together the playing area
  • A 3m wide free passageway around the free zone
  • Light intensity must be between 1,000 and 1,500 lux measured 1m from the floor and the minimum temperature not lower than 16°C (61°F) and the maximum one not higher than 25°C (77°F)
  • Synthetic floor covering approved by FISU and FIFA
  • Electrical scoreboards according to FISU and FIFA requirements


The following conditions are required for each training facility:

  • Each training court must be at a team’s exclusive disposal for the duration of each training session
  • The playing court and the free zone (2m from side lines) make together the playing area
  • Light intensity must be between 1,000 and 1,500 lux measured 1m from the floor
  • The minimum temperature must not be lower than 16 °C (61°F) and the maximum one not higher than 25°C (77°F)
  • The floor in the playing area must be the same as the floor in the competition venue

Next Events

2014 - 14th WUC Futsal - Málaga (ESP)

2016 - 15th WUC Futsal - Goiana (BRA)

 

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FISU Technical Chairs

Eric MICHALAK (FRA)

Alim Rachid MALUF NETO (BRA)

 

 

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Previous Events

2012 - 13th WUC Futsal - Braga (POR)

2010 - 12th WUC Futsal - Novi Sad (SRB)

2008 - 11th WUC Men's Futsal - Koper (SLO)

2008 - 1st WUC Women's Futsal - Vitoria (BRA)

2006 - 10th WUC Men's Futsal - Poznan (POL)

2004 - 9th WUC Men's Futsal - Palma de Mallorca (ESP)

2002 - 8th WUC Men's Futsal - Nyiergyhaza (HUN)

2000 - 7th WUC Men's Futsal - Jao Passoa (BRA)

1998 - 6th WUC Men's Futsal - Braga (POR)

1996 - 5th WUC Men's Futsal - Jyvaskyla (FIN)

1994 - 4th WUC Men's Futsal - Nicosia (CYP)

1992 - 3rd WUC Men's Futsal - Malaga (ESP)

1990 - 2nd WUC Men's Futsal - Parma (ITA)

1984 - 1st WUC Men's Futsal - Sao Paulo (BRA)

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