In futsal, breaking a rule results in a foul for the opposing team. It is taken through a direct or a indirect free-kick. On some occasions, the team that commited the foul isn’t allowed a defensive wall. But when does this happen? Let’s check it out!
There’s a foul limit in futsal
The futsal rules allow teams to commit up to five fouls in a period without being penalized. From the “sixth foul” and on, the team that commited the infraction isn’t allowed a wall to try to block the shot. The free-kick is taken on the 10-meter mark and the taker must shoot it directly to the opponents goal. All the other players, excluding the opposing goalkeeper, must remain behind the ball and at least five meters away from it.
When a new period starts, the foul count is reset and both teams are allowed to commit up to five fouls again.