Yawning Bread Photo Essay - 19 December 2007

Futsal on International Migrants Day





What is futsal? It's an indoor form of football (soccer), its name derived from the Portuguese futebol de salão and the Spanish fútbol sala/de salón (football in a room).

It is played by teams of just 5 players, one of whom would be the goalkeeper. Including substitutes, up to 7 players are permitted in a team. A smaller ball with less bounce is used, coloured in a way that contrasts with indoor colours.

To mark International Migrants Day, set by the UN for 18 December, various non-governmental organisations involved with migrant workers jointly organised a number of programs. One of them was a friendly futsal competition on Sunday, 16 December.




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