More than 110 countries play Futsal today and because Futsal is played in a field with dimensions many times less than the regular Soccer give the players the possibility to develop skills of speedy, short dribbles,better control of the ball, make decisions in small spaces and short period of time.
In Brazil it is very usual kids starting to learn the games on early ages(3-4 years old) and play straight until 13-14 when they move to Soccer, but you see many players continue Futsal since it good market including foreign countries hiring Futsal Players to their leagues, such as Italy, Spain, Russia, England, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, etc.
Almost 100% of the players of Brazilian Soccer Team were Futsal players when they were kids.
The totality of Brazilian team in the 2006 World Soccer Cup in Germany played Futsal when they were young.
Here is the list....
- Júlio César
- Gilberto Silva
- Juninho Pernambucano
- Zé Roberto
- Ronaldinho Gaúcho
- Ronaldo, fenômeno