• Futsal is usually played on a handball court with handball goals.
  • There should only be 4 outside players + 1 keeper from each team on the field. A team can set a maximum of 7 exchangers. Players can be changed continuously.
  • It is played with futsal ball, which corresponds to an outdoor 4’s. The biggest difference is that it bounces less.
  • Match length: 1 × 13 or 10 min. In the playoffs, there are always 13 minutes of matches played. Note: In some cases, time can be frozen; damage, red card situations or other situations that make it unreasonably long to start the game. Note 2: The time can be stopped at the last minute or when a referee signals this.
  • If a team meets more than 3 minutes late for a scheduled match in the group or final game, the opposing team will be awarded a 3-0 victory. Note: The decision must be approved in consultation with the referee and the secretariat.


  • Important! In cups where no girl / ladies class is created because of few teams (fewer than 3-4), girls teams can line up in the boys / men’s class where they will start with four-goal management in each match. (At 10 min matches 3-0 lead). The girls teams will then be marked in the layout with *
  • The teams should have substantially different colors on the t-shirts. If the colors are too similar, it should basically be the awayt eam that is wearing vests.


  • Players who is given a yellow card should be expelled for 2 minutes. The player can be replaced.
  • Players who is given a red card must be expelled for the remainder of the match and cannot be replaced until after 3 minutes. Scores the goal against the team that has an expelled player within those 3 minutes, gets the team with an expelled player still replacing the player.
  • Players who are given a direct red card will be suspended automatically for one match. If this happens in the last group match, that wil be the first match in the playoffs. Longer suspensions following serious rule violations are determined by the referee and secretariat. Note: A player who has received a red card with two yellow cards can play the next match.
  • Offside is not practiced
  • It is played with kick-in and corner kick. Note: Goal cannot be scored directly from kick-in.
  • For kick-in, corner-kick and free-kick, the opposing team’s players must be at least 5 meters from the ball. Rule violations can be rewarded with a yellow card.
  • Direct and indirect free kicks are practiced. Events that lead to indirect free kick are a throwback to the keeper and the wrong execution of dead balls. Take a look at the rules below.
  • For all dead balls, the ball should be completely at rest. In the wrong execution of kick-in, free-kick or corner kick, the other team take over the ball on kick-in or indirect free kick where the offense took place.
  • Kick-ins, corner kicks, free kicks and throws from the keeper should be taken within 4 seconds of the player being ready to kick / throw. In case of a violation, the opposing team will take over the ball as close as possible to indirect free kicks where the violation took place. Note: If a long-time goal keeper throws in, the opposing team will be given an indirect free-kick on the 6-meter line.
  • Penalty kick is taken from the 6-meter line. Other players should be at least 3 meters away and outside the penalty area. The keeper should stand with his legs on the goal line until the penalty kick is taken.
  • All dead balls, with the exception of kick-ins, awarded just before the end full time shall be completed even though the match time is complete. After the death ball, one more touch is allowed, either from defending or attacking teams.
  • Sliding tackle and excessive use of body armor is not allowed and is rewarded with a yellow card. Note 1: Slipping for a ball that is not controlled by an opponent or blocking a shot is not counted as tackling. Note 2: Keeper can slip with body, but not with legs first.
  • It is operated with a replacement area on one long side. When making substitutes, the swapping player must be off the pitch before the other swaps. This should be done within the exchange area. Note: If the player entering the field is directly involved in the game, it is blown off and the player is awarded a yellow card. The opposing team is awarded indirect free kicks where the event happened.
  • If the ball touch the roof, the opposing team takes over the ball, by assigning a kick as close as possible, outside the sideline, where the violation took place.
  • Shin guards are not mandatory, but we still recommend everyone to use shin guards.

Rules about the goalkeeper:

  • The keeper can throw the ball over midfield.
  • The keeper has to throw the ball out of the penalty area after the ball has been behind the goal line. In case of repeated violations, indirect free kicks are sentenced as close as possible where the incident occurred outside the staff kicks field.
  • The keeper cannot throw the ball directly into the goal.
  • Tilbakespillsregelen (dont know the name in english) is practiced. Example: the keeper cannot pick up the ball with his hand when the team player plays the ball to the goalkeeper with his legs. In the event of a violation, the indirect free kick is sent to the opposing team from the 6-meter line.
  • Otherwise, no restrictions on the use of the keeper in the offensive game.
  • When changing the keeper, the referee must be notified before the change is made.

Various rules:

  • Extreme events will be penalized with exclusion from the rest of the cup and at worst from all activities organized by the Norge Futsal Cup. Such penalties are determined by a jury of judges and secretariat. In the event of extreme events, we will also contact the player’s club. It can also be reported to the police!
  • A player is only allowed to play for a team in the class in which the player is participating. All matches for the team that have not listed the current player in the team’s player list are set to 0-3!
  • Only players listed on the player list you supply before a match can play. In case of violation of this rule, the team will be disqualifed and the team’s match or matches set to 0-3. Note: It will be possible to register multiple players before the play-offs. The rule of a maximum of 12 players on a team (a player list) still applies in addition to the fact that it is ONLY allowed to play for a team in the class in which the player participates.

Remember that the referees are super in their decisions, and every player must respect the referee’s decision, even if it may be incorrect. It is allowed to disagree, but complaints over time are rewarded with yellow or at worst red cards.

Group games and play-offs advancement rules:

In the group stage you get 3 points for victory, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for loss. In the case of points equivalence, the table position is determined in the following order:

Best goal difference
Most scored goals
Head to head points between tied teams
Most wins
Drawing / coin toss

If it is a draw after regular time in the playoffs, the winner will be decided on the penalty shootout by each team taking 3 penalties each. If it is still the same, there will be one and a penalty as in football until a winner is announced.