S.M united beats Rigsum with a goal

S.M united scoring their second goal

The S.M United defeated Rigsum 3-2 in the ongoing Thimphu Futsal championship currently underway at the Changlimithang open stadium. The league/knock-out tournament has 18 teams in total playing for the championship and 18 matches have been played till now.

The tournament started from 1 November and will end on 11 November.

Two matches were played on 2 November where Pep City defeated Zee City 5-0 and Rigsum defeated Youngstar 4-2. On 3 November, One More Than You defeated Young Brother United by 16 goals. Kuenjung defeated Druk United 8-0, and Gambit defeated Tohsa 5-2.

This is the only Futsal match being played in Bhutan.

A Futsal coach Pema said that they haven’t applied all the rules of Futsal, because most of the players don’t know the rules so it was difficult to apply all the rules this time. But he is definite that from next year they will apply all the rules of Futsal.

The Futsal coach said they would get experienced coaches from all over Bhutan to coach the players.

The Futsal tournament is organized by Bhutan Football Federation (BFF).

What is Futsal?

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines, walls or boards are not used.

Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. It is played for 30 minute with a 5 minute break.

Upasana Dahal

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