Futsal is the official FIFA and UEFA version of indoor 5 a side foot and indeed the only internationally recognized small sided game by every confederation.
There is a FIFA Futsal World Cup. Canadian players have the chance to play in this event. Over 100+ FIFA member nations have Futsal programs because they recognize its value.
Futsal is a sport in its own right which does not compete with football but serves to enrich it.
It is widely viewed as the ideal skill building environment for producing technically excellent football players.
Click here to read the official FIFA Futsal rules
Click here for a Futsal Referee Brochure