The match is controlled by a referee who enforces the Laws of the Game, with assistance, when possible, by a second referee. The decisions made by the referees are final, and can only be changed if the referees think it is necessary and play has not restarted. In representative futsal, there is also a third referee and a timekeeper, who are provided with equipment to keep a record of fouls in the match.
The full FIFA Laws of the Game are available from FIFA’s website. The simplified rules below provide an excellent overview for general club play.
The court is generally a wood or artificial sports court material, although any flat, smooth material may be used. For international matches, the length of the court is between 38–42m and the width 20-25m. For club/school or other matches, it can be from 25-42m in length; while the width can be 16-25m. The length of sidelines should always be greater than the length of the goal lines. A rectangular 3x2m goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line. For futsal in New Zealand, an indoor netball court is most commonly used and is an excellent option for school and club play.