Futsal players have a ball, but no spectators


The ‘‘Celebrity Guest Shots’’ (in yellow) compete against ‘‘Alakazam’’ (in black) in a game of futsal at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin this week.

Level 2 restrictions means no crowd. Futsal is an indoor, five-a-side form of football, typically played with a less-bouncy ball, a shorter playing time and a smaller court.

Sport New Zealand estimates 25,000 players are registered across the country.

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