The Futsal Canadian Championships returned following a two-year absence due to Covid-19 and Team Nunavut was only too happy to get back in on the action.
This year’s side was made of seven players from Rankin Inlet and five players from Iqaluit. They took on the best futsal teams in the country — six in total from Yukon, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta along with Nunavut — and weren’t able to win any of their group games or their lone playoff game.
Futsal is the FIFA-endorsed version of indoor soccer and is played four-a-side with a goalkeeper, no walls and on a court as opposed to a field. The ball is smaller than a regular soccer ball and will bounce no more than four times from eye-level if it’s inflated properly.
Here’s some of the action from Gatineau.
– text by James McCarthy