TEST CRITERIA FOR FUTSAL BALLS

There are two levels of criteria for the three designations. The requirements for the category FIFA INSPECTED or the technically equal IMS International Matchball Standard and for the superior category FIFA APPROVED, with higher test levels, are:

**Property****APPROVED****INSPECTED****Specifications**
**Weight **410 - 430 grams 400 - 440grams ball pressure 0.6 bar
**Circumference **62.5 - 63.5 cm 62.0 - 64.0 cm ball pressure 0.6 bar
**Sphericity **maximum 1.5% maximum 1.8% ball pressure 0.6 bar
**Loss of Pressure **maximum 20% maximum 25% ball pressure: 0.6 bar maximum loss of air after 72 hours
**Rebound **55 - 65 cm 50 - 65 cm ball pressure: 0.6 bar dropped from a height of 2m on to a wooden floor
**Balance **maximum 5° maximum 7.5° ball pressure: 0.6 bar ball being rolled down an inclined slope on to a table with predetermined rolling direction / angle deviation of rolling direction is measured
**Shape and Size Retention Test** * **Increase in circumference ** * **Deviation on sphericity ** * **Change of pressure** measured after 2,000 kicks - seams and air-valve undamaged maximum 1.0 cm maximum 1.5% maximum 0.1 bar ball pressure: 0.6 bar shooting on to a steel panel with approx. 50 km/h shooting length 2.5m

Tests will be conducted at room temperature (approx. 20°C) and 65% humidity