Futbolin player in red shirt, with peeled surface.
Table football player in yellow shirt, with peeled surface.
Futbolin player mounted on rusted bar.
Table football player in red and white shirt, with peeled surface.
Futbolin player in yellow shirt.
Table football player mounted on rusted bar.
Red star painted on the bootom of a table football.
Children play table football in Pesillo, a small village in the mountains of Ecuador.
Ecuador – June 2010
Table football, also known as Foosball or Futbolin (in Latin America), is a table-top game. The game of table football was first invented in 1922 in the UK. Human players use figures mounted on rotating bars to kick the small plastic ball into the opposing goal. Each team of 1 or 2 human players controls 4 rows on its side of the table. The game ends when one team scores a predetermined number of goals. In 2002, the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) was established to promote the sport of table football and regulate the international competitions.