4) Futsal/Beach Soccer
The mini and modified version of football, futsal is extremely popular as an indoor sport.
The variant of the same played on sand is beach soccer which is played with five players per side on a smaller hard court pitch indoors.
As expected, this sport is very popular in Brazil and hence, it is a surprise that the inclusion of this event was not pushed for in this edition.
Also, as per the latest Futsal men’s ranking, Japan lies in the 12th spot. Therefore, based on its popularity in the world, futsal/beach soccer is one of the sports that should be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.