Fiji has pulled out of the Oceania Beach Soccer Championship to be held in Tahiti at the end of this month.
The Fiji FA council said it not have the time to select and assemble a team.
Fiji Football Association president Muhammad Shams-ud Dean Sahu Khan said greater development work needed to be done in beach soccer.
He said focus would turn towards development of the five a-side game.
“We have seen the result in Futsal during the Oceania Championship in Suva,” Dr Sahu Khan said.
“From next year we will start a National Futsal League.
‘We will get the help of experts from FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation to help us.”
He said a new academy being built in Suva would have a futsal ground.
There are plans t, with a similar pitch planned for the Ba academy.
He said they would target schools.