2004 FIFA Futsal World Championship

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2004 FIFA Futsal World Championship
FIFA Futsal World Championship Chinese Taipei 2004
2004年世界杯五人制足球錦標賽
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Tournament details
Host country Chinese Taipei
Dates 21 November – 5 December
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 237 (5.93 per match)
Attendance 50,923 (1,273 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Falcão (13 goals)
Guatemala 2000
Brazil 2008

The 2004 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Championship was held between November 21 and December 5 [1] in the Republic of China (Taiwan) (officially "Chinese Taipei" for political reasons). It was the fifth [2] World Championship held under the aegis of football's world governing body. The venues were National Taiwan University Sports Center in Taipei City and Linkou Gymnasium in Taipei County (now New Taipei City).

Spain won the tournament, defeating Italy in the final.

Qualifying criteria[edit]

Qualified nations[edit]

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1  Chinese Taipei
2004 AFC Futsal Championship April 16–25, 2004  Macau 3  Iran
 Thailand
 Japan
2004 African Futsal Championship July 9 - September 3, 2004 1  Egypt
2004 CONCACAF Futsal Championship  Costa Rica 2  United States
 Cuba
2003 Copa América – FIFA Futsal August 26 – September 1, 2003  Paraguay 3  Paraguay
 Argentina
 Brazil
2004 Oceanian Futsal Championship  Australia 1  Australia
UEFA Preliminary Competition Groups 5  Ukraine
 Spain
 Czech Republic
 Italy
 Portugal
TOTAL 16 Field is Finalized

Venues[edit]

NTU Gymnasium Linkou Gymnasium
City Taipei Linkou
Capacity 3,500 15,000

First round[edit]

(21 November-26 November)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Spain 9 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19
 Ukraine 6 3 2 0 1 12 8 +4
 Egypt 3 3 1 0 2 16 12 +4
 Chinese Taipei 0 3 0 0 3 2 29 –27
Chinese Taipei  0 - 12  Egypt
Spain  2 - 0  Ukraine
Chinese Taipei  0 - 10  Spain
Egypt  4 - 5  Ukraine
Ukraine  7 - 2  Chinese Taipei
Egypt  0 - 7  Spain

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 23 2 +21
 Czech Republic 6 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3
 Thailand 3 3 1 0 2 5 15 –10
 Australia 0 3 0 0 3 2 18 –16
Australia  0 - 10  Brazil
Czech Republic  2 - 1  Thailand
Australia  0 - 5  Czech Republic
Brazil  9 - 1  Thailand
Thailand  3 - 2  Australia
Brazil  4 - 1  Czech Republic

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Italy 9 3 3 0 0 15 5 +10
 United States 4 3 1 1 1 7 8 –1
 Paraguay 3 3 1 0 2 8 11 –3
 Japan 1 3 0 1 2 5 11 –6
Italy  6 - 3  United States
Japan  4 - 5  Paraguay
Italy  5 - 0  Japan
United States  3 - 1  Paraguay
Paraguay  2 - 4  Italy
United States  1 - 1  Japan

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9
 Portugal 6 3 2 0 1 9 1 +8
 Iran 3 3 1 0 2 9 13 –4
 Cuba 0 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13
Iran  0 - 4  Portugal
Cuba  0 - 3  Argentina
Iran  8 - 3  Cuba
Portugal  0 - 1  Argentina
Argentina  6 - 1  Iran
Portugal  5 - 0  Cuba

Second round[edit]

(28 November-1 December)

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Italy 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Spain 6 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
 Portugal 4 3 1 1 1 9 7 +2
 Czech Republic 0 3 0 0 3 4 13 –11
Spain  2 - 0  Czech Republic
Italy  0 - 0  Portugal
Spain  2 - 3  Italy
Czech Republic  4 - 8  Portugal
Spain  3 - 1  Portugal
Czech Republic  0 - 3  Italy

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA Diff
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 16 6 +13
 Argentina 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Ukraine 4 3 1 1 1 4 7 –3
 United States 0 3 0 0 3 7 12 –5
Brazil  6 - 1  Ukraine
Argentina  2 - 1  United States
Brazil  2 - 1  Argentina
Ukraine  3 - 1  United States
Brazil  8 - 5  United States
Ukraine  0 - 0  Argentina

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Final
3 December 2004 - Taipei
  Brazil  2 (4)  
  Spain (PSO)  2 (5)  
 
5 December 2004 - Taipei
      Spain  2
    Italy  1
Third place
3 December 2004 - Taipei 5 December 2004 - Taipei
  Argentina  4   Brazil  7
  Italy  7     Argentina  4

Semi-Finals[edit]

December 3, 2004
18:00
Brazil  2 – 2 (AET)
(4–5 PSO)
 Spain
Pablo Goal 26'
Simi Goal 35'
Report Goal 23' Andreu
Goal 35' Marcelo
NTU Gymnasium, Taipei City
Attendance: 3400
Referee: Paraguay Nestor Valiente
December 3, 2004
20:30
Argentina  4 – 7  Italy
Report
NTU Gymnasium, Taipei City
Attendance: 3500
Referee: Egypt Ibrahim Mohamed

Third Place Match[edit]

December 5, 2004
14:00
Brazil  7 – 4  Argentina
Report
NTU Gymnasium, Taipei City
Attendance: 3500
Referee: Spain Pedro Galan

Final[edit]

December 5, 2004
16:00
Spain  2 – 1  Italy
Kike Goal 24'
Marcelo Goal 30'
Report Goal 40' Zanetti

Champions[edit]

 FIFA Futsal World Championships 2004 Winners 

Spain
Second title

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top 10 scorers from the 2004 FIFA Futsal World Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Country Goals
1 Falcão  Brazil 13
2 Indio[disambiguation needed]  Brazil 10
3 Marcelo  Spain 9
4 Joel  Portugal 7
Simi  Brazil
6 Abou El Komsan  Egypt 6
Javi Rodríguez  Spain
8 Johnny Torres  United States 5
Michal Mares  Czech Republic
Sandro Zanetti  Italy

References[edit]

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