2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup

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2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Copa do Mundo de Futsal da FIFA Brasil 2008
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Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 30 September - 19 October
Teams 20 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 387 (6.91 per match)
Attendance 292,161 (5,217 per match)
Top scorer(s) Russia Pula (16 goals)
Best player Brazil Falcão
2004
2012

The 2008 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was held in Brazil from September 30 to October 19.[1] It was the sixth [2] World Championship held under the aegis of football's world governing body. The venues were Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasília and Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro. The opening ceremony took place in Brasília with the finals in Rio. For the first time, 20 teams participated, making this the largest edition ever held.

Qualifying criteria[edit]

Qualified nations[edit]

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1  Brazil
2008 AFC Futsal Championship May 11–18, 2008  Thailand 4  Iran
 Thailand
 Japan
 China
2008 African Futsal Championship March 21–30, 2008  Libya 2  Libya
 Egypt
2008 CONCACAF Futsal Championship June 2–8, 2008  Guatemala 3  Guatemala
 Cuba
 United States
2008 Copa América - FIFA Futsal June 23–28, 2008  Uruguay 3  Uruguay
 Argentina
 Paraguay
2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship June 8–14, 2008  Fiji 1  Solomon Islands
UEFA Preliminary Competition 23 Feb.- 16 Apr. 2008 Groups 6  Spain
 Portugal
 Italy
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Czech Republic
TOTAL 20 Field is Finalized

Venues[edit]

Arena Maracanã Arena Nilson Nelson Gymnasium
Picture Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Ginásio Nilson Nelson
City Rio de Janeiro Brasília
Capacity 12,105 11,160

Squads[edit]

Each nation submitted a squad of 14 players, including two goalkeepers.

Officials[edit]

First round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The 20 teams were divided in four groups, each group with five teams. The draw was held on July 10, 2008 in Brasilia, Brazil

Tie break rule[edit]

In case two or more teams are equal on points, their ranking is determined by the results of matches between the tied teams only. If there is still a tie after this, the ranking is determined by goals difference in all group matches.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Brazil 4 4 0 0 49 1 +48 12
 Russia 4 3 0 1 50 15 +35 9
 Japan 4 2 0 2 13 24 -11 6
 Cuba 4 1 0 3 16 25 -9 3
 Solomon Islands 4 0 0 4 6 69 -63 0
Brazil  12 - 1  Japan
Cuba  10 - 2  Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands  0 - 21  Brazil
Russia  10 - 5  Cuba
Brazil  7 - 0  Russia
Japan  7 - 2  Solomon Islands
Japan  4 - 1  Cuba
Russia  31 - 2  Solomon Islands
Brazil  9 - 0  Cuba
Russia  9 - 1  Japan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Paraguay 4 3 0 1 19 5 14 9
 Italy 4 3 0 1 12 6 6 9
 Portugal 4 3 0 1 15 8 7 9
 Thailand 4 1 0 3 7 15 -8 3
 United States 4 0 0 4 5 24 -19 0
Italy  1 - 0  Thailand
Paraguay  5 - 0  United States
Portugal  3 - 2  Paraguay
United States  1 - 6  Italy
Thailand  5 - 3  United States
Italy  3 - 1  Portugal
Portugal  8 - 1  United States
Thailand  0 - 8  Paraguay
Italy  2 - 4  Paraguay
Portugal  3 - 2  Thailand

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Ukraine 4 3 1 0 17 7 10 10
 Argentina 4 3 1 0 13 5 8 10
 Guatemala 4 2 0 2 14 9 5 6
 Egypt 4 1 0 3 9 12 -3 3
 China 4 0 0 4 5 25 -20 0
Guatemala  1 - 0  Egypt
Argentina  5 - 0  China
Egypt  2 - 4  Argentina
Ukraine  6 - 2  Guatemala
China  2 - 6  Egypt
Argentina  2 - 2  Ukraine
China  1 - 10  Guatemala
Ukraine  5 - 1  Egypt
Argentina  2 - 1  Guatemala
Ukraine  4 - 2  China

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Spain 4 3 1 0 13 3 +10 10
 Iran 4 3 1 0 14 9 +5 10
 Czech Republic 4 2 0 2 10 10 0 6
 Libya 4 0 1 3 7 14 -7 1
 Uruguay 4 0 1 3 6 14 -8 1
Spain  3 - 3  Iran
Uruguay  3 - 3  Libya
Libya  0 - 3  Spain
Czech Republic  4 - 1  Uruguay
Spain  4 - 0  Czech Republic
Iran  4 - 2  Libya
Czech Republic  4 - 2  Libya
Iran  4 - 2  Uruguay
Spain  3 - 0  Uruguay
Czech Republic  2 - 3  Iran

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 6 9
 Italy 3 1 1 1 9 8 1 4
 Iran 3 1 1 1 10 10 0 4
 Ukraine 3 0 0 3 7 14 -7 0
Brazil  1 - 0  Iran
Ukraine  0 - 4  Italy
Italy  0 - 3  Brazil
Ukraine  4 - 5  Iran
Brazil  5 - 3  Ukraine
Iran  5 - 5  Italy

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Diff Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 11 4 7 9
 Russia 3 1 1 1 9 11 -2 4
 Argentina 3 0 2 1 6 7 -1 2
 Paraguay 3 0 1 2 8 12 -4 1
Paraguay  3 - 3  Argentina
Spain  5 - 2  Russia
Spain  2 - 1  Argentina
Russia  5 - 4  Paraguay
Argentina  2 - 2  Russia
Paraguay  1 - 4  Spain

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Final
16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
  Russia  2  
  Brazil  4  
 
19 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
      Brazil (pen.)  2 (4)
    Spain  2 (3)
Third place
16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro 18 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
  Spain (a.e.t.)  3   Russia  1
  Italy  2     Italy  2

Winner[edit]

 FIFA Futsal World Cup
2008 Winners 

Brazil
Fourth title

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe winner Golden Ball winner Golden Gloves winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Russia Pula Brazil Falcão Brazil Tiago  Spain
Silver Shoe winner Bronze Shoe winner Silver Ball winner Bronze Ball winner
Brazil Falcão Brazil Lenísio Brazil Schumacher Brazil Tiago
Goal Of The Tournament
Guatemala José Rafael Gonzalez

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top 10 scorers from the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Country Goals
1 Pula  Russia 16
2 Falcão  Brazil 15
3 Lenísio  Brazil 11
4 Schumacher  Brazil 10
Damir Khamadiev  Russia
6 Vladislav Shayakhmetov  Russia 9
7 Fabio Alcaraz  Paraguay 8
René Villalba  Paraguay
Sirilo  Russia
10 Fernando Grana  Italy 7
Dmitry Prudnikov  Russia
Fernandao  Spain

References[edit]

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