2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup

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2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Copa Mundial de fútbol sala de la FIFA 2016
Tournament details
Host country Colombia
Dates 10 September – 2 October
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
2012

The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup will be the 8th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament. The tournament will be held in Colombia from 10 September to 2 October 2016.[1]

Bid process[edit]

The FIFA Executive Committee announced on 28 May 2013 that Colombia was appointed as host of the tournament.[2]

Two countries bid for the tournament:

Four countries withdrew their bids:

Qualification[edit]

The host nation, Colombia, qualified automatically. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

Confederation Competition Date Venue Berths Qualifier(s)
Host nation 1  Colombia
AFC (Asia) 2016 AFC Futsal Championship 9–20 February 2016[6]  Republic of China 5 TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CAF (Africa) TBC TBC TBC 3 TBD
TBD
TBD
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) TBC TBC TBC 4 TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) TBC TBC TBC 3 TBD
TBD
TBD
OFC (Oceania) TBC TBC TBC 1 TBD
UEFA (Europe) TBC TBC TBC 7 TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Total 24

Venues[edit]

Colombia presented the cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Bucaramanga, Cúcuta, Ibagué and Neiva as the venue cities, when they bid to host the tournament.[7] After an inspection meeting in October 2014, four stadiums were confirmed, with Neiva allowed an extension to finish works,[8] before being removed as a venue later that month.[9]

Confirmation of the four host cities were presented to the Colombian Football Federation and FIFA on 11 November.[10]

Cali Bucaramanga Villavicencio Ibagué
Coliseo El Pueblo Bicentenario Coliseum Álvaro Mesa Amaya Coliseum SENA's Coliseum
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: ' Capacity: ' Capacity:
Baloncesto en Bogotá.png Coliseo Bicentenario de Bucaramanga.jpg TOTO HERNANDEZ.jpg

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