Brazil national futsal team

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Brazil
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Canarinho
(Little Canary)
A Seleção
(The Selection)
Verde-Amarela
(Green and Yellow)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol de Salão (Brazilian Futsal Confederation)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Ney Pereira
Asst coach Manoel Tobias
Captain Rodrigo
Top scorer Falcão (339)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code BRA
FIFA ranking 1 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
Biggest win
Brazil Brazil 76–0 East Timor East Timor
(Macau, Macau; 13 October 2006)
(World Record international score)
Biggest defeat
Brazil Brazil 1–6 Netherlands Netherlands
(Genk, Belgium; 23 May 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (All) (First in 1989)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, 5 times
South American Futsal Championship
Appearances 21 (All) (First in 1964)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, 19 times

The Brazil national futsal team represents Brazil during international futsal competitions. It is under the direction of the Brazilian Futsal Confederation or Confederação Brasileira de Futebol de Salão. The team is considered to be the strongest in the world earning a record three straight championships in the FIFA Futsal World Cup. Brazil also holds a record twelve championship wins in the South American Futsal Championship also known as the Copa America – FIFA Futsal and five wins in the Taça América de Futsal. As of December 2013 Brazil is ranked second in the Futsal World Ranking. Brazil has played in all FIFA Futsal World cups and has finished in the top three places in all six tournaments.

History[edit]

FIFA Era[edit]

Ever since the early days of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, Brazil have been a force to be reckoned with on the international scene. The Auriverde claimed the trophy at the first three editions of the showpiece event, at Netherlands 1989, Hong Kong 1992 and Spain 1996, but have since been outstripped by their futsal bête noire, Spain. La Furia Roja proved too strong for Brazil in the Final of Guatemala 2000 and at the semi-final stage of Chinese Taipei 2004, where they went on to take the title once more. Brazil won its 4th and 5th title in 2008 and 2012, beating Spain in the finals of these two editions. They are known for defeating East Timor 76–0 in the Lusophony Games in Macau.

Current squad[edit]

Head coach: Marcos Sorato

The following players were named for 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup:

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Guitta (1987-06-11)11 June 1987 (aged 25) Brazil Intelli/Orlândia
2 1GK Tiago (1981-03-09)9 March 1981 (aged 31) Brazil Krona/Joinville/DalPonte
3 1GK Franklin (1975-05-18)18 May 1975 (aged 37) Brazil Corinthians
4 4FW Ari (1982-03-06)6 March 1982 (aged 30) Spain FC Barcelona
5 3MF Rafael (1983-06-16)16 June 1983 (aged 29) Spain Inter Movistar
6 3MF Gabriel (1980-11-17)17 November 1980 (aged 31) Spain FC Barcelona
7 3MF Vinícius (1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 34) Brazil Intelli/Orlândia
8 3MF Simi (1977-10-29)29 October 1977 (aged 35) Brazil Corinthians
9 4FW (1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 28) Brazil Intelli/Orlândia
10 4FW Fernandinho (1983-07-01)1 July 1983 (aged 29) Russia MFK Dinamo Moskva
11 2DF Neto (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 (aged 31) Brazil Krona/Joinville/DalPonte
12 3MF Falcão (1977-06-08)8 June 1977 (aged 35) Brazil Intelli/Orlândia
13 4FW Wilde (1981-04-14)14 April 1981 (aged 31) Spain FC Barcelona
14 2DF Rodrigo (1984-06-07)7 June 1984 (aged 28) Brazil Carlos Barbosa

Former stars[edit]

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record

Copa América - FIFA Futsal record

Grand Prix de Futsal record

Pan American Games record

  • 2007Champions

FIFUSA/AMF Futsal World Cup

  • 1982Champions
  • 1985Champions
  • 1988 – 2nd place
  • 1991 – 3rd place
  • 1994 – 4th place
  • 1997 – 3rd place
  • 2000 – Quarter-Finals
  • 2003 – Quarter-Finals
  • 2007 – Did not enter

Odesur Games record

Futsal Mundialito record

  • 1994 – Did not enter
  • 1995Champions
  • 1996Champions
  • 1998Champions
  • 2001Champions
  • 2002Champions
  • 2006 – Did not enter
  • 2007 – Did not enter
  • 2008 – Did not enter

Futsal Pyramids Cup

  • 2002 – Champions
  • 2003 – 3rd place

la clika mvp

Futsal World tournament

  • 1986 – 8th place
  • 1987 – 3rd place
  • 1987 – 2nd place

Panamerican FIFUSA championship

  • 1996 – 4th place

Lusophony Games

Futsal Tiger's Cup

  • 1997 – 2nd place
  • 1999 – Champions
  • 2001 – 2nd place

KL World 5's (Futsal, Kuala Lumpur)

  • 2003 – 2nd place
  • 2008 – Champions

IBSA Blind Futsal World championship

  • 1998 – Champions
  • 2000 – Champions
  • 2002 – 3rd place
  • 2006 – 2nd place
  • 2010 – Champions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
none
World Champions
1989 (First title)
1992 (Second title)
1996 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2000 Spain 
Preceded by
2004 Spain 
World Champions
2008 (Fourth title)
2012 (Fifth title)
Succeeded by
TBD