1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship

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1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol Sala de la FIFA 1996
1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship.svg
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 24 November – 8 December
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Russia
Fourth place  Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 290 (7.25 per match)
Attendance 116,400 (2,910 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Manoel Tobias (14 goals)
Best player Brazil Manoel Tobias
1992
2000
All statistics correct as of 19 May 2016.

The 1996 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Championship was held in Spain. It was the third world championship held under the aegis of football's world governing body.

Qualifying criteria[edit]

Qualified nations[edit]

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1  Spain
AFC Preliminary Competition March 27 – August 17, 1996  China
 Iran
 Malaysia
3  China
 Iran
 Malaysia
1996 African Futsal Championship April 16–21, 1996  Egypt 1  Egypt
1996 CONCACAF Futsal Championship July 20–29, 1996  Guatemala 2  United States
 Cuba
1996 South American Futsal Championship April 16–20, 1996  Brazil 3  Brazil
 Uruguay
 Argentina
1996 Oceanian Futsal Championship August 3–8, 1996  Vanuatu 1  Australia
UEFA Preliminary Competition   5  Belgium
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Russia
 Ukraine
TOTAL 16 Field is Finalized

Venues[edit]

Murcia Segovia Castellón de la Plana Barcelona
Palacio de Deportes de Murcia Pabellon Pedro Delgado Robledo Pabellon de Castellon Palau Sant Jordi
Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 2,050 Capacity: 4,357 Capacity: 15,000
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Catalonia 2.jpg

Draw[edit]

The 16 teams were divided in four groups, each group with four teams.

First Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 9
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 22 9 +13 6
 Egypt 3 1 0 2 13 19 -6 3
 Australia 3 0 0 3 4 26 -22 0
Spain 7–2 Egypt
Ukraine 11–2 Australia

Egypt 8–2 Australia
Spain 4–1 Ukraine

Ukraine 10–3 Egypt
Spain 7–0 Australia

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 13 6 +7 7
 Russia 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 7 9 -2 4
 China 3 0 0 3 3 18 -15 0
Argentina 2–1 China
Netherlands 2–2 Russia

Argentina 2–2 Russia
Netherlands 5–1 China

Russia 11–1 China
Netherlands 6–3 Argentina

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 16 5 +11 7
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
 United States 3 1 0 2 12 7 +5 3
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20 0
United States 0–1 Uruguay
Malaysia 1–10 Italy

Italy 4–2 United States
Uruguay 4–1 Malaysia

Uruguay 2–2 Italy
United States 10–2 Malaysia

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 31 5 +26 9
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 13 10 +3 6
 Iran 3 1 0 2 12 13 -1 3
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 31 -28 0
Brazil 5–2 Belgium
Iran 7–1 Cuba

Belgium 5–2 Iran
Brazil 18–0 Cuba

Brazil 8–3 Iran
Belgium 6–3 Cuba

Second Round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3
 Belgium 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0
Italy 4–1 Belgium
Spain 2–0 Russia

Italy 0–3 Russia
Belgium 1–2 Spain

Russia 6–2 Belgium
Spain 4–1 Italy

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 7
 Ukraine 3 1 2 0 11 9 +2 5
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 10 14 -4 3
 Netherlands 3 0 1 2 9 14 -5 1
Netherlands 4–4 Ukraine
Brazil 5–2 Uruguay

Ukraine 2–2 Brazil
Uruguay 5–4 Netherlands

Brazil 5–1 Netherlands
Ukraine 5–3 Uruguay

Third Round[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
6 December 1996
 
 
 Brazil6
 
8 December 1996
 
 Russia2
 
 Brazil6
 
6 December 1996
 
 Spain4
 
 Spain4
 
 
 Ukraine1
 
Third place
 
 
8 December 1996
 
 
 Russia3
 
 
 Ukraine2

Semifinals[edit]

Brazil 6–2 Russia
Spain 4–1 Ukraine

Third Place[edit]

Russia 3–2 Ukraine

Final[edit]

Brazil 6–4 (3–1) Spain
Danilo Goal 8′01″23′06″
Choco Goal 16′02″
Marcio Goal 18′04″

Vander Goal 37′08″
Manoel Tobias Goal 39′10″
Report Pato Goal 16′03″
Serginho Goal 21′05″
 (o.g.)
Vicentin Goal 26′07″39′09″
Attendance: 15,500

Champions[edit]

 FIFA Futsal World Championships 1996 Winners 

Brazil
Third title
12–man Roster
Serginho, Marcio, Waginho, Manoel Tobias, Fininho, Sandrinho, Danilo, Choco, Vander, Bage, Clovis, Djacir
Head Coach
Estaquio Afonso Araujo

Tournament ranking[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Russia
4  Ukraine
5  Italy
6  Uruguay
7  Netherlands
8  Belgium
9  Argentina
10  United States
11  Iran
12  Egypt
13  China
14  Malaysia
15  Australia
16  Cuba

External links[edit]