2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup
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|Copa do Mundo de Futsal da FIFA Brasil 2008|
|Dates||30 September - 19 October|
|Teams||20 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (4th title)|
|Goals scored||387 (6.91 per match)|
|Attendance||292,161 (5,217 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Pula (16 goals)|
|Fair play award||Spain|
The 2008 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was held in Brazil from September 30 to October 19. It was the sixth  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 and only time, 20 teams participated. The number would increase to 24 starting in 2012.
|2008 AFC Futsal Championship||May 11–18, 2008||Thailand||4|| Iran
|2008 African Futsal Championship||March 21–30, 2008||Libya||2|| Libya
|2008 CONCACAF Futsal Championship||June 2–8, 2008||Guatemala||3|| Guatemala
|2008 Copa América – FIFA Futsal||June 23–28, 2008||Uruguay||3|| Uruguay
|2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship||June 8–14, 2008||Fiji||1||Solomon Islands|
|UEFA Preliminary Competition||23 Feb.- 16 Apr. 2008||Groups||6|| Spain
|TOTAL||20||Field is Finalized|
|Arena||Maracanã Arena||Nilson Nelson Gymnasium|
|City||Rio de Janeiro||Brasília|
Each nation submitted a squad of 14 players, including two goalkeepers.
Tie break rule
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.
|16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro|
|19 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro|
|Brazil (pen.)||2 (4)|
|16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro||18 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro|
| FIFA Futsal World Cup
|Golden Shoe winner||Golden Ball winner||Golden Gloves winner|
|Silver Shoe winner||Silver Ball winner||Goal of the Tournament|
|Falcão||Schumacher||José Rafael Gonzalez|
|Bronze Shoe winner||Bronze Ball winner||FIFA Fair Play Trophy|
The top 10 scorers from the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup are as follows:
- FIFA. "Report and Statistics FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008" (PDF).
- FIFA. "Tournaments".
- "Executive Committee approves voting process" (Press release). FIFA. 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-29.