2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup

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2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Copa do Mundo de Futsal da FIFA Brasil 2008
2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates30 September – 19 October
Teams20 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored387 (6.91 per match)
Attendance292,161 (5,217 per match)
Top scorer(s)Russia Pula (16 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Falcão
Best goalkeeperBrazil Tiago
Fair play award Spain
2004
2012

The 2008 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was held in Brazil from 30 September to 19 October.[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 and only time, 20 teams participated. The number would increase to 24 starting in 2012.[3]

Qualifying criteria[edit]

Qualified nations[edit]

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1  Brazil
2008 AFC Futsal Championship 11–18 May 2008  Thailand 4  Iran
 Thailand
 Japan
 China
2008 African Futsal Championship 21–30 March 2008  Libya 2  Libya
 Egypt
2008 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 2–8 June 2008  Guatemala 3  Guatemala
 Cuba
 United States
2008 Copa América de Futsal 23–28 June 2008  Uruguay 3  Uruguay
 Argentina
 Paraguay
2008 Oceanian Futsal Championship 8–14 June 2008  Fiji 1  Solomon Islands
UEFA Preliminary Competition 23 February – 16 April 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 10 July 2008 in Brasília, 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]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
 
 
 Russia2
 
19 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
 
 Brazil 4
 
 Brazil (pen.) 2 (4)
 
16 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
 
 Spain 2 (3)
 
 Spain (a.e.t.) 3
 
 
 Italy 2
 
Third place
 
 
18 October 2008 - Rio de Janeiro
 
 
 Russia1
 
 
 Italy 2

Champions[edit]

 FIFA Futsal World Cup
2008 Winners 

Brazil
Fourth title

Awards[edit]

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

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
Dmitri Prudnikov  Russia
Fernandão  Spain

Final tournament rankings[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos. Team Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
1  Brazil 9 8 1 0 25 64 8 +56
2  Spain 9 7 2 0 23 29 11 +18
3  Italy 9 5 1 3 16 25 18 +7
4  Russia 9 4 1 4 13 62 31 +31
Eliminated in the second round
5  Iran 7 4 2 1 14 24 19 +5
6  Argentina 7 3 3 1 12 19 12 +7
7  Paraguay 7 3 1 3 10 27 17 +10
8  Ukraine 7 3 1 3 10 21 21 0
Eliminated in the first round
9  Portugal 4 3 0 1 9 15 8 +7
10  Guatemala 4 2 0 2 6 14 9 +5
11  Czech Republic 4 2 0 2 6 11 18 -7
12  Japan 4 2 0 2 6 13 24 -11
13  Egypt 4 1 0 3 3 9 12 -3
14  Thailand 4 1 0 3 3 7 15 -8
15  Cuba 4 1 0 3 3 16 25 -9
16  Libya 4 0 1 3 1 7 14 -7
17  Uruguay 4 0 1 3 1 6 14 -8
18  United States 4 0 0 4 0 5 24 -19
19  China 4 0 0 4 0 5 25 -20
20  Solomon Islands 4 0 0 4 0 6 69 -63

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA. "Report and Statistics FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008" (PDF).
  2. ^ FIFA. "Tournaments".
  3. ^ "Executive Committee approves voting process" (Press release). FIFA. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.

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