2017 WMF World Cup

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2017 WMF World Cup
2017 Arena Soccer World Cup
2017 WMF World Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates 06–15 October 2017
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Czech Republic (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Senegal
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 260 (5 per match)
Best player Ouday Belhaj (Tunisia)
2015
2019

The 2017 World Minifootball Federation World Cup is the second edition of the WMF World Cup, the world championship for men's national minifootball teams organized by the World Minifootball Federation. The tournament was contested in Nabeul city in Tunisia from 06–15 October 2017.

Venue[edit]

All the matches of 2017 WMF World Cup are played in the Nabeul Minifoot Stadium, Nabeul.[1] This stadium is temporary built to host the competition and is stripped down after the end of the event.[1]

Nabeul
Nabeul minifoot stadium
Capacity: 2,900

Teams and draw[edit]

Teams[edit]

Unlike in the 2015 WMF World Cup, 24 teams from 5 continents are qualified for the final tournament:[2]

Draw[edit]

In June 11, 2017, the Executive bureau of the World Minifootball Federation had unanimously decided in Brno, Czech Republic that the 2017 World Cup will be organized from October 6 to October 16, 2017.[3]

In September 6, 2017, The final draw for 2017 WMF World Cup was made in Tunis.[4] For the draw, the 24 teams were divided into four seeding pots:[2]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Tunisia (Host country)
 Romania
 Mexico
 United States
 Russia
 Czech Republic

 France
 Hungary
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Spain
 Kazakhstan
 Portugal

 Chile
 Brazil
 Senegal
 Argentina
 Libya
 Ivory Coast

 Australia
 Somalia
 Lebanon
 Iraq
 India
 Guatemala

Group stage[edit]

The winners and runners-up of each group and the best four third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.[2] The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points (first yellow card: minus 1 point; second yellow/indirect red card: minus 3 points; direct red card: minus 3 points; yellow card & direct red card: minus 4 points);
  5. drawing of lots by the 2017 WMF World Cup Organising Committee.

All times listed below are at local time (UTC+1)[5]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 22 1 +21 9 Knockout stage
2 Australia 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
3 France 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
4 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 17 −16 0
Source: WMF
Argentina1–5Australia
Report
Czech Republic7–0France
HaklGoal 1st 9'
SalákGoal 1st 24'Goal 2nd 6'
UhlířGoal 2nd 5'
KoudelkaGoal 2nd 9'Goal 2nd 23'
PaděraGoal 2nd 19'
Report

France3–0Argentina
Australia1–5Czech Republic
AdeliGoal 2st 3' LevčíkGoal 1st 4'
HaklGoal 1st5'
SalákGoal 1st16'
MaříkGoal 1st23'
PolákGoal 2nd14'

Australia3–3France
Czech Republic10–0Argentina
PaděraGoal 1st 4'
SalákGoal 1st13'Goal 2nd 22'
PolákGoal 1st15'
KavkaGoal 2nd4'Goal 2nd10'
MaříkGoal 2nd9'Goal 2nd15'
HaklGoal 2nd16'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mexico 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Knockout stage
2 Hungary 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4
3 Chile 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
4 Iraq 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
Source: WMF
Iraq0–2Mexico
[1] Gutierrez JiménezGoal 2nd 9'
Curiel RuizGoal 2nd 24'

Chile5–0Iraq
Mexico3–1Hungary

Hungary1–1Chile

Mexico2–0Chile
Iraq0–6Hungary

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Russia 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 6 Knockout stage
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 6
3 Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
4 Somalia 3 0 0 3 4 21 −17 0
Source: WMF
Russia1–2Bosnia and Herzegovina
KorcaginGoal 1st 3' Report BerovicGoal 1st 25'
LovrinovicGoal 2nd 23'
Brazil3–2Somalia

Somalia1–10Russia
Bosnia and Herzegovina1–3Brazil

Russia2–0Brazil
Somalia1–8Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain 3 3 0 0 20 6 +14 9 Knockout stage
2 Senegal 3 1 1 1 16 6 +10 4
3 United States 3 1 1 1 13 7 +6 4
4 India 3 0 0 3 0 30 −30 0
Source: WMF
United States3–5Spain
Senegal11–0India

United States2–2Senegal

India0–8United States
Spain4–3Senegal

India0–11Spain

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Romania 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9 Knockout stage
2 Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 12 5 +7 6
3 Côte d'Ivoire 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
4 Guatemala 3 0 0 3 2 21 −19 0
Source: WMF
Romania2–1Kazakhstan
Toma Goal 2nd 13'
GabrielGoal 2nd 19'
TokenovGoal 2nd 9'

Guatemala0–8Romania
Kazakhstan4–2Côte d'Ivoire

Romania3-0Côte d'Ivoire
Guatemala1–7Kazakhstan

Côte d'Ivoire6–1Guatemala

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tunisia 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6 7 Knockout stage
2 Libya 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3 Portugal 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4 Lebanon 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1
Source: WMF
Tunisia3–2Portugal
Azzouni Goal 1st 1'
Ben Taleb Goal 1st 8'
Belhaj Goal 1st 12'
Report Vieira Goal 1st 17'
Tavares Goal 2nd 29'
Libya2–0Lebanon

Lebanon1–6Tunisia
Portugal0–0Libya

Lebanon1–1Portugal
Tunisia2–2Libya

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, the sixteen teams play a single-elimination tournament.

Round of 16[edit]

Romania2–2Senegal
Penalties
1–3

Spain1–0 (a.e.t.)Chile

Mexico4–3 (a.e.t.)United States

Russia0–0France
Penalties
1–3

Hungary3–2 (a.e.t.)Libya

Australia3–3Bosnia and Herzegovina
Penalties
4–3

Tunisia2–2Kazakhstan
Penalties
4–3

Czech Republic3–1Brazil
LevčíkGoal 1st 8'
KounovskýGoal 1st 21'
KoudelkaGoal 1st 24'
CardosoGoal 1st 24'

Quarterfinals[edit]

Senegal4–3France
Momo CisséGoal
Pape NDiageGoal
Niang DiopGoal
Niang DiopGoal
Belbachir O.Goal
Belbachir O.Goal
Belbachir O.Goal

Spain4–3Australia

Tunisia0–7Mexico

Hungary0–1Czech Republic
LevčíkGoal 2st 12'

Semifinals[edit]

Senegal1–3Mexico

Spain1–3Czech Republic
CastañoGoal 1st 16' MaříkGoal 1st 8'
PaděraGoal 2nd 12'
KounovskýGoal 2nd 28'

3place[edit]

Senegal5–0Spain
Njou MusthapaGoal
Njou MusthapaGoal
Sega AbdoulGoal
Njou MusthapaGoal
Diop MohamedGoal

Final[edit]

Czech Republic3-0Mexico
PolákGoal 1st8'
MaříkGoal 1st 26'
PaděraGoal 2nd 24'

Winner[edit]

 WMF World Cup
2017 Winners 

Czech Republic
First title

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer Best Player
?  Tunisia Ouday Belhaj

References[edit]

External links[edit]