FIFA Futsal World Cup

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FIFA Futsal World Cup
Founded 1989; 27 years ago (1989)
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 24
Current champions  Brazil (5th title)
Most successful team(s)  Brazil (5 titles)
Website World Cup
2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup

The FIFA Futsal World Cup is the international championship for futsal, the indoor version of association football organized by FIFA.

The world championship tournament is held every four years, on the even year between two football World Cups. The first event was held in 1989, the year FIFA became the world governing body of futsal. It was held in the Netherlands to commemorate the popularity of the game there. Up until the 2016 World Cup, only two countries have taken the Futsal World Cup: Brazil winning five, and Spain winning two. In 2008 Brazil became the first host country to win the Championship beating Spain in a penalty shootout. Brazil also won the 2012 competition, defeating Spain.

All events prior to the 2008 World Cup has been 16-team events. The first event featured 6 from Europe, 3 from South America, 2 from Africa, 2 from Asia, 2 from North and Central America, and 1 from Oceania.

The 2012 event included 24 teams, making it the largest group. This edition featured a six group round-robin tournament, with four teams in each group. The top two teams in each group, together with the 4 highest-ranked third-place finishers, advanced to a sixteen team knockout final series.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Winner Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
1989
Details
 Netherlands
Brazil
2–1
Netherlands

United States
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Belgium
16
1992
Details
 Hong Kong
Brazil
4–1
United States

Spain
9–6
Iran
16
1996
Details
 Spain
Brazil
6–4
Spain

Russia
3–2
Ukraine
16
2000
Details
 Guatemala
Spain
4–3
Brazil

Portugal
4–2
Russia
16
2004
Details
 Chinese Taipei
Spain
2–1
Italy

Brazil
7–4
Argentina
16
2008
Details
 Brazil
Brazil
2–2 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (pen)

Spain

Italy
2–1
Russia
20
2012
Details
 Thailand
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Spain

Italy
3–0
Colombia
24
2016
Details
 Colombia TBD TBD 24
2020
Details
TBA TBD TBD 24

Ranking[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Top 4
finishes
 Brazil 5 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008*, 2012) 1 (2000) 1 (2004) 0 7
 Spain 2 (2000, 2004) 3 (1996*, 2008, 2012) 1 (1992) 0 6
 Italy 0 1 (2004) 2 (2008, 2012) 0 3
 United States 0 1 (1992) 1 (1989) 0 2
 Netherlands 0 1 (1989*) 0 0 1
 Russia 0 0 1 (1996) 2 (2000, 2008) 3
 Portugal 0 0 1 (2000) 0 1
 Belgium 0 0 0 1 (1989) 1
 Iran 0 0 0 1 (1992) 1
 Ukraine 0 0 0 1 (1996) 1
 Argentina 0 0 0 1 (2004) 1
 Colombia 0 0 0 1 (2012) 1
* = hosts

Participating nations[edit]

See also:

All-time table[edit]

Team Editions Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
 Brazil 8 56 48 6 2 347 77 +270 150
 Spain 8 51 40 5 6 221 95 +126 125
 Italy 7 39 24 3 12 139 89 +50 75
 Argentina 8 41 19 5 17 110 106 +4 62
 Russia 6 33 17 4 12 180 91 +89 55
 Iran 7 28 14 3 11 96 91 +5 45
 Ukraine 5 26 12 5 8 97 74 +23 41
 Portugal 5 23 13 2 8 74 53 +21 41
 Netherlands 4 26 12 5 9 76 76 0 41
 United States 5 29 12 4 13 89 86 +3 40
 Belgium 3 20 10 2 8 56 51 +5 32
 Paraguay 6 23 8 4 11 73 75 -2 28
 Egypt 6 20 7 0 13 77 84 -7 21
 Czech Republic 3 14 5 1 8 29 42 -23 16
 Uruguay 3 13 4 1 8 30 39 -9 13
 Guatemala 4 10 4 0 6 32 64 -32 12
 Japan 4 14 3 2 9 34 63 -29 11
 Australia 7 18 3 1 14 29 102 -73 10
 Croatia 1 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3 9
 Colombia 2 7 3 0 4 19 18 +1 9
 Thailand 5 14 3 0 11 23 63 -40 9
 Hungary 1 6 2 2 2 23 17 +6 8
 Serbia 1 4 2 1 1 13 7 +6 7
 Poland 1 6 2 0 4 15 22 -7 6
 Costa Rica 4 9 2 0 7 25 53 -28 6
 Denmark 1 3 1 1 1 12 10 +2 4
 Canada 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
 Hong Kong 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
 Kuwait 1 3 1 0 2 8 13 -5 3
 Panama 2 4 1 0 3 14 31 -17 3
 Cuba 5 13 1 0 12 24 91 -67 3
 Solomon Islands 3 7 1 0 6 13 99 -86 3
 Libya 2 7 0 1 6 10 36 -26 1
 Nigeria 1 3 0 0 3 7 15 -8 0
 Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 -9 0
 Morocco 2 3 0 0 3 5 15 -10 0
 Zimbabwe 1 3 0 0 3 3 14 -11 0
 Algeria 1 3 0 0 3 5 17 -12 0
 Kazakhstan 2 3 0 0 3 8 24 -16 0
 Malaysia 1 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20 0
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0
 Chinese Taipei 1 3 0 0 3 2 29 -27 0
 China 3 10 0 0 10 15 66 -51 0

Goal scoring leaders[edit]

All-time[edit]

Rank Name Country Goals Matches Tournaments Played In Goals per Match
1 Manoel Tobías  Brazil 44 32 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 1.38
2 Falcão  Brazil 38 25 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 1.52
3 Konstantin Eremenko  Russia 28 18 1992, 1996, 2000 1.55
4 Schumacher  Brazil 25 25 2000, 2004, 2008 1
5 Pula  Russia 18 14 2008, 2012 1.29
6 Saeid Rajabi  Iran 16 8 1992 2
7 Índio  Brazil 15 16 2000, 2008 0.93
8 Daniel  Spain 14 15 2000, 2008 0.93

Individual tournament[edit]

Year Player Goals
1989  László Zsadányi (HUN) 7
1992  Saeid Rajabi (IRN) 16
1996  Manoel Tobías (BRA) 14
2000  Manoel Tobías (BRA) 19
2004  Falcão (BRA) 13
2008  Pula (RUS) 16
2012  Eder Lima (RUS) 9

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