WMF World Cup

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WMF World Cup
Founded2015
RegionInternational (World Minifootball Federation)
Number of teams24
Current champions Czech Republic (2017)
Most successful team(s) United States and  Czech Republic (1 title)
Television broadcastersESPN3 and WMF (YouTube)
Websitehttp://wmfworldcup.com/ and http://www.minifootball.com
2019 WMF World Cup

The WMF World Cup is an international indoor soccer competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of World Minifootball Federation (WMF).

History[edit]

The first Indoor Soccer World Championship was organized in 1997 in Mexico City, under the auspices of the Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA). Twelve national teams participated in that tournament, with Mexico winning the final against the United States.[1]

In February 2012, the Federación Internacional de Fútbol Rápido hosted the first-ever FIFRA Club Championship in Monterrey, Mexico. The 4-team tournament was won by the San Diego Sockers, who defeated the Monterrey Flash 5–3 in the final.[2]

It was announced in November 2013 that the first edition of the tournament would be held in the United States in March 2015.[3]

WMF awarded the second edition in 2017 of the competition to the Tunisia Minifootball Federation. The tournament was held from 6 to 15 October 2017.

Results[edit]

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place Number of teams
2015
Details
 United States
United States
5–3
Mexico

Brazil

Romania
12
2017
Details
 Tunisia
Czech Republic
3–0
Mexico

Senegal
5–0
Spain
24
2019
Details
 Australia 32
2021
Details
 Ukraine 32

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Czech Republic (CZE)1001
 United States (USA)1001
3 Mexico (MEX)0202
4 Brazil (BRA)0011
 Romania (RUM)0011
 Senegal (SEN)0011
Totals (6 nations)2237

Participating nations[edit]

  • 1st — Champion
  • 2nd — Runner-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • GS — Group Stage
  •    — Hosts
Teams United States
2015
Tunisia
2017
Australia
2019
Ukraine
2021
Years
 Argentina 21st Q 2
 Australia 7th Q 2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12th 1
 Brazil 3rd 13th Q 3
 Canada 6th 1
 Chile 16th Q 2
 Colombia Q 1
 Costa Rica Q 1
 Czech Republic 5th 1st Q 3
 El Salvador 7th 1
 England Q 1
 France 8th 1
 Germany 8th 1
 Ghana Q 1
 Guatemala 23rd Q 2
 Hungary 6th Q 2
 India 12th 24th Q 3
 Iraq 20th Q 2
 Ivory Coast 17th Q 2
 Japan Q 1
 Kazakhstan 11th 11th 2
 Lebanon 19th Q 2
 Libya 14th Q 2
 Mexico 2nd 2nd Q 3
 Moldova Q 1
 Nigeria Q 1
 Portugal 18th 1
 Romania 4th 9th Q 3
 Russia 9th 10th 2
 Saudi Arabia Q 1
 Senegal 3rd Q 2
 Serbia 10th Q 2
 Singapore Q 1
 Slovakia Q 1
 Somalia 22nd Q 2
 Spain 4th 1
 Thailand Q 1
 Tunisia 5th Q 2
 Ukraine Q Q 2
 United States 1st 15th Q 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1er CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DE FÚTBOL RÁPIDO". Mundial de Futbol Rápido. November 1997.
  2. ^ "Indoor Soccer History". Indoor Soccer News. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ "First World Cup of Indoor Soccer". Ontario Fury. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

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