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1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship

The 1996 edition of the FIFA Futsal World Championship was held in Spain. It was the third world championship held under the aegis of football's world governing body.

1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol Sala de la FIFA 1996
1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship.svg
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates24 November – 8 December
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Russia
Fourth place Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored290 (7.25 per match)
Attendance116,400 (2,910 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Manoel Tobias (14 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Manoel Tobias
1992
2000
All statistics correct as of 19 May 2016.

Qualifying criteriaEdit

Qualified nationsEdit

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1   Spain
AFC Preliminary Competition 27 March – 17 August 1996   China
  Iran
  Malaysia
3   China
  Iran
  Malaysia
1996 African Futsal Championship 16–21 April 1996   Egypt 1   Egypt
1996 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 20–29 July 1996   Guatemala 2   United States
  Cuba
1996 South American Futsal Championship 16–20 April 1996   Brazil 3   Brazil
  Uruguay
  Argentina
1996 Oceanian Futsal Championship 3–8 August 1996   Vanuatu 1   Australia
UEFA Preliminary Competition   5   Belgium
  Italy
  Netherlands
  Russia
  Ukraine
TOTAL 16 Field is Finalized

VenuesEdit

Murcia Segovia Castellón de la Plana Barcelona
Palacio de Deportes de Murcia Pabellon Pedro Delgado Robledo Pabellon de Castellon Palau Sant Jordi
Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 2,050 Capacity: 4,357 Capacity: 15,000

DrawEdit

The 16 teams were divided in four groups, each group with four teams.

First RoundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 9
  Ukraine 3 2 0 1 22 9 +13 6
  Egypt 3 1 0 2 13 19 -6 3
  Australia 3 0 0 3 4 26 -22 0
Spain  7–2  Egypt
Ukraine  11–2  Australia

Egypt  8–2  Australia
Spain  4–1  Ukraine

Ukraine  10–3  Egypt
Spain  7–0  Australia

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 13 6 +7 7
  Russia 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 7 9 -2 4
  China 3 0 0 3 3 18 -15 0
Argentina  2–1  China
Netherlands  2–2  Russia

Argentina  2–2  Russia
Netherlands  5–1  China

Russia  11–1  China
Netherlands  6–3  Argentina

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 2 1 0 16 5 +11 7
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
  United States 3 1 0 2 12 7 +5 3
  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20 0
United States  0–1  Uruguay
Malaysia  1–10  Italy

Italy  4–2  United States
Uruguay  4–1  Malaysia

Uruguay  2–2  Italy
United States  10–2  Malaysia

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 31 5 +26 9
  Belgium 3 2 0 1 13 10 +3 6
  Iran 3 1 0 2 12 13 -1 3
  Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 31 -28 0
Brazil  5–2  Belgium
Iran  7–1  Cuba

Belgium  5–2  Iran
Brazil  18–0  Cuba

Brazil  8–3  Iran
Belgium  6–3  Cuba

Second RoundEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
  Russia 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
  Italy 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3
  Belgium 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0
Italy  4–1  Belgium
Spain  2–0  Russia

Italy  0–3  Russia
Belgium  1–2  Spain

Russia  6–2  Belgium
Spain  4–1  Italy

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 7
  Ukraine 3 1 2 0 11 9 +2 5
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 10 14 -4 3
  Netherlands 3 0 1 2 9 14 -5 1
Netherlands  4–4  Ukraine
Brazil  5–2  Uruguay

Ukraine  2–2  Brazil
Uruguay  5–4  Netherlands

Brazil  5–1  Netherlands
Ukraine  5–3  Uruguay

Third RoundEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
6 December 1996
 
 
  Brazil6
 
8 December 1996
 
  Russia2
 
  Brazil6
 
6 December 1996
 
  Spain4
 
  Spain4
 
 
  Ukraine1
 
Third place
 
 
8 December 1996
 
 
  Russia3
 
 
  Ukraine2

SemifinalsEdit

Brazil  6–2  Russia
Spain  4–1  Ukraine

Third PlaceEdit

Russia  3–2  Ukraine

FinalEdit

Brazil  6–4 (3–1)  Spain
Danilo   8′01″''23′06″''
Choco   16′02″''
Marcio   18′04″''
Vander   37′08″''
Manoel Tobias   39′10″''
Report Pato   16′03″''
Serginho   21′05″'' (o.g.)
Vicentin   26′07″''39′09″''
Attendance: 15,500

ChampionsEdit

 FIFA Futsal World Championships 1996 Winners 
 
Brazil
Third title
12–man Roster
Serginho, Marcio, Waginho, Manoel Tobias, Fininho, Sandrinho, Danilo, Choco, Vander, Bage, Clovis, Djacir
Head Coach
Estaquio Afonso Araujo

Tournament rankingEdit

Rank Team
    Brazil
    Spain
    Russia
4   Ukraine
5   Italy
6   Uruguay
7   Netherlands
8   Belgium
9   Argentina
10   United States
11   Iran
12   Egypt
13   China
14   Malaysia
15   Australia
16   Cuba

External linksEdit