The FIFA Futsal World Cup is an international futsal competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Since the first edition that took place in 1989 in the Netherlands, the tournament has been held every four years since 1992 in the even year between two 11-a-side World Cups.

FIFA Futsal World Cup
Organising bodyFIFA
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989)
RegionInternational
Number of teams24 (finals)
Current champions Portugal
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Brazil
(5 titles)
Websitefifa.com/futsalworldcup
2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup

The current champions are Portugal, who won their first world title after beating the 2016 defending champions Argentina in the final of the 2021 tournament in Lithuania.

All events prior to 2008 were 16-team events. The first event featured 6 teams from Europe, 3 from South America, 2 from Africa, 2 from Asia, 2 from North and Central America and 1 from Oceania. Since 2012, it includes 24 teams split to 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 stage.

Qualification edit

24 national teams appear in the final tournament. 23 countries, including the defending champion, have to qualify in the continental competitions of the six confederations. The host country automatically qualifies.

Confederation Championship
AFC (Asia) AFC Futsal Asian Cup
CAF (Africa) Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) CONCACAF Futsal Championship
CONMEBOL (South America) Copa América de Futsal
UEFA (Europe) FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification (UEFA)
OFC (Oceania) OFC Futsal Championship

Results edit

Ed. Year Host Final Third place game Num.
teams
  Champions Score   Runners-up   Third place Score Fourth place
1 1989   Netherlands  
Brazil
2–1  
Netherlands
 
United States
3–2 (a.e.t.)  
Belgium
16
2 1992   Hong Kong  
Brazil
4–1  
United States
 
Spain
9–6  
Iran
16
3 1996   Spain  
Brazil
6–4  
Spain
 
Russia
3–2  
Ukraine
16
4 2000   Guatemala  
Spain
4–3  
Brazil
 
Portugal
4–2  
Russia
16
5 2004   Taiwan  
Spain
2–1  
Italy
 
Brazil
7–4  
Argentina
16
6 2008   Brazil  
Brazil
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
 
Spain
 
Italy
2–1  
Russia
20
7 2012   Thailand  
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)  
Spain
 
Italy
3–0  
Colombia
24
8 2016   Colombia  
Argentina
5–4  
Russia
 
Iran
2–2
(4–3 p)
 
Portugal
24
9 2021[a]   Lithuania  
Portugal
2–1  
Argentina
 
Brazil
4–2  
Kazakhstan
24
10 2024   Uzbekistan TBD TBD 24
  1. ^ Originally scheduled for 2020. Delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debut of national teams edit

Year Debuting teams Successor teams
Teams No. Cum.
1989   Algeria,   Argentina,   Australia,   Belgium,   Brazil,   Canada,   Denmark,   Hungary,   Italy,   Japan,   Netherlands,   Paraguay,   Saudi Arabia,   Spain,   United States,   Zimbabwe 16 16
1992   China,   Costa Rica,   Hong Kong,   Iran,   Nigeria,   Poland,   Russia 7 23
1996   Cuba,   Egypt,   Malaysia,   Ukraine,   Uruguay 5 28
2000   Croatia,   Guatemala,   Kazakhstan,   Portugal,   Thailand 5 33
2004   Chinese Taipei,   Czech Republic 2 35
2008   Libya,   Solomon Islands 2 37
2012   Colombia,   Kuwait,   Mexico,   Morocco,   Panama,   Serbia 6 43
2016   Azerbaijan,   Mozambique,   Uzbekistan,   Vietnam 4 47
2021   Angola,   Lithuania,   Venezuela 3 50
2024   France,   New Zealand 2 52

Overall team records edit

In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.[1]

As of 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team Part M W D L GF GA GD Points
1   Brazil 9 67 57 6 4 428 101 +327 177
2   Spain 9 61 48 5 8 260 118 +142 149
3   Argentina 9 55 30 7 18 163 124 +39 97
4   Russia[N] 7 45 27 5 13 241 114 +127 86
5   Italy 7 43 27 3 13 153 96 +57 84
6   Portugal 7 37 22 6 9 126 76 +50 72
7   Iran 8 40 19 6 15 137 133 +4 63
8   Ukraine 6 30 14 5 11 105 81 +24 47
9   Netherlands 4 26 12 5 9 76 76 0 41
10   United States 6 32 12 4 16 91 108 -17 40
11   Paraguay 7 28 10 5 13 93 88 +5 35
12   Belgium 3 20 10 2 8 56 51 +5 32
13   Egypt 7 28 10 0 18 97 115 −18 30
14   Kazakhstan 4 14 6 2 6 47 41 +6 20
15   Czech Republic 4 18 6 2 10 37 53 −16 20
16   Thailand 6 22 6 1 15 56 102 −46 19
17   Colombia 2 11 4 3 4 27 25 +2 15
18   Guatemala 5 16 5 0 11 48 88 −40 15
19   Japan 5 17 4 2 12 47 77 −30 14
20   Uruguay 3 13 4 1 8 30 39 −9 13
21   Costa Rica 5 16 4 1 11 39 73 −34 13
22   Australia 7 21 4 1 16 34 118 −84 13
23   Serbia 2 8 3 1 4 27 18 +9 10
24   Croatia 1 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3 9
25   Hungary 1 6 2 2 2 23 17 +6 8
26   Morocco 3 11 2 2 7 24 36 −12 8
27   Azerbaijan 1 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
28   Venezuela 1 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
29   Vietnam 2 8 2 1 5 12 33 −21 7
30   Poland 1 6 2 0 4 15 22 −7 6
31   Panama 3 10 2 0 8 24 58 −34 6
32   Denmark 1 3 1 1 1 12 10 +2 4
33   Uzbekistan 3 7 1 1 5 21 30 -9 4
34   Canada 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
35   Hong Kong 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
36   Kuwait 1 3 1 0 2 8 13 −5 3
37   Cuba 5 13 1 0 12 24 91 −67 3
38   Solomon Islands 4 13 1 0 12 22 142 −120 3
39   Libya 2 7 0 1 6 10 36 −26 1
40   China 3 10 0 0 10 15 66 −51 0
41   Nigeria 1 3 0 0 3 7 15 −8 0
42   Lithuania 1 3 0 0 3 3 11 -8 0
43   Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
44   Angola 1 3 0 0 3 6 16 -10 0
45   Zimbabwe 1 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0
46   Algeria 1 3 0 0 3 5 17 −12 0
47   Mozambique 1 3 0 0 3 7 22 −15 0
48   Malaysia 1 3 0 0 3 4 24 −20 0
49   Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 0 3 4 27 −23 0
50   Chinese Taipei 1 3 0 0 3 2 29 −27 0
51   France 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52   New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Medal table edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil5128
2  Spain2316
3  Argentina1102
4  Portugal1012
5  Italy0123
6  Russia0112
  United States0112
8  Netherlands0101
9  Iran0011
Totals (9 entries)99927

Comprehensive team results by tournament edit

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals
  • R2 — Round 2 (1989–2008, second group stage, top 8; 2012–present: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1
  • × — Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Hosts
Nation 1989
 
1992
 
1996
 
2000
 
2004
 
2008
 
2012
 
2016
 
2021
 
2024
 
Total
  Algeria R1 1
  Angola R1 1
  Argentina R2 R2 R1 R2 4th R2 QF 1st 2nd Q 10
  Australia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 7
  Azerbaijan QF 1
  Belgium 4th R2 R2 3
  Brazil 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st R2 3rd Q 10
  Canada R1 1
  China R1 R1 R1 3
  Chinese Taipei R1 1
  Colombia 4th R2 2
  Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 5
  Croatia R2 Q 2
  Cuba R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
  Czech Republic R2 R1 R2 R2 4
  Denmark R1 1
  Egypt R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 QF R1 7
  France Q 1
  Guatemala R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
  Hong Kong R1 1
  Hungary R2 1
  Iran 4th R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 3rd QF 8
  Italy R2 R1 R2 2nd 3rd 3rd R2 7
  Japan R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 5
  Kazakhstan R1 R2 4th Q 4
  Kuwait R1 1
  Libya R1 R1 2
  Lithuania R1 1
  Malaysia R1 1
  Mexico R1 1
  Morocco R1 R1 QF 3
  Mozambique R1 1
  Netherlands 2nd R2 R2 R2 4
  New Zealand Q 1
  Nigeria R1 × 1
  Panama R2 R1 R1 3
  Paraguay R2 R1 R1 R2 R2 QF R2 Q 8
  Poland R2 1
  Portugal 3rd R2 R1 QF 4th 1st Q 7
  Russia[N] R1 3rd 4th 4th QF 2nd QF × 7
  Saudi Arabia R1 1
  Serbia R2 R2 2
  Solomon Islands R1 R1 R1 R1 4
  Spain R1 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd QF QF Q 10
  Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
  Ukraine 4th R2 R2 QF R2 Q 6
  United States 3rd 2nd R1 R2 R1 R1 6
  Uruguay R2 R1 R1 3
  Uzbekistan R1 R2 Q 3
  Venezuela R2 Q 2
  Vietnam R2 R2 2
  Zimbabwe R1 × 1
Nations 16 16 16 16 16 20 24 24 24 24

Results of host nations edit

Year Host nation Finish
1989   Netherlands Runners-up
1992   Hong Kong Group stage
1996   Spain Runners-up
2000   Guatemala Group stage
2004   Taiwan Group stage
2008   Brazil Champions
2012   Thailand Round of 16
2016   Colombia Round of 16
2021   Lithuania Group stage
2024   Uzbekistan TBD

Results of defending champions edit

Year Defending champions Finish
1992   Brazil Champions
1996   Brazil Champions
2000   Brazil Runners-up
2004   Spain Champions
2008   Spain Runners-up
2012   Brazil Champions
2016   Brazil Round of 16
2021   Argentina Runners-up
2024   Portugal TBD

Result by confederation edit

AFC edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 34
Top 16 3 3 5 11
Top 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Top 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd   1
4th   1

CAF edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 17
Top 16 1 1 1 3
Top 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

CONCACAF edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 4 4 26
Top 16 1 1 0 2
Top 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Top 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Top 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1st 0
2nd   1
3rd   1
4th 0

CONMEBOL edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 31
Top 16 4 4 4 12
Top 8 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 21
Top 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 12
Top 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 8
1st             6
2nd     2
3rd     2
4th     2

OFC edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Top 16 0 0 0 0
Top 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

UEFA edit

1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
2024
 
(24)
Total
Teams 6 6 6 5 5 6 7 7 7 55
Top 16 7 7 6 20
Top 8 4 4 6 5 5 4 5 4 3 40
Top 4 2 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 20
Top 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 9
1st       3
2nd             6
3rd           5
4th             6

Goal-scoring leaders edit

All-time edit

Rank Name Country Goals Matches Tournaments Goals per match
1 Falcão   Brazil 48 33 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 1.45
2 Manoel Tobias   Brazil 43 32 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 1.34
3 Konstantin Eremenko   Russia 28 18 1992, 1996, 2000 1.56
4 Schumacher   Brazil 25 25 2000, 2004, 2008 1.00
5 Ricardinho   Portugal 22 18 2008, 2012, 2016, 2021 1.43
6 Éder Lima   Russia 19 12 2012, 2016 1.58
7 Pula   Russia 18 14 2008, 2012 1.29
8 Saeid Rajabi   Iran 17 8 1992 2.13
9 Índio   Brazil 15 16 2000, 2004 0.94
10 Daniel   Spain 14 15 2000, 2008 0.93

Individual tournament edit

Year Player Goals
1989   László Zsadányi 7
1992   Saeid Rajabi 17
1996   Manoel Tobias 14
2000   Manoel Tobias 19
2004   Falcão 13
2008   Pula 16
2012   Éder Lima 9
2016   Ricardinho 12
2021   Ferrão 9

Awards edit

Golden Ball edit

The Adidas Golden Ball award is awarded to the player who plays the most outstanding football during the tournament. It is selected by the media poll.

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
2008 Brazil   Falcão   Schumacher   Tiago
2012 Thailand   Neto   Kike   Ricardinho
2016 Colombia   Fernando Wilhelm   Éder Lima   Ahmad Esmaeilpour
2021 Lithuania   Ricardinho   Pany Varela   Douglas Júnior
2024 Uzbekistan

Golden Shoe edit

The adidas Golden Shoe is awarded to the top scorer of the tournament. If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists during the tournament.

World Cup Golden Shoe Goals Silver Shoe Goals Bronze Shoe Goals
2008 Brazil   Pula 16   Falcão 15   Lenísio 11
2012 Thailand   Éder Lima 9   Rodolfo Fortino 8   Fernandinho 7
2016 Colombia   Ricardinho 12   Éder Lima 10   Falcão 10
2021 Lithuania   Ferrão 9   Pany Varela 8   Taynan da Silva 6
2024 Uzbekistan

Golden Glove edit

The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

World Cup Golden Glove
2008 Brazil   Tiago
2012 Thailand   Stefano Mammarella
2016 Colombia   Nicolás Sarmiento
2021 Lithuania   Nicolás Sarmiento
2024 Uzbekistan

Goal of the Tournament edit

Goal of the Tournament is awarded to the best goal of the tournament.

Tournament Goal of the Tournament
2008 Brazil   José Rafael Gonzalez
2012 Thailand   Suphawut Thueanklang
2016 Colombia   Suphawut Thueanklang
2021 Lithuania   Nguyễn Văn Hiếu
2024 Uzbekistan

FIFA Fair Play Award edit

FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team who has the best fair play record during the tournament with the criteria set by FIFA Fair Play Committee.

Tournament FIFA Fair Play Award
1989 Netherlands   United States
1992 Hong Kong   United States
1996 Spain Not awarded
2000 Guatemala
2004 Taiwan
2008 Brazil   Spain
2012 Thailand   Argentina
2016 Colombia   Vietnam
2021 Lithuania   Kazakhstan
2024 Uzbekistan

FIFA Champions Badge edit

In 2012, FIFA extended the FIFA Champions Badge to the winners of the competition, where it was first won by Brazil.[2]

Winning coaches edit

Year Team Coach
1989   Brazil   Gerson Tristão
1992   Brazil   Takão
1996   Brazil   Takão
2000   Spain   Javier Lozano
2004   Spain   Javier Lozano
2008   Brazil   Paulo de Oliveira
2012   Brazil   Marcos Sorato
2016   Argentina   Diego Giustozzi
2021   Portugal   Jorge Braz
2024

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^
    For continuity purposes the results of the Russian team at the 2021 tournament, where it participated as "RFU" (Russian Football Union) and under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee in accordance with doping sanctions imposed on the country, are counted towards Russia's totals.

References edit

  1. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Champions Badge honours Real Madrid's impeccable year". FIFA. 20 October 2014. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019. The badge is also worn by the Japanese women's national team following their triumph at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™, while the most recent edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012 saw the Brazilian national team take the title, along with the first FIFA World Champions Badge to be handed over for that particular competition.

External links edit