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

FIFA Futsal World Cup
Founded1989; 30 years ago (1989)
RegionInternational (FIFA)
Number of teams24
Current champions Argentina
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Brazil
(5 titles)
WebsiteWorld Cup
2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup

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 had won the Futsal World Cup: Brazil five times and Spain twice. Brazil is the only team that has never been eliminated in the group stage. 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. In 2016, Argentina became the third country to win the Futsal World Cup.

All events prior to the 2008 World Cup have been 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.

The 2012 event included 24 teams, making it the largest group yet. 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. The 2016 event kept the same format.

ResultsEdit

# Year Host Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
1 1989
Details
  Netherlands  
Brazil
2–1  
Netherlands
 
United States
3–2 (a.e.t.)  
Belgium
16
2 1992
Details
  Hong Kong  
Brazil
4–1  
United States
 
Spain
9–6  
Iran
16
3 1996
Details
  Spain  
Brazil
6–4  
Spain
 
Russia
3–2  
Ukraine
16
4 2000
Details
  Guatemala  
Spain
4–3  
Brazil
 
Portugal
4–2  
Russia
16
5 2004
Details
  Chinese Taipei  
Spain
2–1  
Italy
 
Brazil
7–4  
Argentina
16
6 2008
Details
  Brazil  
Brazil
2–2 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (pen)
 
Spain
 
Italy
2–1  
Russia
20
7 2012
Details
  Thailand  
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)  
Spain
 
Italy
3–0  
Colombia
24
8 2016
Details
  Colombia  
Argentina
5–4  
Russia
 
Iran
2–2
4–3 (pen)
 
Portugal
24
9 2020
Details
  Lithuania TBD TBD 24

Teams reaching the top fourEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total (Top 4)
  Brazil 5 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008*, 2012) 1 (2000) 1 (2004) 7
  Spain 2 (2000, 2004) 3 (1996*, 2008, 2012) 1 (1992) 6
  Argentina 1 (2016) 1 (2004) 2
  Italy 1 (2004) 2 (2008, 2012) 3
  Russia 1 (2016) 1 (1996) 2 (2000, 2008) 4
  United States 1 (1992) 1 (1989) 2
  Netherlands 1 (1989)* 1
  Iran 1 (2016) 1 (1992) 2
  Portugal 1 (2000) 1 (2016) 2
  Belgium 1 (1989) 1
  Colombia 1 (2012) 1
  Ukraine 1 (1996) 1

(*) Host

Medal summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil5117
2  Spain2316
3  Argentina1001
4  Italy0123
5  Russia0112
  United States0112
7  Netherlands0101
8  Iran0011
  Portugal0011
Totals (9 nations)88824

Results by confederationEdit

Total times teams played by confederation
AFC CAF CONCACAF CONMEBOL OFC UEFA Total
Teams 29 14 22 27 8 48 148
Top 16* 8 3 5 22 0 42 80
Top 8 1 2 0 12 0 22 36
Top 4 2 0 2 10 0 18 32
Top 2 0 0 1 7 0 9 17
1st 0 0 0 6 0 2 8
2nd 0 0 1 1 0 6 8
3rd 1 0 1 1 0 5 8
4th 1 0 0 2 0 5 8


Participating nationsEdit

All-time tableEdit

Rank Team Editions Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Brazil 8 60 51 6 3 400 93 +307 159
2   Spain 8 56 44 5 7 241 109 +132 137
3   Italy 7 43 27 3 13 153 96 +57 84
4   Argentina 8 48 25 6 17 136 116 +20 81
5   Russia 6 40 23 4 13 220 108 +112 73
6   Portugal 5 30 17 4 9 100 64 +36 55
7   Iran 7 35 16 6 13 118 116 +2 54
8   Ukraine 5 30 14 5 11 105 81 +24 47
9   Netherlands 4 26 12 5 9 76 76 0 41
10   United States 5 29 12 4 13 89 86 +3 40
11   Paraguay 6 28 10 5 13 93 88 +5 35
12   Belgium 3 20 10 2 8 56 51 +5 32
13   Egypt 6 25 10 0 15 90 101 -11 27
14   Czech Republic 3 14 5 1 8 29 42 -23 16
15   Colombia 2 11 4 3 4 27 25 +2 15
16   Thailand 5 18 5 0 13 45 86 -41 15
17   Uruguay 3 13 4 1 8 30 39 -9 13
18   Australia 7 21 4 1 16 34 118 -84 13
19   Guatemala 4 10 4 0 6 32 64 -32 12
20   Japan 4 14 3 2 9 34 63 -29 11
21   Costa Rica 4 9 3 1 9 32 64 -32 10
22   Croatia 1 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3 9
23   Hungary 1 6 2 2 2 23 17 +6 8
24   Azerbaijan 1 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
25   Serbia 1 4 2 1 1 13 7 +6 7
26   Poland 1 6 2 0 4 15 22 -7 6
27   Kazakhstan 2 7 2 0 5 23 31 -8 6
28   Panama 2 7 2 0 5 20 45 -25 6
29   Denmark 1 3 1 1 1 12 10 +2 4
30   Canada 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
31   Hong Kong 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
32   Kuwait 1 3 1 0 2 8 13 -5 3
33   Vietnam 1 4 1 0 3 5 18 -13 3
34   Cuba 5 13 1 0 12 24 91 -67 3
35   Solomon Islands 3 10 1 0 9 18 120 -102 3
36   Uzbekistan 1 3 0 1 2 5 11 -6 1
37   Libya 2 7 0 1 6 10 36 -26 1
38   Nigeria 1 3 0 0 3 7 15 -8 0
39   Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 -9 0
40   Zimbabwe 1 3 0 0 3 3 14 -11 0
41   Algeria 1 3 0 0 3 5 17 -12 0
42   Mozambique 1 3 0 0 3 7 22 -15 0
43   Morocco 2 6 0 0 6 11 29 -18 0
44   Malaysia 1 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20 0
45   Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 0 3 4 27 -23 0
46   Chinese Taipei 1 3 0 0 3 2 29 -27 0
47   China 3 10 0 0 10 15 66 -51 0
48   Lithuania 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goal-scoring leadersEdit

All-timeEdit

Rank Name Country Goals Matches Tournaments Goals per match
1 Falcão   Brazil 48 33 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 1.45
2 Manoel Tobías   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 20 14 2008, 2012, 2016 1.43
6 Eder 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 tournamentEdit

Year Player Goals
1989   László Zsadányi (HUN) 7
1992   Saeid Rajabi (IRN) 17
1996   Manoel Tobías (BRA) 14
2000   Manoel Tobías (BRA) 19
2004   Falcão (BRA) 13
2008   Pula (RUS) 16
2012   Eder Lima (RUS) 9
2016   Ricardinho (POR) 12
2020 TBD TBD

AwardsEdit

Golden BallEdit

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   Eder Lima   Ahmad Esmaeilpour
2020 Lithuania TBD TBD TBD

Golden ShoeEdit

The adidas Golden Shoe is awarded to the topscorer 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   Eder Lima 9   Rodolfo Fortino 8   Fernandinho 7
2016 Colombia   Ricardinho 12   Eder Lima 10   Falcão 10
2020 Lithuania TBD TBD TBD

Golden GloveEdit

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
2020 Lithuania TBD

Goal of the TournamentEdit

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
2020 Lithuania TBD

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

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
2008 Brazil   Spain
2012 Thailand   Argentina
2016 Colombia   Vietnam
2020 Lithuania

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit