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Futsal, (literally "mini-football", "futebol de salão" i.e. "big room soccer"), is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It can be considered a version of five-a-side football.[1]

Futsal
Futebol Salao Pan2007.jpg
International futsal match between Argentina and Brazil in 2007
Highest governing body FIFA and AMF
Characteristics
Contact Yes
Team members 5 per side
Type Indoor
Equipment Futsal ball
Venue Futsal field/court
Presence
Olympic No
Paralympic No

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball.[2] The surface, ball, and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.[3]

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NamingEdit

Futsal comes from Spanish fútbol sala or fútbol de salón and from Portuguese futebol de salão. The term is commonly translated as "indoor football" but a more literal translation is "hall/lounge football". During the sport's second world championships held in Madrid in 1985, the Spanish name fútbol sala was used. Since then, all other names have been officially and internationally changed to futsal. The naming was due to a dispute between FIFUSA (the predecessor to the AMF) and FIFA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain). Since then FIFA has also started using the term futsal. The name has been translated into Italian as calcio a 5 or football sala, and French as football de salle.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

"Futsal" started in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani[fr], a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs.[citation needed] This new sport was originally developed for playing on basketball courts,[4] and a rule book was published in September 1933.[citation needed] His goal was to create a team game that could be played indoor or outdoor but that was similar to football, which became quite popular there after Uruguay won the 1930 World Cup and gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics.

Ceriani, writing the rule book, took as example the principles of football (the possibility to touch the ball with every part of the body except for the hands), but he took rules from other sports too: from basketball the number of team players (five) and the game duration (40 actual minutes); from water polo the rules about the goalkeeper; from team handball for the field and goal sizes.

The YMCA spread the game immediately throughout South America. It was easily played by everyone, everywhere, and in any weather condition, even in winter, without any difficulty, helping players to stay in shape all year round. These reasons convinced João Lotufo, a Brazilian, to bring this game to his country and adapt it to the needs of physical education.[citation needed]

Initially, the rules were not uniform. In 1956, the rules were modified by Habib Maphuz and Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira Fernandes within the YMCA of São Paulo Brazil to allow seniors to compete.[citation needed] Luiz de Oliveira wrote the "Book of Rules of Fuitsal" in 1956, then adopted also at the international level.

In 1965 the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol de Salón[pt] (South American Futsal Confederation) was formed, consisting of Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

Shortly after, a unique tournament was organized. It attracted some interest in South American media, which regularly began to follow futsal. In particular, it was the journalist José Antônio Inglêz who passionately contributed to the rapid spread of the game, as well as being credited as the man who coined the name “futsal” to define the sport.

From FIFUSA to AMFEdit

The sport began to spread across South America, and its popularity ensured the formation of a governing body in São Paulo in 1971, under the name of Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón (FIFUSA). FIFUSA initially comprised Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, and Uruguay, along with the World Championships. The new institution counted 32 participating countries and its first President was João Havelange joined by the secretary Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira. In 1975, the Federation’s chief passed to FIFA, and in 1980, Januário D'Alessio Neto was elected to work to make this sport recognized worldwide by supranational bodies.

The first FIFUSA World Championships were held in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1982 with the hosting Brazilian team crowned champions against Paraguay in front of an audience of 12,000 people, with Uruguay placing third. The Federation then began to work to bring the big event to Europe. In 1985, the second futsal World Cup was organized in Madrid, Spain, where the Brazilian team won again. The event was a success, with a considerable media interest and a huge response from the audience, thanks to the Spanish TV station that filmed the event.

In 1985, Joseph Blatter, at that time secretary of football's governing body, FIFA, thought it was the right time to enlarge its influence and, therefore, to also deal with indoor football. Knowing that the Federation President João Havelange was the head of FIFUSA from 1971 to 1974, the Swiss decided to summon in Brazil the world governing body of futsal: surprisingly, the Congress voted against the unification. Due to a dispute between FIFA and FIFUSA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain).

FIFA wanted to promote and spread its own version of indoor football, different from the original one played in the South American countries, but they could not manage to find an agreement with FIFUSA in the Rio de Janeiro Congress in 1989.

On 2 May 1990, the Brazilian federation finally broke away from FIFUSA, and on 25 September, an event in Bogotá contributed to the founding of the Confederación Panamericana de Futbol de Salon (PANAFUTSAL) together with Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, and Canada.

The conference held in Guatemala in 2000 between members of PANAFUTSAL and FIFA focused on the resolution of the dispute between the two institutions, and also on the achievement of futsal in the pure version that excited many in South America. The signing of the Protocol, however, was not followed by concrete actions, and FIFA kept on promoting its version of futsal. So the PANAFUTSAL decided to create a new worldwide body for the preservation of futsal. In December 2002, the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) was founded. It is currently composed of 40 national federations and three continental bodies, one of which was FIFS.

In 2002, members of PANAFUTSAL formed AMF, an international futsal governing body independent of FIFA, in reaction to the alleged stagnancy of futsal under FIFUSA.[5] Both FIFA and AMF continue to administer the game.[6]

Governing bodiesEdit

Futsal currently has two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). AMF is the successor organization to the original governing body. FIFA later took an interest in futsal. However, talks between FIFA and AMF to reconcile governance were not successful. FIFA organizes its own separate competitions.

Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-affiliated
World Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF) Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Asia Confederation of Asian Futsal (CAFS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Africa Confédération Africaine de Futsal[pt] (CAFUSA) Confederation of African Football (CAF)
North America, Central America and Caribbean Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Futsal[pt] (CONCACFUTSAL) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
South America Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol de Salão[pt] (CSFS)

Confederación Panamericana de Futsal[pt] (CPFS/PANAFUTSAL)

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL)
Oceania Confederation Futsal of Oceania (CFSO) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)
Europe European Union of Futsal (UEFS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

RulesEdit

There are currently two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). AMF and FIFA are responsible for maintaining and regulating the official rules of their respective versions of futsal.

FIFA publishes its futsal rules as the 'Laws of the Game', in which each of the 17 'laws' is a thematically related collection of individual regulations. The laws define all aspects of the game, including what may be changed to suit local competitions and leagues.[7]

Summary of rulesEdit

Length of the field minimum 25 m × 16 m (27 yd × 17 yd), maximum 42 m × 25 m (46 yd × 27 yd).
Ball Size 4, circumference 62–64 cm (24–25 in), weight between 400–440 g (14–16 oz) at the start of the game.

Dropped from a height of 2 m (6 ft 7 in), the first rebound must not be lower than 50 cm (20 in) cm or more than 65 cm (26 in).[8]

Time There are two periods of 20 minutes with time stopping at every dead ball. Between the two periods there is a break of 15 minutes. Each team may use one time-out per half, which lasts one minute. Some lower leagues and tournaments use 24 minute periods with running time.
Number of players There are five players for each team in the field, one of them as goalkeeper, and a maximum number of 12 players that can be used each match. Substitutions are unlimited and on-the-fly.
Fouls All direct free kicks count as accumulated fouls. A direct free kick is awarded for kicking, tripping, charging, jumping, pushing, striking, tackling, holding, spitting, and deliberate handling. Indirect free kicks, such as playing dangerously and impeding, do not count as accumulated fouls. A team is warned by the referee when they commit five accumulated fouls in a half.
Cards A yellow card is shown for unsporting behavior, dissent, time wasting, encroachment, persistent infringement, and illegal subbing. A red card is shown for serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting, illegally denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, abusive language, and receiving a second yellow. Red carded players are ejected from the game and their team must play short for two minutes or until the other team scores a goal.
Free kicks Taken from the spot of the infringement or on the line of the penalty area nearest the infringement (indirect only). All opponents must be at least 5 m away from the ball. The kick must be taken within four seconds or an indirect kick is awarded to the other team.
Kick from the second penalty mark Awarded when a team commits 6 or more accumulated fouls in a half. Second penalty mark is 10 m (11 yd) from the goal, opponents must be behind the ball, goalkeeper must be at least 5 m (5.5 yd) away
Penalty kick 6 m (6.6 yd) from the center of the goal for fouls inside the 6 m (6.6 yd) goal keeper's area.
Goalkeeper When in possession of the ball, the goalkeeper has 4 seconds to get rid of the ball. If the ball is kept too long, the referee will give an indirect kick to the other team. The goalkeeper may play freely when in the opponent's half.
Goalkeeper pass-back restriction Once the goalkeeper has released the ball either by kicking or throwing, the goalkeeper may not touch it again until the ball goes out of play or is touched by an opponent. The sanction for violation is an indirect free kick. The goalkeeper may receive the ball freely when on the opponent's half
Kick-in A kick-in is used instead of a throw-in. The player must place the ball on the touchline or outside but not more than 25 cm (9.8 in) from the place the ball when out of play. The ball must be stationary and the kick-in must be taken within 4 seconds from the time the player is ready. During kick-in, opponents must stand at least 5 m from the ball. If four seconds elapses or an illegal kick is taken, the referee will award a kick-in to the other team. It is not allowed to score directly from a kick-in: the goal is valid only if someone else touches the ball before it enters in goal.
Goal clearance A goal clearance is used instead of a goal kick. The goalkeeper must throw the ball with their hands and it must leave the penalty area within four seconds. If goal clearance is taken illegally the goalkeeper may retry, but the referee will not reset the count. If four seconds elapses, the other team gets an indirect kick on the penalty area line.
Corner kick The ball must be placed inside the arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the goal line and the opponent must stand on field at least 5 m (5.5 yd) from the corner arch until the ball is in play. The corner kick must be taken within 4 seconds of being ready or else a goal clearance will be awarded to the other team. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
Referees For international matches, there must be two referees: one (first referee) is positioned on the touchline near the timekeeper table and communicates with the timekeeper, while the other (second referee) is in the opposite side of the field. At the timekeeper table there is a timekeeper and a third referee, who controls the teams' benches.

In minor events, the third referees and the timekeeper are not used. [9]

Players, equipment and officialsEdit

 
The Brazil national futsal team line up before a match.

There are five players on the field on each team, one of whom is the goalkeeper. The maximum number of substitutes allowed is nine (FIFA change 2012), with unlimited substitutions during the match. Substitutes can come on even when the ball is in play but the player coming off must leave the field before the substitute can enter the playing field.[10] If a team has fewer than three players in the team, the match is abandoned and counted as a loss for the team with the lack of players.[11]

The kit is made up of a jersey or shirt with sleeves, shorts, socks, shinguards made out of rubber or plastic, and shoes with rubber soles. The goalkeeper is allowed to wear long trousers and a different coloured kit to distinguish themself from the other players on the team and the referee. Goalkeeper is also allowed to wear elbow pads because the surface is about as hard as a tennis court or basketball court. Jewellery is not allowed, nor are other items that could be dangerous to the player wearing the item or to other active participants.[12]

The match is controlled by the referee, who enforces the Laws of the Game, and the first referee is the only one who can legally abandon the match because of interference from outside the field. This referee is also assisted by a second referee who typically watches over the goal lines or assists the primary referee with calls on fouls or plays. The decisions made by the referees are final and can only be changed if the referees think it is necessary and play has not restarted.[13] There is also a third referee and a timekeeper who are provided with equipment to keep a record of fouls in the match. In the event of injury to the second referee, the third referee will replace the second referee.[14]

The fieldEdit

 
A futsal field

The field is made up of wood or artificial material, or similar surface, although any flat, smooth and non-abrasive material may be used. The length of the field is in the range of 38–42 m (125–138 ft), and the width is in the range of 20–25 m (66–82 ft) in international matches. For other matches, it can be 25–42 m (82–138 ft) in length, while the width can be 16–25 m (52–82 ft), as long as the length of the longer boundary lines (touchlines) are greater than the shorter boundaries where the goals are placed (goal lines) (Basketball fields of 28 m × 15 m (92 ft × 49 ft) can be used). The "standard" size court for an international is 40 m × 20 m (131 ft × 66 ft) (the size of a handball field).[15] The ceiling must be at least 4 m (13 ft) high.[16]

A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line. The inner edges of the vertical goal posts must be 3 m (9.8 ft) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2 m (6.6 ft) above the ground. Nets made of hemp, jute or nylon are attached to the back of the goalposts and crossbar. The lower part of the nets is attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support. The depth of the goal is 80 cm (31 in) at the top and 1 m (3.3 ft) at the bottom.[17]

 
A futsal arena in Tokyo

In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area. This area is created by drawing quarter-circles with a 6 m (20 ft) radius from the goal line, centered on the goalposts. The upper part of each quarter-circle is then joined by a 3.16 m (10.4 ft) line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The line marking the edge of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line.[18] The penalty area marks where the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with hands. The penalty mark is six metres from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. The second penalty mark is 10 metres (33 ft) from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. A penalty kick from the penalty spot is awarded if a player commits a foul inside the penalty area.[19] The second penalty spot is used if a player commits their team's sixth foul in the opposing team's half or in their own half in the area bordered by the halfway line and an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line passing through the second penalty mark; the free kick is taken from the second penalty mark.[20]

Any standard team handball field can be used for futsal, including goals and floor markings.

Duration and tie-breaking methodsEdit

A standard match consists of two equal periods of 20 minutes. The length of either half is extended to allow penalty kicks to be taken or a direct free kick to be taken against a team that has committed more than five fouls. The interval between the two halves cannot exceed 15 minutes.[21]

In some competitions, the game cannot end in a draw, so away goals, extra time and kicks from the penalty mark are the three methods for determining the winner after a match has been drawn. Away goals mean that if the team's score is level after playing one home and one away game, the goals scored in the away match count as double. Extra time consists of two periods of five minutes. If no winner is produced after these methods, 3 kicks from the penalty mark are taken, and the team that has scored the most wins. If it is not decided after 3 kicks from the penalty mark, it continues to go on with one extra kick from the penalty mark to each team at a time until one of them has scored more goals than the other. Unlike extra time, the goals scored in a shoot-out do not count towards the goals scored throughout the match.[22]

The start and restart of playEdit

At the beginning of the match, a coin toss is used to decide who will start the match. A kick-off is used to signal the start of play and is also used at the start of the second half and any periods of extra time. It is also used after a goal has been scored, with the other team starting the play.[23] After a temporary stoppage for any reason not mentioned in the Laws of the Game, the referee will drop the ball where the play was stopped, provided that, prior to the stoppage, the ball was in play and had not crossed either the touch lines or goal lines.[24]

If the ball goes over the goal line or touchline, hits the ceiling, or the play is stopped by the referee, the ball is out of play. If it hits the ceiling of an indoor arena, play is restarted with a kick-in to the opponents of the team that last touched the ball, under the place where it hit the ceiling.[16]

Lack of offside ruleEdit

Unlike football, there is no offside rule in futsal. Attackers can get much closer to the goal than they can in the traditional outdoor version of football.

MisconductEdit

Players are cautioned with a yellow card and sent off with a red card.

A direct free kick can be awarded to the opposing team if a player succeeds or attempts to kick or trip an opponent, jumps, charges or pushes an opponent, or strikes or attempts to strike an opponent. Holding, touching or spitting at an opponent are offenses that are worthy of a direct free kick, as are sliding in to play the ball while an opponent is playing it or carrying, striking or throwing the ball (except the goalkeeper). These are all accumulated fouls. The direct free kick is taken where the infringement occurred, unless it is awarded to the defending team in their penalty area, in which case the free kick may be taken from anywhere inside the penalty area.[25] A penalty kick is awarded if a player commits one of the fouls that are worthy of a direct free kick inside their own penalty area. The position of the ball does not matter as long as it is in play but for a penalty kick, the ball must be on the outer line, perpendicular to the center of the net.[26]

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper clears the ball but then touches it with their hands before anyone else, if the goalkeeper controls the ball with hands when it has been kicked to them by a teammate, or if they touch or control the ball with hands or feet in their own half for more than four seconds.[26] An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player plays in a dangerous manner, deliberately obstructs an opponent, prevents the goalkeeper from throwing the ball with hands or anything else for which play is stopped to caution or dismiss a player. The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred.[26]

Yellow and red cards are both used in futsal. The yellow card is to caution players over their actions, and, if they get two, they are given a red card, which means they are sent off the field. A yellow card is shown if a player shows unsporting behaviour, dissent, persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game, delaying the restart of play, failing to respect the distance of the player from the ball when play is being restarted, infringement of substitution procedure or entering, re-entering and leaving the field without the referee's permission.[27] A player is shown the red card and sent off if they engage in serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting at another person, or denying the opposing team a goal by handling the ball (except the goalkeeper inside their penalty area). Also punishable with a red card is denying an opponent moving towards the player's goal a goalscoring opportunity by committing an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick and using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures.[27] A player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field. A substitute player is permitted to come on two minutes after a teammate has been sent off, unless a goal is scored before the end of the two minutes. If a team with more players scores against a team with fewer players, another player can be added to the team with an inferior number of players. If the teams are equal when the goal is scored or if the team with fewer players scores, both teams remain with the same number of players.

World rankingEdit

Men's rankingEdit

As of 28 February 2017, the top 25 teams according to the ELO-based rankings are:[28]

# Team Points
1   Brazil 1916
2   Spain 1889
3   Russia 1763
4   Argentina 1706
5   Italy 1619
6   Iran 1608
7   Portugal 1570
8   Ukraine 1483
9   Kazakhstan 1451
10   Azerbaijan 1435
11   Croatia 1413
12   Paraguay 1388
13   Slovenia 1376
14   Colombia 1362
15   Thailand 1360
16   Japan 1359
17   Serbia 1344
18   Costa Rica 1289
19   Egypt 1276
20   Belarus 1256
20   Czech Republic 1256
22   Romania 1244
23   Panama 1242
24   Australia 1223
25   Netherlands 1217

Women's rankingEdit

As of 7 May 2012, according to a ranking based partly on the ELO system and partly on a form-based system, the top 10 teams are:[29]

# Team Points
1   Brazil 2326
2   Spain 2248
3   Portugal 2172
4   Russia 2019
5   Ukraine 2014
6   Japan 1963
7   Guatemala 1934
8   Netherlands 1911
9   Australia 1888
10   Argentina 1876

CompetitionsEdit

National team competitionsEdit

Men's national competitionsEdit

Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-affiliated Other competitions
World AMF Futsal World Cup FIFA Futsal World Cup
Asia AFC Futsal Championship
Africa Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
North America, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Futsal Championship
South America Copa América – FIFA Futsal
Oceania Oceanian Futsal Championship
Europe UEFS Futsal Men's Championship UEFA Futsal Championship

Women's national competitionsEdit

Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-affiliated Other competitions
World AMF Futsal Women's World Cup Women's Futsal World Tournament
Asia AFC Women's Futsal Championship Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Southeast Asian Games
WAFF Futsal Championship
Africa
North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America Copa América Femenina de Futsal
Oceania
Europe UEFS Futsal Women's Championship

Club competitionsEdit

Region AMF-affiliated men's competitions AMF-affiliated women's competitions FIFA-affiliated men's competitions FIFA-affiliated women's competitions Other competitions
World AMF Club World Cup[30][31] Intercontinental Futsal Cup Futsal 5 A-Side Australia (FFAA) Interstate Club Championship
South America Copa Libertadores de Futsal Copa Libertadores Femenina de Futsal
Asia AFC Futsal Club Championship
Africa
North America, Central America and Caribbean
Oceania
Europe UEFA Futsal Cup

Discontinued competitionsEdit

FIFA competitionsEdit

Men's national teamsEdit

InternationalEdit

Competition Year City Country Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
FIFA Futsal World Cup 1989 Rotterdam Netherlands   Brazil   Netherlands   United States   Belgium
1992 Hong Kong Hong Kong   Brazil   United States   Spain   Iran
1996 Barcelona Spain   Brazil   Spain   Russia   Ukraine
2000 Guatemala City Guatemala   Spain   Brazil   Portugal   Russia
2004 Taipei City Chinese Taipei   Spain   Italy   Brazil   Argentina
2008 Rio de Janeiro Brazil   Brazil   Spain   Italy   Russia
2012 Bangkok Thailand   Brazil   Spain   Italy   Colombia
2016 Cali Colombia   Argentina   Russia   Iran   Portugal
2020 TBA TBA
Futsal Confederations Cup 2009 Tripoli Libya   Iran   Uruguay   Libya   Guatemala
2013 Caxias do Sul Brazil   Brazil   Colombia   Chile   Croatia
2014 Kuwait City Kuwait   Argentina   Czech Republic   Brazil   Italy
Mediterranean Futsal Cup 2010 Tripoli Libya   Croatia   Libya   Slovenia   France
Futsal Mundialito 1994 Milan Italy   Italy   Croatia   Spain   Hungary
1995 Rio de Janeiro Brazil   Brazil   Italy   Spain   United States
1996 Rio de Janeiro Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Argentina   United States
1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   United States   Italy
2001 Joinville Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Portugal   Czech Republic
2002 Reggio Calabria Italy   Brazil   Italy   Russia   Argentina
2006 Algarve Portugal   Portugal   Croatia   Angola   Mozambique
2007 Algarve Portugal   Portugal   Slovakia   Hungary   Croatia
2008 Algarve Portugal   Portugal   Hungary   Angola   Libya
Grand Prix de Futsal 2005 Brusque, Santa Catarina Brazil   Brazil   Colombia   Argentina   Uruguay
2006 Caxias do Sul Brazil   Brazil   Italy   Croatia   Argentina
2007 Joinville & Lages & Jaraguá do Sul Brazil   Brazil   Iran   Argentina   Hungary
2008 Fortaleza Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Ukraine   Paraguay
2009 Anápolis & Goiânia Brazil   Brazil   Iran   Romania   Czech Republic
2010 Anápolis Brazil   Spain   Brazil   Paraguay   Iran
2011 Manaus Brazil   Brazil   Russia   Argentina   Iran
2013 Maringá Brazil   Brazil   Russia   Iran   Paraguay
2014 São Bernardo Brazil   Brazil   Colombia   Iran   Guatemala
2015 Uberaba Brazil   Brazil   Iran   Colombia   Paraguay
2017 TBA Brazil
Arab Futsal Championship 1998 Cairo Egypt   Egypt   Morocco   Libya   Palestine
2005 Cairo Egypt   Egypt   Morocco   Lebanon   Libya
2007 Tripoli Libya   Libya   Egypt   Lebanon   Morocco
2008 Port Said Egypt   Libya   Egypt   Jordan   Lebanon

Continental (major)Edit

Continental Year Country Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
Africa (CAF) 1996 Egypt   Egypt   Ghana   Zimbabwe   Somalia
2000 Egypt   Egypt   Morocco   Libya   South Africa
2004 Home & away   Egypt   Mozambique   Morocco   Guinea-Bissau
2008 Libya   Libya   Egypt   Morocco   Mozambique
2016 South Africa   Morocco   Egypt   Mozambique   Zambia
2020
Asia (AFC) 1999 Malaysia   Iran   South Korea   Kazakhstan   Japan
2000 Thailand   Iran   Kazakhstan   Thailand   Japan
2001 Iran   Iran   Uzbekistan   South Korea   Japan
2002 Indonesia   Iran   Japan   Thailand   South Korea
2003 Iran   Iran   Japan   Thailand   Kuwait
2004 Macau   Iran   Japan   Thailand   Uzbekistan
2005 Vietnam   Iran   Japan   Uzbekistan &   Kyrgyzstan
2006 Uzbekistan   Japan   Uzbekistan   Iran   Kyrgyzstan
2007 Japan   Iran   Japan   Uzbekistan   Kyrgyzstan
2008 Thailand   Iran   Thailand   Japan   China
2010 Uzbekistan   Iran   Uzbekistan   Japan   China
2012 United Arab Emirates   Japan   Thailand   Iran   Australia
2014 Vietnam   Japan   Iran   Uzbekistan   Kuwait
2016 Uzbekistan   Iran   Uzbekistan   Thailand   Vietnam
2018 Chinese Taipei
Europe (UEFA) 1996 Spain   Spain   Russia   Belgium   Italy
1999 Spain   Russia   Spain   Italy   Netherlands
2001 Russia   Spain   Ukraine   Russia   Italy
2003 Italy   Italy   Ukraine   Spain &   Czech Republic
2005 Czech Republic   Spain   Russia   Italy   Ukraine
2007 Portugal   Spain   Italy   Russia   Portugal
2010 Hungary   Spain   Portugal   Czech Republic   Azerbaijan
2012 Croatia   Spain   Russia   Italy   Croatia
2014 Belgium   Italy   Russia   Spain   Portugal
2016 Serbia   Spain   Russia   Kazakhstan   Serbia
2018 Slovenia
North America, Central America and Caribbean
(CONCACAF)
1996 Guatemala   United States   Cuba   Mexico   Guatemala
2000 Costa Rica   Costa Rica   Cuba   United States   Mexico
2004 Costa Rica   United States   Cuba   Costa Rica   Mexico
2008 Guatemala   Guatemala   Cuba   United States   Panama
2012 Guatemala   Costa Rica   Guatemala   Panama   Mexico
2016 Costa Rica   Costa Rica   Panama   Guatemala   Cuba
Oceania (OFC) 1992 Australia   Australia   Vanuatu   New Zealand
1996 Vanuatu   Australia   Vanuatu   Fiji   Samoa
1999 Vanuatu   Australia   Fiji   Vanuatu   Papua New Guinea
2004 Australia   Australia   New Zealand   Vanuatu   Fiji
2008 Fiji   Solomon Islands   Tahiti   Vanuatu   New Zealand
2009 Fiji   Solomon Islands   Fiji   Vanuatu   New Caledonia
2010 Fiji   Solomon Islands   Fiji   New Zealand   Vanuatu
2011 Fiji   Solomon Islands   Tahiti   New Zealand   Vanuatu
2013 New Zealand   Australia   Malaysia   New Zealand   Tahiti
2014 New Caledonia   Malaysia   New Caledonia   New Zealand   Tahiti
2016 Fiji   Solomon Islands   New Zealand   Tahiti   Vanuatu
South America (CONMEBOL) 1992 Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Paraguay   Ecuador
1995 Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Uruguay   Paraguay
1996 Brazil   Brazil   Uruguay   Argentina   Paraguay
1997 Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Paraguay   Uruguay
1998 Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Uruguay   Argentina
1999 Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Argentina   Uruguay
2000 Brazil   Brazil   Argentina   Uruguay   Bolivia
2003 Paraguay   Argentina   Brazil   Paraguay   Peru
2008 Uruguay   Brazil   Uruguay   Argentina   Paraguay
2011 Argentina   Brazil   Argentina   Paraguay   Colombia
2015 Ecuador   Argentina   Paraguay   Brazil   Colombia
2017 Argentina   Brazil   Argentina   Paraguay   Uruguay

World University Futsal Championship (World University Championship = WUC)Edit

Main : World University Futsal Championship

Men's

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1984
Details
 
São Paulo
 
Brazil
5–4  
Paraguay
 
Spain
7–6  
Italy
1990
Details
 
Parma
 
Italy
5–4pen  
Spain
 
Soviet Union
5–4  
Belgium
1992
Details
 
Málaga
 
Spain
8–1  
Belgium
 
Italy
2–1  
Brazil
1994
Details
 
Nicosia
 
Russia
6–5  
Spain
 
Italy
6–2  
Belgium
1996
Details
 
Jyväskylä
 
Brazil
6–5aet  
Russia
 
Ukraine
9–5  
Portugal
1998
Details
 
Braga
 
Ukraine
3–2aet  
Russia
 
Brazil
5–1  
Portugal
2000
Details
 
João Pessoa
 
Brazil
6–2  
Italy
 
Russia
3–2  
Portugal
2002
Details
 
Nyíregyháza
 
Russia
4–1  
Italy
 
Ukraine
5–3  
Hungary
2004
Details
 
Palma De Mallorca
 
Ukraine
3–1  
Brazil
 
Russia
3–2  
Spain
2006
Details
 
Poznań
 
Russia
4–1  
Brazil
 
Ukraine
5–1  
Netherlands
2008
Details
 
Koper
 
Portugal
5–1  
Ukraine
 
Serbia
8–1  
Slovenia
2010
Details
 
Novi Sad
 
Brazil
3–2  
Russia
 
Serbia
6–4pen  
Ukraine
2012
Details
 
Braga
 
Ukraine
1–0  
Russia
 
Portugal
2–0  
Thailand
2014
Details
 
Antequera/Málaga
 
Russia
8–5  
Brazil
 
Belarus
7–6pen  
Iran
2016
Details
 
Goiânia
 
Brazil
2–1  
Russia
 
Czech Republic
11-3  
France

Women's

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2008
details
 
Vitória, Espírito Santo
 
Brazil
11–4  
Portugal
 
China
3–1  
Costa Rica
2010
details
 
Novi Sad
 
Brazil
n/a  
Portugal
 
Russia
n/a  
France
2012
details
 
Braga
 
Brazil
n/a  
Spain
 
Portugal
n/a  
Russia
2014
details
 
Antequera/Málaga
 
Brazil
2–1  
Russia
 
Russia
1–0  
Portugal
2016
details
 
Goiânia
 
Brazil
3–1  
Russia
 
Portugal
6–0  
Canada

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

China International Futsal TournamentEdit

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Story

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2014
Details
 
China
 
Thailand
n/a  
China
 
Mexico
n/a  
Myanmar
2015
Details
 
China
 
Iran
n/a  
China
 
Myanmar
n/a  
Mexico

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Hangzhou International Futsal Tournament Story

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2009
Details
 
China
 
Netherlands
n/a  
Japan
 
Iran
n/a  
China
2010
Details
 
China
 
Brazil
n/a  
Japan
 
China
n/a  
Iran
2011
Details
 
China
 
Brazil
n/a  
Japan
 
Iran
n/a  
Romania
2012
Details
 
China
 
Romania
n/a  
Iran
 
China
n/a  
Japan
2013
Details
 
China
 
Iran
n/a  
Russia
 
Netherlands
n/a  
China
2014
Details
 
China
 
Iran
n/a  
China
 
Vietnam
n/a  
Myanmar

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Tiger's Cup/World 5's FutsalEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1997
Details
 
Singapore
 
Spain
4–3 (a.e.t.)  
Brazil
 
Netherlands
4–2  
Italy
1999
Details
 
Singapore
 
Brazil
3–2  
Italy
 
Spain
4–3  
Netherlands
2001
Details
 
Singapore
 
Spain
3–3 (a.e.t.)
7–6 (p)
 
Brazil
 
Italy
n/a  
Netherlands
2003
Details
 
Malaysia
 
Argentina
3–2 (a.e.t.)  
Brazil
 
Iran
n/a  
Uruguay
2008
Details
 
Malaysia
 
Brazil
4–0  
Argentina
 
Australia
n/a  
Thailand

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.


ClubsEdit

Discontinued tournamentsEdit

Women's national teamsEdit

InternationalEdit

Competition Year Host Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
Women's Futsal World Tournament 2010 Spain   Brazil   Portugal   Russia &   Spain
2011 Brazil   Brazil   Spain   Portugal   Russia
2012 Portugal   Brazil   Portugal   Spain   Russia
2013 Spain   Brazil   Spain   Russia   Portugal
2014 Costa Rica   Brazil   Portugal   Spain   Costa Rica
2015 Guatemala   Brazil   Russia   Spain   Portugal

ContinentalEdit

Continental Year Host Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
Asia (AFC) 2015 Malaysia   Iran   Japan   Thailand   Malaysia
2017
South America (CONMEBOL) 2005 Brazil   Brazil   Ecuador   Argentina   Uruguay
2007 Ecuador   Brazil   Colombia   Venezuela   Uruguay
2009 Brazil   Brazil   Colombia   Venezuela   Peru
2011 Venezuela   Brazil   Argentina   Paraguay   Venezuela
2015 Uruguay   Colombia   Uruguay   Chile   Argentina
2017

FIFUSA/AMF competitionsEdit

Men's national teamsEdit

InternationalEdit

Competition Year Country Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
FIFUSA World Futsal Championships 1982 Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Colombia   Uruguay
1985 Spain   Brazil   Spain   Paraguay   Argentina
1988 Australia   Paraguay   Brazil   Spain   Portugal
1991 Italy   Portugal   Paraguay   Brazil   Bolivia
1994 Argentina   Argentina   Colombia   Uruguay   Brazil
1997 Mexico   Venezuela   Uruguay   Brazil   Russia
2000 Bolivia   Colombia   Bolivia   Argentina   Russia
AMF World Futsal Championships 2003 Paraguay   Paraguay   Colombia   Bolivia   Peru
2007 Argentina   Paraguay   Argentina   Colombia   Peru
2011 Colombia   Colombia   Paraguay   Argentina   Russia
2015 Belarus   Colombia   Paraguay   Argentina   Belgium
2019 Argentina
Futsal in World Games 2013 Colombia   Colombia   Venezuela   Brazil   Argentina

Continental (major)Edit

Continental Year Country Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
Europe (UEFS) 1989 Spain   Portugal   Spain   Czechoslovakia   Israel
1990 Portugal   Portugal   Czechoslovakia   Spain   England
1992 Portugal   Spain   Russia   Portugal   Israel
1995 Morocco   Slovakia   Morocco   Russia   Czech Republic
1998 Slovakia   Russia   Spain   Slovakia   Belarus
2004 Belarus   Belarus   Czech Republic   Russia   Ukraine
2006 Catalonia   Russia   Catalonia   Czech Republic   Belgium
2008 Belgium   Russia   Czech Republic   Belarus   Belgium
2010 Russia   Russia   Belgium   Czech Republic   Belarus
2012 Belarus   Belgium   Czech Republic   Russia   Catalonia
2014 Czech Republic   Belarus   Belgium   Catalonia   Russia
2016 Russia   Russia   Italy   Czech Republic   Kazakhstan
South America
1965 Paraguay   Paraguay   Uruguay   Brazil   Argentina
1969 Paraguay   Brazil   Paraguay   Argentina   Uruguay
1971 Brazil   Brazil   Uruguay   Paraguay   Peru
1973 Uruguay   Brazil   Uruguay   Paraguay   Argentina
1975 Argentina   Brazil   Uruguay   Paraguay   Argentina
1976 Uruguay   Brazil   Paraguay   Uruguay   Argentina
1977 Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Colombia   Uruguay
1979 Colombia   Brazil   Uruguay   Argentina   Bolivia
1983 Uruguay   Brazil   Paraguay   Uruguay   Argentina
1986 Argentina   Brazil   Paraguay   Argentina   Uruguay
1989 Brazil   Brazil   Paraguay   Uruguay   Bolivia

Women's national teamsEdit

InternationalEdit

Continental Year Host Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
AMF Futsal World Cup 2008 Catalonia   Catalonia   Galicia   Colombia   Russia
2013 Colombia   Colombia   Venezuela   Czech Republic   Argentina
2017 Catalonia

ContinentalEdit

Continental Year Host Winner   Runner-up   3rd   4th
Europe (UEFS) 2001 Russia   Russia   Belarus   Ukraine   Italy
2004 Russia   Russia   Catalonia   Ukraine   Belgium
2007 Czech Republic   Czech Republic   Russia   Slovakia   Ukraine
2009 Poland   Russia   Czech Republic   Spain   Poland
2011 Czech Republic   Czech Republic   Russia   Spain   France
2015 Spain   Russia   Czech Republic   Spain   Netherlands

See alsoEdit

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