Italy national futsal team

The Italy national futsal team represents Italy in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation. It is one of the strongest teams in Europe, champions in the 2003 UEFA Futsal Championship and UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.[2]

Italy
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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
AssociationFederazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Most capsMarco Ercolessi (127)
Top scorerAndrea Rubei (97)
FIFA codeITA
FIFA ranking8 Steady 0 (12 May 2020) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Italy 9–2 Libya 
(Roma, Italy; 19 July 1974)
Biggest win
 Italy 13–1 Australia 
(Singapore, Singapore; 28 November 2001)
 Italy 12–0 Finland 
(Montesilvano, Italy; 8 November 2003)
 Italy 13–1 China 
(Chieti, Italy; 22 September 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 9–0 Italy 
(Genk, Belgium; 25 May 1995)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1989)
Best resultSilver medal world centered-2.svg 2nd place, (2004)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1996)
Best resultGold medal europe.svg Winners, (2003, 2014)
World Cup
Appearances5 (First in 1982)
Best result1st round, (1982, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2003)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2014)
Best result4th place, (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances2 (First in 2006)
Best resultMed 2.png 2nd place, (2006)

HonoursEdit

World achievementsEdit

  • The Italy national futsal team has appeared in the final match of the FIFA Futsal World Cup once (2004) as well as two third/fourth place playoffs.[3]

European achievementsEdit

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 2nd round 6 3 0 3 17 16
Hong Kong 1992 1st round 3 1 0 2 15 16
Spain 1996 2nd round 6 3 1 2 21 13
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify
Chinese Taipei 2004 Runners-up 8 6 1 1 29 13
Brazil 2008 3rd place 9 5 1 3 25 18
Thailand 2012 3rd place 7 6 0 1 32 13
Colombia 2016 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 14 7
Lithuania 2020 Did not qualify
Total 7/9 43 27 3 13 153 96

UEFA European Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 4th place 4 1 0 3 10 15
Spain 1999 3rd place 5 2 2 1 12 9
Russia 2001 4th place 5 3 1 1 18 12
Italy 2003 Champions 5 5 0 0 11 3
Czech Republic 2005 3rd place 5 4 0 1 21 9
Portugal 2007 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 14 4
Hungary 2010 Quarter-finals 3 2 1 0 11 5
Croatia 2012 3rd place 5 3 1 1 11 5
Belgium 2014 Champions 5 4 0 1 18 8
Serbia 2016 5th place 3 2 0 1 12 5
Slovenia 2018 Group stage 2 0 1 1 2 3
Netherlands 2022 Qualified
Total 11/12 47 29 7 11 140 78

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Grand Prix de Futsal Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Brazil 2005 Did not enter
Brazil 2006 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 15 10
Brazil 2007 Did not enter
Brazil 2008 Did not enter
Brazil 2009 Did not enter
Brazil 2010 5th place 6 4 0 2 14 11
Brazil 2011 Did not enter
Brazil 2013 Did not enter
Brazil 2014 Did not enter
Brazil 2015 Did not enter
Brazil 2017 TBD
Total 2/11 10 6 1 3 29 21

Futsal Confederations CupEdit

Confederations Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2009 Did not enter
Brazil 2013 Did not enter
Kuwait 2014 4th place 5 3 1 1 12 11
Total 1/3 5 3 1 1 12 11

Futsal MundialitoEdit

Futsal Mundialito Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Italy 1994 Champions 5 4 1 0 29 8
Brazil 1995 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 18 14
Brazil 1996 Did not enter
Brazil 1998 4th place 4 1 0 3 8 8
Brazil 2001 Did not enter
Italy 2002 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 15 6
Portugal 2006 Did not enter
Portugal 2007 Did not enter
Portugal 2008 Did not enter
Total 4/9 18 10 3 5 70 36

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were named for UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Stefano Mammarella (1984-02-02)2 February 1984 (aged 29) Acqua & Sapone
12 1GK Michele Miarelli (1984-04-29)29 April 1984 (aged 29)   Real Rieti
2 2DF Marco Ercolessi (1986-05-15)15 May 1986 (aged 27) Luparense C5
3 2DF Gabriel Lima (1987-08-19)19 August 1987 (aged 26) Asti
4 2DF Sergio Romano (1987-09-28)28 September 1987 (aged 26) Pescara
5 2DF Luca Leggiero (1984-11-11)11 November 1984 (aged 29) Pescara
13 2DF Daniel Giasson (1987-08-24)24 August 1987 (aged 26) Pescara
17 2DF Murilo Ferreira (1989-03-10)10 March 1989 (aged 24) Acqua & Sapone
6 4FW Humberto Honorio (1983-07-21)21 July 1983 (aged 30) Luparense C5
7 4FW Massimo De Luca (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 26) Real Rieti
18 4FW Vampeta (1984-07-18)18 July 1984 (aged 29) Asti
9 4FW Rodolfo Fortino (1983-04-30)30 April 1983 (aged 30) Luparense C5
10 4FW Alex Merlim (1986-07-15)15 July 1986 (aged 27) Luparense C5
11 4FW Saad Assis (1979-10-26)26 October 1979 (aged 34) FC Barcelona

Results and fixturesEdit

2014Edit

7 January 2014 Friendly Italy   3–0   Slovakia San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
20:00 Report
8 January 2014 Friendly Italy   3–1   Slovakia San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
20:30 Report
29 January 2014 Euro 2014 Italy   2–3   Slovenia Lotto Arena, Antwerp
20:45 Fortino   24'
Saad   40'
Report Vrhovec   11'
Čujec   26'
Osredkar   39'
Referee: Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine)
2 February 2014 Euro 2014 Azerbaijan   0–7   Italy Lotto Arena, Antwerp
18:30 Report Romano   2'
Fortino   4'
Honorio   16'
Vampeta   25'
Gabriel Lima   27'
Mammarella   32'
Miarelli   40'
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)
4 February 2014 Euro 2014 Italy   2–1   Croatia Sportpaleis, Antwerp
18:00 Romano   1'
Fortino   10'
Report Jelovčić   7' Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)
6 February 2014 Euro 2014 Portugal   3–4   Italy Sportpaleis, Antwerp
18:00 Ricardinho   13'
Arnaldo   19'
Joel   35'
Report Gabriel Lima   1'31'
Romano   23'
Fortino   35'
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic)
8 February 2014 Euro 2014 Italy   3–1   Russia Sportpaleis, Antwerp
20:30 Gabriel Lima   7'
Murilo   14'
Giasson   19'
Report Eder Lima   10' Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ a b "European Futsal Championship Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2007.
  3. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 April 2007.