This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

FIFA Futsal World Cup

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

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.

Results

# 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 four

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 summary

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

Results by confederation

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 nations

All-time table

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 British Hong Kong 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 leaders

All-time

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 tournament

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

Awards

Golden Ball

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 Brazil Falcão Brazil Schumacher Brazil Tiago
2012 Thailand Brazil Neto Spain Kike Portugal Ricardinho
2016 Colombia Argentina Fernando Wilhelm Russia Eder Lima Iran Ahmad Esmaeilpour
2020 Lithuania TBD TBD TBD

Golden Shoe

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 Russia Pula 16 Brazil Falcão 15 Brazil Lenísio 11
2012 Thailand Russia Eder Lima 9 Italy Rodolfo Fortino 8 Brazil Fernandinho 7
2016 Colombia Portugal Ricardinho 12 Russia Eder Lima 10 Brazil Falcão 10
2020 Lithuania TBD TBD TBD

Golden Glove

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

World Cup Golden Glove
2008 Brazil Brazil Tiago
2012 Thailand Italy Stefano Mammarella
2016 Colombia Argentina Nicolás Sarmiento
2020 Lithuania TBD

Goal of the Tournament

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

Tournament Goal of the Tournament
2008 Brazil Guatemala José Rafael Gonzalez
2012 Thailand Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg Suphawut Thueanklang
2016 Colombia Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg Suphawut Thueanklang
2020 Lithuania TBD

FIFA Fair Play Award

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 also

External links