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. The current champion is Argentina, which won its first title at the 2016 tournament in Colombia.

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

All events prior to 2008 had 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. Since 2012 it includes 24 teams which 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 final series.

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
Teams29142227848148
Top 16*8352204280
Top 81201202236
Top 42021001832
Top 200170917
1st0006028
2nd0011068
3rd1011058
4th1002058


Participating nations

All-time table

Rank Team Editions Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Brazil 860516340093+307159
2  Spain 8564457241109+132137
3  Italy 7432731315396+5784
4  Argentina 84825617136116+2081
5  Russia 64023413220108+11273
6  Portugal 530174910064+3655
7  Iran 73516613118116+254
8  Ukraine 5301451110581+2447
9  Netherlands 42612597676041
10  United States 529124138986+340
11  Paraguay 628105139388+535
12  Belgium 32010285651+532
13  Egypt 6251001590101-1127
14  Czech Republic 3145182942-2316
15  Colombia 2114342725+215
16  Thailand 51850134586-4115
17  Uruguay 3134183039-913
18  Australia 721411634118-8413
19  Guatemala 4104063264-3212
20  Japan 4143293463-2911
21  Costa Rica 493193264-3210
22  Croatia 163031815+39
23  Hungary 162222317+68
24  Azerbaijan 152122518+77
25  Serbia 14211137+67
26  Poland 162041522-76
27  Kazakhstan 272052331-86
28  Panama 272052045-256
29  Denmark 131111210+24
30  Canada 131027703
31  Hong Kong 131027703
32  Kuwait 13102813-53
33  Vietnam 14103518-133
34  Cuba 51310122491-673
35  Solomon Islands 31010918120-1023
36  Uzbekistan 13012511-61
37  Libya 270161036-261
38  Nigeria 13003715-80
39  Mexico 13003413-90
40  Zimbabwe 13003314-110
41  Algeria 13003517-120
42  Mozambique 13003722-150
43  Morocco 260061129-180
44  Malaysia 13003424-200
45  Saudi Arabia 13003427-230
46  Chinese Taipei 13003229-270
47  China 31000101566-510
48  Lithuania 100000000

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 Falcão Schumacher Tiago
2012 Thailand Neto Kike Ricardinho
2016 Colombia Fernando Wilhelm Eder Lima 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 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 Glove

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 Tournament

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 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

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