|Number of teams||24|
|Most successful team(s)|
The FIFA Futsal World Cup is the international championship for futsal, the indoor version of association football organized by FIFA.
Futsal 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.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.
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.
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship was held in the Netherlands and won by Brazil. It was the first world championship held under the aegis of football's world governing body.
The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.
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 Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.
The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.
The Confederation of African Football or CAF is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.
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.
A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.
A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.
|#||Year||Host||Champions||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place||Number of teams|
|Team||Titles||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place||Total (Top 4)|
|5 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008*, 2012)||1 (2000)||1 (2004)||–||7|
|2 (2000, 2004)||3 (1996*, 2008, 2012)||1 (1992)||–||6|
|1 (2016)||–||–||1 (2004)||2|
|–||1 (2004)||2 (2008, 2012)||–||3|
|–||1 (2016)||1 (1996)||2 (2000, 2008)||4|
|–||1 (1992)||1 (1989)||–||2|
|–||–||1 (2016)||1 (1992)||2|
|–||–||1 (2000)||1 (2016)||2|
|Totals (9 nations)||8||8||8||24|
|Rank||Name||Country||Goals||Matches||Tournaments||Goals per match|
|1||Falcão||48||33||2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016||1.45|
|2||Manoel Tobías||43||32||1992, 1996, 2000, 2004||1.34|
|3||Konstantin Eremenko||28||18||1992, 1996, 2000||1.56|
|4||Schumacher||25||25||2000, 2004, 2008||1.00|
|5||Ricardinho||20||14||2008, 2012, 2016||1.43|
|6||Eder Lima||19||12||2012, 2016||1.58|
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|
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|
The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
|World Cup||Golden Glove|
Goal of the Tournament is awarded to the best goal of the tournament.
|Tournament||Goal of the Tournament|
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|
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