FIFA Futsal World Cup

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FIFA Futsal World Cup
Founded1989;30 years ago (1989)
RegionInternational (FIFA)
Number of teams24
Current championsFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
(5 titles)
Website World Cup
Soccerball current event.svg 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.

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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 have taken the Futsal World Cup: Brazil winning five, and Spain winning two.Brazil is the only team that has never been eliminated in 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 has become the third country that take the Futsal World Cup

All events prior to the 2008 World Cup has been 16-team events. The first event featured 6 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. 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.

Results

#YearHostChampionsScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth placeNumber of teams
11989
Details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
16
21992
Details
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
4–1Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
9–6Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
16
31996
Details
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
6–4Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–2Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
16
42000
Details
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
4–3Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
4–2Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
16
52004
Details
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2–1Flag of Italy (2003–2006).svg
Italy
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
7–4Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
16
62008
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–2 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (pen)
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
2–1Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
20
72012
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
3–0Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
24
82016
Details
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
5–4Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–2
4–3 (pen)
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
24
92020
Details
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania TBDTBD24

Teams reaching the top four

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal (Top 4)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008*, 2012)1 (2000)1 (2004)7
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2 (2000, 2004)3 (1996*, 2008, 2012)1 (1992)6
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1 (2016)1 (2004)2
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1 (2004)2 (2008, 2012)3
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1 (2016)1 (1996)2 (2000, 2008)4
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1 (1992)1 (1989)2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1 (1989)*1
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1 (2016)1 (1992)2
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1 (2000)1 (2016)2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1 (1989)1
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1 (2012)1
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 (1996)1

(*) Host

Medal summary

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5117
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2316
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1001
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0123
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0112
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0112
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0101
8Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0011
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 81101202236
Top 42021001832
Top 200170917
1st0006028
2nd0011068
3rd1011058
4th1002058


Participating nations

All-time table

RankTeamEditionsPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 860516340093+307159
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 8564457241109+132137
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 7432731315396+5784
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 84825617136116+2081
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 64023413220108+11273
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 530174910064+3655
7Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 73516613118116+254
8Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 5301451110581+2447
9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 42612597676041
10Flag of the United States.svg  United States 529124138986+340
11Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 628105139388+535
12Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 32010285651+532
13Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 6251001590101-1127
14Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 3145182942-2316
15Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 2114342725+215
16Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 51850134586-4115
17Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3134183039-913
18Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 721411634118-8413
19Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 4104063264-3212
20Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4143293463-2911
21Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 493193264-3210
22Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 163031815+39
23Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 162222317+68
24Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 152122518+77
25Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 14211137+67
26Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 162041522-76
27Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 272052331-86
28Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 272052045-256
29Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 131111210+24
30Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 131027703
31 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong 131027703
32Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 13102813-53
33Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 14103518-133
34Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 51310122491-673
35Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 31010918120-1023
36Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 13012511-61
37Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 270161036-261
38Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 13003715-80
39Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 13003413-90
40Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 13003314-110
41Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 13003517-120
42Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 13003722-150
43Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 260061129-180
44Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 13003424-200
45Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 13003427-230
46Chinese Taipei Football Flag on FIFA website.svg  Chinese Taipei 13003229-270
47Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 31000101566-510
48Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 100000000

Goal-scoring leaders

All-time

RankNameCountryGoalsMatchesTournamentsGoals per match
1 Falcão Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4833 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 1.45
2 Manoel Tobías Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4332 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 1.34
3 Konstantin Eremenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2818 1992, 1996, 2000 1.56
4 Schumacher Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2525 2000, 2004, 2008 1.00
5 Ricardinho Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2014 2008, 2012, 2016 1.43
6 Eder Lima Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1912 2012, 2016 1.58
7 Pula Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1814 2008, 2012 1.29
8 Saeid Rajabi Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 178 1992 2.13
9 Índio Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1516 2000, 2004 0.94
10 Daniel Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1415 2000, 2008 0.93

Individual tournament

YearPlayerGoals
1989 Flag of Hungary.svg  László Zsadányi  (HUN)7
1992 Flag of Iran.svg  Saeid Rajabi  (IRN)17
1996 Flag of Brazil.svg  Manoel Tobías  (BRA)14
2000 Flag of Brazil.svg  Manoel Tobías  (BRA)19
2004 Flag of Brazil.svg  Falcão  (BRA)13
2008 Flag of Russia.svg  Pula  (RUS)16
2012 Flag of Russia.svg  Eder Lima  (RUS)9
2016 Flag of Portugal.svg  Ricardinho  (POR)12
2020 TBDTBD

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 CupGolden BallSilver BallBronze Ball
2008 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg Falcão Flag of Brazil.svg Schumacher Flag of Brazil.svg Tiago
2012 Thailand Flag of Brazil.svg Neto Flag of Spain.svg Kike Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardinho
2016 Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg Fernando Wilhelm Flag of Russia.svg Eder Lima Flag of Iran.svg Ahmad Esmaeilpour
2020 Lithuania TBDTBDTBD

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 CupGolden ShoeGoalsSilver ShoeGoalsBronze ShoeGoals
2008 Brazil Flag of Russia.svg Pula 16 Flag of Brazil.svg Falcão 15 Flag of Brazil.svg Lenísio 11
2012 Thailand Flag of Russia.svg Eder Lima 9 Flag of Italy.svg Rodolfo Fortino 8 Flag of Brazil.svg Fernandinho 7
2016 Colombia Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardinho 12 Flag of Russia.svg Eder Lima 10 Flag of Brazil.svg Falcão 10
2020 Lithuania TBDTBDTBD

Golden Glove

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

World CupGolden Glove
2008 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg Tiago
2012 Thailand Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Mammarella
2016 Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Sarmiento
2020 Lithuania TBD

Goal of the Tournament

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

TournamentGoal of the Tournament
2008 Brazil Flag of Guatemala.svg José Rafael Gonzalez
2012 Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg Suphawut Thueanklang
2016 Colombia Flag of Thailand.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.

TournamentFIFA Fair Play Award
2008 Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2012 Thailand Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2016 Colombia Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
2020 Lithuania

See also