Futsal

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Futsal
Futebol Salao Pan2007.jpg
International futsal match between Argentina and Brazil in 2007
Highest governing body FIFA and AMF
Characteristics
ContactNo
Team members5 per side
TypeIndoor
EquipmentFutsal ball
VenueFutsal field/court
Presence
Olympic No
Paralympic No

Futsal (also known as fútsal or footsal) 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. [1]

Association football Team field sport

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.

Hardcourt Type of tennis court surface

A hardcourt is a surface or floor on which a sport is played, most usually in reference to tennis courts. They are typically made of rigid materials such as asphalt or concrete, and covered with acrylic material to seal the surface and mark the playing lines, while providing some cushioning. Historically, hardwood surfaces were also in use in indoor settings, similar to an indoor basketball court, but these surfaces are rare now.

Football pitch playing surface for the game of association football

A football pitch is the playing surface for the game of association football. Its dimensions and markings are defined by Law 1 of the Laws of the Game, "The Field of Play". The surface can either be natural or artificial. Artificial surfaces must be green in colour. The pitch is typically made of turf (grass) or artificial turf, although amateur and recreational teams often play on dirt fields.

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Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller, harder, low-bounce ball. [2] The surface, ball, and rules together favour ball control and passing in small spaces. [3] The game's "emphasis is on improvisation, creativity and technique." [4]

Goalkeeper sports position played in defense of ones own goal

In many team sports which involve scoring goals, the goalkeeper is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by intercepting shots at goal. Such positions exist in hurling, shinty, association football, Gaelic football, international rules football, handball, field hockey, bandy, rink bandy, rinkball, floorball, roller hockey, ice hockey, ringette, water polo, lacrosse, camogie and other sports.

Indoor soccer game derived from association football adapted for play in an indoor arena

Indoor soccer or arena soccer,, is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Indoor soccer, as it is most often known in the United States and Canada, was originally developed in these two countries as a way to play soccer during the winter months, when snow would make outdoor play difficult. In those countries, gymnasiums are adapted for indoor soccer play. In other countries the game is played in either indoor or outdoor arenas surrounded by walls, and is referred to by different names.

Naming

Futsal comes from Spanish fútbol sala or fútbol de salón and from Portuguese futebol de salão. The term is commonly translated as "indoor football", but a more literal translation is "hall/lounge football". During the sport's second world championships held in Madrid in 1985, the Spanish name fútbol sala was used. Since then, all other names have been officially and internationally changed to futsal. The naming was due to a dispute between FIFUSA (the predecessor to the AMF) and FIFA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain). Since then FIFA has also started using the term futsal. The name has been translated into Italian as calcio a 5 (literally 5-a-side football ) or football sala and French as football de salle.

Madrid Capital of Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

FIFA International governing body of association football

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.

History

Origins

"Futsal" started in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani  [ fr ], a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs.[ citation needed ] This new sport was originally developed for playing on basketball courts, [5] and a rule book was published in September 1933.[ citation needed ] Football was already highly popular in the country and after Uruguay won the 1930 World Cup and gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics, it attracted even more practitioners. Ceriani's goal was to create a team game that could be played indoor or outdoor but that was similar to football.

Montevideo Capital city in Uruguay

Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 201 square kilometres (78 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

Uruguay republic in South America

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.

YMCA worldwide organization

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), sometimes regionally called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 64 million beneficiaries from 120 national associations. It was founded on 6 June 1844 by Sir George Williams in London and aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind, and spirit".

Ceriani, writing the rule book, took as examples the principles of football (the possibility to touch the ball with every part of the body except for the hands), and he took rules from other sports too: from basketball the number of team players (five) and the game duration (40 actual minutes); from water polo the rules about the goalkeeper; from team handball for the field and goal sizes.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Water polo ballgame-team sport played in water by teams competing to put the ball into the opponents goal

Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool meaning that players cannot touch the bottom.

Handball team sport played with a thrown ball and goals

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

The YMCA spread the game immediately throughout South America. It was easily played by everyone, everywhere, and in any weather condition, without any difficulty, helping players to stay in shape all year round. These reasons convinced João Lotufo, a Brazilian, to bring this game to his country and adapt it to the needs of physical education.[ citation needed ]

South America A continent in the Western Hemisphere, and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics.

Initially, the rules were not uniform. In 1956, the rules were modified by Habib Maphuz and Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira Fernandes within the YMCA of São Paulo, Brazil to allow seniors to compete.[ citation needed ] Luiz de Oliveira wrote the Book of Rules of Fuitsal in 1956, then adopted also at the international level.

In 1965, the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol de Salón  [ pt ] (South American Futsal Confederation) was formed, consisting of Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

Shortly after, a unique tournament was organized. It attracted some interest in South American media, which regularly began to follow futsal. In particular, it was the journalist José Antônio Inglêz who passionately contributed to the rapid spread of the game, as well as being credited as the man who coined the name “futsal” to define the sport.

From FIFUSA to AMF

The sport began to spread across South America, and its popularity ensured the formation of a governing body in São Paulo in 1971, under the name of Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón (FIFUSA). FIFUSA initially comprised Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, and Uruguay, along with the World Championships. The new institution counted 32 participating countries and its first President was João Havelange joined by the secretary Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira. In 1975, the Federation's chief passed to FIFA, and in 1980, Januário D'Alessio Neto was elected to work to make this sport recognized worldwide by supranational bodies.

The first FIFUSA World Championships were held in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1982 with the hosting Brazilian team crowned champions against Paraguay in front of an audience of 12,000 people, with Uruguay placing third. The Federation then began to work to bring the big event to Europe. In 1985, the second futsal World Cup was organized in Madrid, Spain, where the Brazilian team won again. The event was a success, with a considerable media interest and a huge response from the audience, thanks to the Spanish TV station that filmed the event.

In 1985, Joseph Blatter, at that time secretary of football's governing body, FIFA, thought it was the right time to enlarge its influence and therefore also deal with indoor football. Knowing that the Federation President João Havelange was the head of FIFUSA from 1971 to 1974, the Swiss decided to summon in Brazil the world governing body of futsal: Surprisingly, the Congress voted against the unification. Due to a dispute between FIFA and FIFUSA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain).

FIFA wanted to promote and spread its own version of indoor football, different from the original one played in the South American countries, but they could not manage to come to an agreement with FIFUSA in the Rio de Janeiro Congress in 1989.

On 2 May 1990, the Brazilian federation finally broke away from FIFUSA, and on 25 September, an event in Bogotá, Colombia contributed to the founding of the Confederación Panamericana de Futbol de Salon (PANAFUTSAL) together with Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Ecuador, the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, and Canada.

The conference held in Guatemala in 2000 between members of PANAFUTSAL and FIFA focused on the resolution of the dispute between the two institutions and on the achievement of futsal in the pure version that excited many in South America. The signing of the Protocol, however, was not followed by concrete actions. FIFA kept on promoting its version of futsal. So the PANAFUTSAL decided to create a new worldwide body for the preservation of futsal. In December 2002, the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) was founded. It is currently composed of 40 national federations and three continental bodies, one of which was FIFS.

In 2002, members of PANAFUTSAL formed AMF, an international futsal governing body independent of FIFA, in reaction to the alleged stagnancy of futsal under FIFUSA. [6] Both FIFA and AMF continue to administer the game. [7]

Governing bodies

Futsal currently has two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútsal (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). AMF is the successor organization to the original governing body. FIFA later took an interest in futsal. However, talks between FIFA and AMF to reconcile governance were not successful. FIFA organizes its own separate competitions.

RegionAMF-affiliatedFIFA-affiliated
World Asociación Mundial de Fútsal (AMF) Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Asia Confederation of Asian Futsal (CAFS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Africa Confédération Africaine de Futsal  [ pt ] (CAFUSA) Confederation of African Football (CAF)
North America, Central America and Caribbean Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Futsal  [ pt ] (CONCACFUTSAL) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
South America Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol de Salão  [ pt ] (CSFS)

Confederación Panamericana de Futsal  [ pt ] (CPFS/PANAFUTSAL)

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL)
Oceania Confederation Futsal of Oceania (CFSO) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)
Europe European Union of Futsal (UEFS) until 2017 - Futsal European Federation (FEF) from 2017 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

Rules

There are currently two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútsal (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). AMF and FIFA are responsible for maintaining and regulating the official rules of their respective versions of futsal.

FIFA publishes its futsal rules as the 'Laws of the Game', in which each of the 17 'laws' is a thematically related collection of individual regulations. The laws define all aspects of the game, including what may be changed to suit local competitions and leagues. [8]

Many of the laws are similar or identical to those found in association football, or reference association football in their absence (such as a section noting that there is no offside infraction in futsal.)

Summary of rules

Length of the field [9]
minimum 25 m × 16 m (82 ft × 52 ft), maximum 42 m × 25 m (138 ft × 82 ft).
Ball
Size 4, circumference 62–64 cm (24–25 in), weight between 400–440 g (14–16 oz) at the start of the game. Dropped from a height of 2 m (6 ft 7 in), the first rebound must not be lower than 50 cm (20 in) or more than 65 cm (26 in). [10]
Time
There are two periods of 20 minutes with time stopping at every dead ball. Between the two periods there is a break of 15 minutes. Each team may use one time-out per half, which lasts one minute. Some lower leagues and tournaments use 24 minute periods with running time.
Number of players
There are five players for each team in the field, one of them as goalkeeper, and a maximum number of 12 players that can be used each match. Substitutions are unlimited and on-the-fly.
Fouls
All direct free kicks count as accumulated fouls. A direct free kick is awarded for kicking, tripping, charging, jumping, pushing, striking, tackling, holding, spitting, and deliberate handling. Indirect free kicks, such as playing dangerously and impeding, do not count as accumulated fouls. A team is warned by the referee when they commit five accumulated fouls in a half.
Cards
A caution can be shown for unsporting behavior, dissent, failure to respect the distance on a restart, excessive delay of a restart, persistent infringement, or incorrectly entering/leaving the field of play . A player or substitute can be sent off for serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting, illegally denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, abusive language, and receiving a second caution. Sent-off players are ejected from the game and their team must play short for two minutes or until the other team scores a goal.
Free kicks
Taken from the spot of the infringement or on the line of the penalty area nearest the infringement (indirect only). All opponents must be at least 5 m (16 ft) away from the ball. The kick must be taken within four seconds or an indirect kick is awarded to the other team.
Kick from the second penalty mark
Awarded when a team commits 6 or more accumulated fouls in a half. Second penalty mark is 10 m (33 ft) from the goal, opponents must be behind the ball, goalkeeper must be at least 5 m (16 ft) away.
Penalty kick
6 m (20 ft) from the center of the goal for fouls inside the 6 m (20 ft) goal keeper's area.
Goalkeeper
When in possession of the ball, the goalkeeper has 4 seconds to get rid of the ball. If the ball is kept too long, the referee will give an indirect kick to the other team. The goalkeeper may play freely when in the opponent's half.
Goalkeeper pass-back restriction
Once the goalkeeper has released the ball either by kicking or throwing, the goalkeeper may not touch it again until the ball goes out of play or is touched by an opponent. The sanction for violation is an indirect free kick. The goalkeeper may receive the ball freely when on the opponent's half.
Kick-in
A kick-in is used instead of a throw-in. The player must place the ball on the touchline or outside but not more than 25 cm (9.8 in) from the place the ball when out of play. The ball must be stationary and the kick-in must be taken within 4 seconds from the time the player is ready. During kick-in, opponents must stand at least 5 m (16 ft) from the ball. If four seconds elapses or an illegal kick is taken, the referee will award a kick-in to the other team. It is not allowed to score directly from a kick-in: the goal is valid only if someone else touches the ball before it enters in goal.
Goal clearance
A goal clearance is used instead of a goal kick. The goalkeeper must throw the ball with their hands and it must leave the penalty area within four seconds. If goal clearance is taken illegally the goalkeeper may retry, but the referee will not reset the count. If four seconds elapses, the other team gets an indirect kick on the penalty area line.
Corner kick
The ball must be placed inside the arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the goal line and the opponent must stand on field at least 5 m (16 ft) from the corner arch until the ball is in play. The corner kick must be taken within 4 seconds of being ready or else a goal clearance will be awarded to the other team. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
Referees
For international matches, there must be two referees: one (first referee) is positioned on the touchline near the timekeeper table and communicates with the timekeeper, while the other (second referee) is in the opposite side of the field. At the timekeeper table there is a timekeeper and a third referee, who controls the teams' benches. In minor events, the third referees and the timekeeper are not used.

Players, equipment and officials

The Brazil national futsal team line up before a match. Brasil-WorldFutsal-2008.JPG
The Brazil national futsal team line up before a match.

There are five players on the field on each team, one of whom is the goalkeeper. The maximum number of substitutes allowed is nine (FIFA change 2012), with unlimited substitutions during the match. Substitutes can come on even when the ball is in play but the player coming off must leave the field before the substitute can enter the playing field. [11] If a team has fewer than three players in the team, the match is abandoned and counted as a loss for the team with the lack of players. [12]

The kit is made up of a jersey or shirt with sleeves, shorts, socks, shinguards made out of metal, plastic or foam, and shoes with rubber soles. The goalkeeper is allowed to wear long trousers and a different coloured kit to distinguish themself from the other players on the team and the referee. The goalkeeper is also allowed to wear elbow pads because the surface is about as hard as a tennis court or basketball court. Jewellery is not allowed, nor are other items that could be dangerous to the player wearing the item or to other active participants. [13]

The match is controlled by the referee, who enforces the Laws of the Game, and the first referee is the only one who can legally abandon the match because of interference from outside the field. This referee is assisted by a second referee who typically watches over the goal lines or assists the primary referee with calls on fouls or plays. The decisions made by the referees are final and can only be changed if the referees think it is necessary and play has not restarted. [14] There is also a third referee and a timekeeper who are provided with equipment to keep a record of fouls in the match. In the event of injury to the second referee, the third referee will replace the second referee. [15]

The field

A futsal field FutsalPitchsvg.svg
A futsal field

The field is made up of wood or artificial material, or similar surface, although any flat, smooth and non-abrasive material may be used. The length of the field is in the range of 38–42 m (125–138 ft), and the width is in the range of 20–25 m (66–82 ft) in international matches. For other matches, it can be 25–42 m (82–138 ft) in length, while the width can be 16–25 m (52–82 ft), as long as the length of the longer boundary lines (touchlines) are greater than the shorter boundaries where the goals are placed (goal lines) (Basketball fields of 28 m × 15 m (92 ft × 49 ft) can be used). The "standard" size court for an international is 40 m × 20 m (131 ft × 66 ft) (the size of a handball field). [16] The ceiling must be at least 4 m (13 ft) high. [17]

A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line. The inner edges of the vertical goal posts must be 3 m (9.8 ft) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2 m (6.6 ft) above the ground. Nets made of hemp, jute or nylon are attached to the back of the goalposts and crossbar. The lower part of the nets is attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support. The depth of the goal is 80 cm (31 in) at the top and 1 m (3.3 ft) at the bottom. [18]

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A futsal arena in Tokyo

In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area. This area is created by drawing quarter-circles with a 6 m (20 ft) radius from the goal line, centered on the goalposts. The upper part of each quarter-circle is then joined by a 3.16 m (10.4 ft) line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The line marking the edge of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line. [19] The penalty area marks where the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with hands. The penalty mark is six metres from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. The second penalty mark is 10 metres (33 ft) from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. A penalty kick from the penalty spot is awarded if a player commits a foul inside the penalty area. [20] The second penalty spot is used if a player commits their team's sixth foul in the opposing team's half or in their own half in the area bordered by the halfway line and an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line passing through the second penalty mark; the free kick is taken from the second penalty mark. [21]

Any standard team handball field can be used for futsal, including goals and floor markings.

Duration and tie-breaking methods

A standard match consists of two equal periods of 20 minutes. The length of either half is extended to allow penalty kicks to be taken or a direct free kick to be taken against a team that has committed more than five fouls. The interval between the two halves cannot exceed 15 minutes. [22]

In some competitions, the game cannot end in a draw, so away goals, extra time and kicks from the penalty mark are the three methods for determining the winner after a match has been drawn. Away goals mean that if the team's score is level after playing one home and one away game, the team which has scored more away goals wins. Extra time consists of two periods of five minutes. If no winner is produced after these methods, three kicks from the penalty mark are taken, and the team that has scored the most wins. If it is not decided after three kicks from the penalty mark, it continues to go on with one extra kick from the penalty mark to each team at a time until one of them has scored more goals than the other. Unlike extra time, the goals scored in a shoot-out do not count towards the goals scored throughout the match. [23]

The start and restart of play

At the beginning of the match, a coin toss is used to decide who will start the match. A kick-off is used to signal the start of play and is used at the start of the second half and any periods of extra time. It is also used after a goal has been scored, with the other team starting the play. [24] After a temporary stoppage for any reason not mentioned in the Laws of the Game, the referee will drop the ball where the play was stopped, provided that, before the stoppage, the ball was in play and had not crossed either the touch lines or goal lines. [25]

If the ball goes over the goal line or touchline, hits the ceiling, or the play is stopped by the referee, the ball is out of play. If it hits the ceiling of an indoor arena, play is restarted with a kick-in to the opponents of the team that last touched the ball, under the place where it hit the ceiling. [17]

Lack of offside rule

Unlike football, there is no offside rule in futsal. Attackers can get much closer to the goal than they can in the traditional outdoor version of football.

Misconduct

Orange card.svg
Red card.svg
Players are cautioned with a yellow card and sent off with a red card.

A direct free kick can be awarded to the opposing team if a player succeeds or attempts to kick or trip an opponent, jumps, charges or pushes an opponent, or strikes or attempts to strike an opponent. Holding, touching or spitting at an opponent are offenses that are worthy of a direct free kick, as are sliding in to play the ball while an opponent is playing it or carrying, striking or throwing the ball (except the goalkeeper). These are all accumulated fouls. The direct free kick is taken where the infringement occurred, unless it is awarded to the defending team in their penalty area, in which case the free kick may be taken from anywhere inside the penalty area. [26] A penalty kick is awarded if a player commits one of the fouls that are worthy of a direct free kick inside their own penalty area. The position of the ball does not matter as long as it is in play but for a penalty kick, the ball must be on the outer line, perpendicular to the center of the net. [27]

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper clears the ball but then touches it with their hands before anyone else, if the goalkeeper controls the ball with hands when it has been kicked to them by a teammate, or if they touch or control the ball with hands or feet in their own half for more than four seconds. [27]

An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player plays in a dangerous manner, deliberately obstructs an opponent, prevents the goalkeeper from throwing the ball with hands or anything else for which play is stopped to caution or dismiss a player. The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred. [27]

Yellow and red cards are used in futsal. The yellow card is to caution players over their actions. If they get two, they are given a red card, which means they are sent off the field. A yellow card is shown if a player shows unsporting behaviour, dissent, persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game, delaying the restart of play, failing to respect the distance of the player from the ball when play is being restarted, infringement of substitution procedure or entering, re-entering and leaving the field without the referee's permission. [28] A player is shown the red card and sent off if they engage in serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting at another person, or denying the opposing team a goal by handling the ball (except the goalkeeper inside their penalty area). Also punishable with a red card is denying an opponent moving towards the player's goal a goalscoring opportunity by committing an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick and using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures. [28] A player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field.

A substitute player is permitted to come on two minutes after a teammate has been sent off, unless a goal is scored before the end of the two minutes. If a team with more players scores against a team with fewer players, another player can be added to the team with an inferior number of players. If the teams are equal when the goal is scored or if the team with fewer players scores, both teams remain with the same number of players.

World ranking

Men's ranking

As of 10 February 2019, the top 25 teams according to the ELO-based rankings are: [29]

#TeamPoints
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1901
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1781
3Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1663
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1663
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1661
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1652
7Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1540
8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1521
9Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1488
10Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 1468
11Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 1430
12Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1412
13Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1411
14Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1388
15Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1354
16Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1349
17Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1335
18Flag of France.svg  France 1312
19Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1295
20Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1264
21Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 1250
22Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 1245
23Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1227
24Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1212
25Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1202

Women's ranking

As of 7 May 2012, according to a ranking based partly on the ELO system and partly on a form-based system, the top 10 teams are: [30]

#TeamPoints
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2326
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2248
3Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2172
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2019
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 2014
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1963
7Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 1934
8Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1911
9Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1888
10Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1876

Competitions

National team competitions

Men's national competitions

RegionAMF-affiliatedFIFA-affiliatedOther competitions
World AMF Futsal World Cup FIFA Futsal World Cup
Asia AFC Futsal Championship
Africa Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
North America, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Futsal Championship
South America Copa América de Futsal
Oceania Oceanian Futsal Championship
Europe UEFS Futsal Men's Championship UEFA Futsal Championship

Women's national competitions

RegionAMF-affiliatedFIFA-affiliatedOther competitions
World AMF Futsal Women's World Cup Women's Futsal World Tournament
Asia AFC Women's Futsal Championship Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Southeast Asian Games
CAFA Futsal Championship
WAFF Futsal Championship
Africa
North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America Copa América Femenina de Futsal
Oceania
Europe UEFS Futsal Women's Championship UEFA Women's Futsal Championship

Club competitions

RegionAMF-affiliated men's competitionsAMF-affiliated women's competitionsFIFA-affiliated men's competitionsFIFA-affiliated women's competitionsOther competitions
World AMF Club World Cup [31] [32] Intercontinental Futsal Cup Futsal 5 A-Side Australia (FFAA) Interstate Club Championship
South America Copa Libertadores de Futsal Copa Libertadores Femenina de Futsal
Asia AFC Futsal Club Championship
Africa
North America, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship
Oceania
Europe UEFA Futsal Cup

Discontinued competitions

FIFA competitions

Men's national teams

International

CompetitionYearCityCountryWinner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
FIFA Futsal World Cup 1989 Rotterdam Netherlands Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
1992 Hong Kong Hong Kong Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
1996 Barcelona Spain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2000 Guatemala City Guatemala Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2004 Taipei City Chinese Taipei Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2008 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2012 Bangkok Thailand Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2016 Cali Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2020 TBATBA
Futsal Confederations Cup 2009 Tripoli Libya Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
2013 Caxias do Sul Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2014 Kuwait City Kuwait Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Mediterranean Futsal Cup 2010 Tripoli Libya Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Flag of France.svg  France
Futsal Mundialito 1994 Milan Italy Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1995 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2001 Joinville Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2002 Reggio Calabria Italy Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2006 Algarve Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
2007 Algarve Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2008 Algarve Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya
Grand Prix de Futsal 2005 Brusque, Santa Catarina Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
2006 Caxias do Sul Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2007 Joinville & Lages & Jaraguá do Sul Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2008 Fortaleza Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay
2009 Anápolis & Goiânia Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2010 Anápolis Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2011 Manaus Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2013 Maringá Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
2014 São Bernardo Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
2015 Uberaba Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
2018 Brusque, Santa Catarina Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Arab Futsal Championship 1998 Cairo Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine
2005 Cairo Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya
2007 Tripoli Libya Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2008 Port Said Egypt Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon

Continental (major)

ContinentalYearCountryWinner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
Africa (CAF) 1996 Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia
2000 Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2004 Home & awayFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau
2008 Libya Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
2016 South Africa Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
2020
Asia (AFC) 1999 Malaysia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2000 Thailand Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2001 Iran Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2002 Indonesia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2003 Iran Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
2004 Macau Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
2005 Vietnam Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan & Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan
2006 Uzbekistan Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan
2007 Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan
2008 Thailand Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2010 Uzbekistan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2012 United Arab Emirates Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2014 Vietnam Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
2016 Uzbekistan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
2018 Chinese Taipei Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Europe (UEFA) 1996 Spain Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1999 Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2001 Russia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2003 Italy Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Spain.svg  Spain & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2005 Czech Republic Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2007 Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2010 Hungary Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
2012 Croatia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2014 Belgium Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2016 Serbia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2018 Slovenia Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
North America, Central America and Caribbean
(CONCACAF)
1996 Guatemala Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
2000 Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
2004 Costa Rica Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
2008 Guatemala Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
2012 Guatemala Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
2016 Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Oceania (OFC) 1992 Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1996 Vanuatu Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa
1999 Vanuatu Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea
2004 Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
2008 Fiji Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2009 Fiji Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Flag of FLNKS.svg  New Caledonia
2010 Fiji Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
2011 Fiji Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
2013 New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti
2014 New Caledonia Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of FLNKS.svg  New Caledonia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti
2016 Fiji Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
South America (CONMEBOL) 1992 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
1995 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay
1996 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay
1997 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
1998 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1999 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
2000 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
2003 Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
2008 Uruguay Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay
2011 Argentina Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2015 Ecuador Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2017 Argentina Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay

World University Futsal Championship

Men's

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnersScoreRunners-Up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
1984
Details
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
São Paulo
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
5–4Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg
Paraguay
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
7–6Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
1990
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Parma
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
5–4 (pen)Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
5–4Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
1992
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Málaga
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
8–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
2–1Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
1994
Details
Flag of Cyprus.svg
Nicosia
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–5Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
6–2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
1996
Details
Flag of Finland.svg
Jyväskylä
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
6–5 (aet)Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
9–5Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
1998
Details
Flag of Portugal.svg
Braga
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
3–2 (aet)Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
5–1Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
2000
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
João Pessoa
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
6–2Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–2Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
2002
Details
Flag of Hungary.svg
Nyíregyháza
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
4–1Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
5–3Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2004
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Palma De Mallorca
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
3–1Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–2Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2006
Details
Flag of Poland.svg
Poznań
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
4–1Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
5–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
2008
Details
Flag of Slovenia.svg
Koper
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
5–1Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Serbia
8–1Flag of Slovenia.svg
Slovenia
2010
Details
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Novi Sad
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
3–2Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Serbia
6–4 (pen)Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
2012
Details
Flag of Portugal.svg
Braga
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
1–0Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
2–0Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
2014
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Antequera/Málaga
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
8–5Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Belarus.svg
Belarus
7–6 (pen)Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2016
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Goiânia
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
11-3Flag of France.svg
France
2018
Details
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Almaty

Women's

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnersScoreRunners-Up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2008
details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Vitória, Espírito Santo
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
11–4Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–1Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
2010
details
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Novi Sad
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
n/a Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
n/a Flag of France.svg
France
2012
details
Flag of Portugal.svg
Braga
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
n/a Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
n/a Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2014
details
Flag of Spain.svg
Antequera/Málaga
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
1–0Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
2016
details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Goiânia
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
3–1Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
6–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2018
details
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Almaty

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

China International Futsal Tournament

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Story

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnersScoreRunners-Up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2014
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
n/a Flag of Myanmar.svg
Myanmar
2015
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Myanmar.svg
Myanmar
n/a Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2016
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
n/a Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
n/a Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2017
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
n/a Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
2018
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
n/a Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
n/a Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Hangzhou International Futsal Tournament Story

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnersScoreRunners-Up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2009
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
n/a Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
2010
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
n/a Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
n/a Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2011
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
n/a Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of Romania.svg
Romania
2012
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Romania.svg
Romania
n/a Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
n/a Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2013
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
2014
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
n/a Flag of Myanmar.svg
Myanmar

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnersScoreRunners-Up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
1997
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
4–3 (a.e.t.)Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
4–2Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
1999
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
3–2Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
4–3Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
2001
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
3–3 (a.e.t.)
7–6 (p)
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
n/a Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
2003
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
n/a Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
2008
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
4–0Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
n/a Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Clubs

Discontinued tournaments

Women's national teams

International

CompetitionYearHostWinner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
Women's Futsal World Tournament 2010 Spain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Russia.svg  Russia & Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2011 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2012 Portugal Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2013 Spain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2014 Costa Rica Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
2015 Guatemala Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

Continental

ContinentalYearHostWinner Gold medal icon.svgRunner-up Silver medal icon.svg3rd Bronze medal icon.svg4th
Asia (AFC) 2015 Malaysia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
2018 Thailand Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
South America (CONMEBOL) 2005 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
2007 Ecuador Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
2009 Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Flag of Peru.svg  Peru
2011 Venezuela Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
2015 Uruguay Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2017 Uruguay Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela

FIFUSA/AMF competitions

Men's national teams

International

CompetitionYearCountryWinner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
FIFUSA World Futsal Championships 1982 Brazil Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
1985 Spain Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1988 Australia Flag of Paraguay (1988-1990).svg  Paraguay Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
1991 Italy Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
1994 Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
1997 Mexico Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2000 Bolivia Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
AMF World Futsal Championships 2003 Paraguay Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Flag of Peru.svg  Peru
2007 Argentina Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Peru.svg  Peru
2011 Colombia Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2015 Belarus Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2019 Argentina
Futsal in World Games 2013 Colombia Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina

Continental (major)

ContinentalYearCountryWinner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
Europe (UEFS) 1989 Spain Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
1990 Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of England.svg  England
1992 Portugal Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
1995 Morocco Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1998 Slovakia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2004 Belarus Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2006 Catalonia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2008 Belgium Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2010 Russia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2012 Belarus Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia
2014 Czech Republic Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2016 Russia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
South America
1965 Paraguay Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1969 Paraguay Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
1971 Brazil Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg