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1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol Sala de la FIFA 1996
1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship.svg
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates24 November – 8 December
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Russia
Fourth place Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored290 (7.25 per match)
Attendance116,400 (2,910 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Manoel Tobias (14 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Manoel Tobias
1992
2000

The 1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship was the third FIFA Futsal World Championship, the quadrennial international futsal championship contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It was held between 24 November and 8 December 1996, in Spain.

Brazil won the tournament for the third consecutive time.

Qualifying criteria

Main article: 1996 FIFA Futsal World Championship qualification

Qualified nations

Competition Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation   1  Spain
AFC Preliminary Competition 27 March – 17 August 1996  China
 Iran
 Malaysia
3  China
 Iran
 Malaysia
1996 African Futsal Championship 16–21 April 1996  Egypt 1  Egypt
1996 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 20–29 July 1996  Guatemala 2  United States
 Cuba
1996 South American Futsal Championship 16–20 April 1996  Brazil 3  Brazil
 Uruguay
 Argentina
1996 Oceanian Futsal Championship 3–8 August 1996  Vanuatu 1  Australia
UEFA Preliminary Competition   5  Belgium
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Russia
 Ukraine
TOTAL 16 Field is Finalized

Venues

Murcia Segovia Castellón de la Plana Barcelona
Palacio de Deportes de Murcia Pabellon Pedro Delgado Robledo Pabellon de Castellon Palau Sant Jordi
Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 2,050 Capacity: 4,357 Capacity: 15,000
Elpozo Murcia calentando.jpg
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Catalonia 2.jpg

Draw

The 16 teams were divided in four groups, each group with four teams.

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 9
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 22 9 +13 6
 Egypt 3 1 0 2 13 19 −6 3
 Australia 3 0 0 3 4 26 −22 0
Source:[citation needed]
Spain 7–2 Egypt
Ukraine 11–2 Australia

Egypt 8–2 Australia
Spain 4–1 Ukraine

Ukraine 10–3 Egypt
Spain 7–0 Australia

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 13 6 +7 7
 Russia 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 7 9 −2 4
 China 3 0 0 3 3 18 −15 0
Source:[citation needed]
Argentina 2–1 China
Netherlands 2–2 Russia

Argentina 2–2 Russia
Netherlands 5–1 China

Russia 11–1 China
Netherlands 6–3 Argentina

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 16 5 +11 7
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
 United States 3 1 0 2 12 7 +5 3
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 24 −20 0
Source:[citation needed]
United States 0–1 Uruguay
Malaysia 1–10 Italy

Italy 4–2 United States
Uruguay 4–1 Malaysia

Uruguay 2–2 Italy
United States 10–2 Malaysia

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 31 5 +26 9
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 13 10 +3 6
 Iran 3 1 0 2 12 14 −2 3
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 4 31 −27 0
Source:[citation needed]
Brazil 5–2 Belgium
Iran 7–1 Cuba

Belgium 5–2 Iran
Brazil 18–0 Cuba

Brazil 8–3 Iran
Belgium 6–3 Cuba

Second round

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
 Belgium 3 0 0 3 4 12 −8 0
Source:[citation needed]
Italy 4–1 Belgium
Spain 2–0 Russia

Italy 0–3 Russia
Belgium 1–2 Spain

Russia 6–2 Belgium
Spain 4–1 Italy

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 7
 Ukraine 3 1 2 0 11 9 +2 5
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 10 14 −4 3
 Netherlands 3 0 1 2 9 14 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]
Netherlands 4–4 Ukraine
Brazil 5–2 Uruguay

Ukraine 2–2 Brazil
Uruguay 5–4 Netherlands

Brazil 5–1 Netherlands
Ukraine 5–3 Uruguay

Third Round

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
6 December 1996
 
 
 Brazil6
 
8 December 1996
 
 Russia2
 
 Brazil6
 
6 December 1996
 
 Spain4
 
 Spain4
 
 
 Ukraine1
 
Third place
 
 
8 December 1996
 
 
 Russia3
 
 
 Ukraine2

Semifinals

Brazil 6–2 Russia
Spain 4–1 Ukraine

Third Place

Russia 3–2 Ukraine

Final

Brazil 6–4 (HT: 3–1) Spain
Danilo 8′01″', 23′06″'
Choco 16′02″'
Marcio 18′04″'
Vander 37′08″'
Manoel Tobias 39′10″'
Report Pato 16′03″'
Serginho [pt] 21′05″' (o.g.)
Vicentin 26′07″', 39′09″'
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Perry Gautier (Belgium)

Champions

 FIFA Futsal World Championships 1996 Winners 

Brazil
Third title
12–man Roster
Serginho [pt], Marcio, Waginho, Manoel Tobias, Fininho, Sandrinho, Danilo, Choco, Vander, Bage, Clovis, Djacir
Head Coach
Estaquio Afonso Araujo

Tournament ranking

Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Brazil
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Russia
4  Ukraine
5  Italy
6  Uruguay
7  Netherlands
8  Belgium
9  Argentina
10  United States
11  Iran
12  Egypt
13  China
14  Malaysia
15  Australia
16  Cuba