FIFA Futsal World Cup
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Organising bodyFIFA
Founded1989; 34 years ago (1989)
RegionInternational
Number of teams24 (finals)
Current champions Portugal
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Brazil
(5 titles)
Websitefifa.com/futsalworldcup
2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup

The FIFA Futsal World Cup is an international futsal competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Since the first edition that took place in 1989 in the Netherlands, the tournament has been held every four years since 1992 in the even year between two 11-a-side World Cups.

The current champions are Portugal, who won their first world title after beating the 2016 defending champions Argentina in the final of the 2021 tournament in Lithuania.

All events prior to 2008 were 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 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 stage.

Debut of national teams

Year Debuting teams Successor teams
Teams No. Cum.
1989  Algeria,  Argentina,  Australia,  Belgium,  Brazil,  Canada,  Denmark,  Hungary,  Italy,  Japan,  Netherlands,  Paraguay,  Saudi Arabia,  Spain,  United States,  Zimbabwe 16 16
1992  China,  Costa Rica, British Hong Kong Hong Kong,  Iran,  Nigeria,  Poland,  Russia 7 23
1996  Cuba,  Egypt,  Malaysia,  Ukraine,  Uruguay 5 28
2000  Croatia,  Guatemala,  Kazakhstan,  Portugal,  Thailand 5 33
2004  Chinese Taipei,  Czech Republic 2 35
2008  Libya,  Solomon Islands 2 37
2012  Colombia,  Kuwait,  Mexico,  Morocco,  Panama,  Serbia 6 43
2016  Azerbaijan,  Mozambique,  Uzbekistan,  Vietnam 4 47
2021  Angola,  Lithuania,  Venezuela 3 50

Results

Ed. Year Hosts Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Teams
1 1989  Netherlands
Brazil
2–1
Netherlands

United States
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Belgium
16
2 1992  Hong Kong
Brazil
4–1
United States

Spain
9–6
Iran
16
3 1996  Spain
Brazil
6–4
Spain

Russia
3–2
Ukraine
16
4 2000  Guatemala
Spain
4–3
Brazil

Portugal
4–2
Russia
16
5 2004  Taiwan
Spain
2–1
Italy

Brazil
7–4
Argentina
16
6 2008  Brazil
Brazil
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)

Spain

Italy
2–1
Russia
20
7 2012  Thailand
Brazil
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Spain

Italy
3–0
Colombia
24
8 2016  Colombia
Argentina
5–4
Russia

Iran
2–2
(4–3 p)

Portugal
24
9 2021
[a]
 Lithuania
Portugal
2–1
Argentina

Brazil
4–2
Kazakhstan
24
10 2024 TBD TBD TBD
  1. ^ Originally scheduled for 2020. Delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall team records

In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.[1]

As of 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team Part M W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 9 67 57 6 4 428 101 +327 177
2  Spain 9 61 48 5 8 260 118 +142 149
3  Argentina 9 55 30 7 18 163 124 +39 97
4  Russia[RFU] 7 45 27 5 13 241 114 +127 86
5  Italy 7 43 27 3 13 153 96 +57 84
6  Portugal 5 37 22 6 9 126 76 +50 72
7  Iran 8 40 19 6 15 137 133 +4 63
8  Ukraine 5 30 14 5 11 105 81 +24 47
9  Netherlands 4 26 12 5 9 76 76 0 41
10  United States 6 32 12 4 16 91 108 -17 40
11  Paraguay 7 28 10 5 13 93 88 +5 35
12  Belgium 3 20 10 2 8 56 51 +5 32
13  Egypt 7 28 10 0 18 97 115 −18 30
14  Kazakhstan 3 14 6 2 6 47 41 +6 20
15  Czech Republic 4 18 6 2 10 37 53 −16 20
16  Thailand 6 22 6 1 15 56 102 −46 19
17  Colombia 2 11 4 3 4 27 25 +2 15
18  Guatemala 5 16 5 0 11 48 88 −40 15
19  Japan 5 17 4 2 12 47 77 −30 14
20  Uruguay 3 13 4 1 8 30 39 −9 13
21  Costa Rica 5 16 4 1 11 39 73 −34 13
22  Australia 7 21 4 1 16 34 118 −84 13
23  Serbia 2 8 3 1 4 27 18 +9 10
24  Croatia 1 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3 9
25  Hungary 1 6 2 2 2 23 17 +6 8
26  Morocco 3 11 2 2 7 24 36 −12 8
27  Azerbaijan 1 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
28  Venezuela 1 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
29  Vietnam 2 8 2 1 5 12 33 −21 7
30  Poland 1 6 2 0 4 15 22 −7 6
31  Panama 3 10 2 0 8 24 58 −34 6
32  Denmark 1 3 1 1 1 12 10 +2 4
33  Uzbekistan 2 7 1 1 5 21 30 -9 4
34  Canada 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
35  Hong Kong 1 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
36  Kuwait 1 3 1 0 2 8 13 −5 3
37  Cuba 5 13 1 0 12 24 91 −67 3
38  Solomon Islands 4 13 1 0 12 22 142 −120 3
39  Libya 2 7 0 1 6 10 36 −26 1
40  China 3 10 0 0 10 15 66 −51 0
41  Nigeria 1 3 0 0 3 7 15 −8 0
42  Lithuania 1 3 0 0 3 3 11 -8 0
43  Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
44  Angola 1 3 0 0 3 6 16 -10 0
45  Zimbabwe 1 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0
46  Algeria 1 3 0 0 3 5 17 −12 0
47  Mozambique 1 3 0 0 3 7 22 −15 0
48  Malaysia 1 3 0 0 3 4 24 −20 0
49  Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 0 3 4 27 −23 0
50  Chinese Taipei 1 3 0 0 3 2 29 −27 0

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil5128
2 Spain2316
3 Argentina1102
4 Portugal1012
5 Italy0123
6 Russia0112
 United States0112
8 Netherlands0101
9 Iran0011
Totals (9 entries)99927

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend
Nation 1989
Netherlands
1992
British Hong Kong
1996
Spain
2000
Guatemala
2004
Taiwan
2008
Brazil
2012
Thailand
2016
Colombia
2021
Lithuania
Total
 Algeria R1 1
 Angola R1 1
 Argentina R2 R2 R1 R2 4th R2 QF 1st 2nd 9
 Australia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 7
 Azerbaijan QF 1
 Belgium 4th R2 R2 3
 Brazil 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st R2 3rd 9
 Canada R1 1
 China R1 R1 R1 3
 Chinese Taipei R1 1
 Colombia 4th R2 2
 Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 5
 Croatia R2 1
 Cuba R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Czech Republic R2 R1 R2 R2 4
 Denmark R1 1
 Egypt R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 QF R1 7
 Guatemala R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Hong Kong R1 1
 Hungary R2 1
 Iran 4th R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 3rd QF 8
 Italy R2 R1 R2 2nd 3rd 3rd R2 7
 Japan R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 5
 Kazakhstan R1 R2 4th 3
 Kuwait R1 1
 Libya R1 R1 2
 Lithuania R1 1
 Malaysia R1 1
 Mexico R1 1
 Morocco R1 R1 QF 3
 Mozambique R1 1
 Netherlands 2nd R2 R2 R2 4
 Nigeria R1 1
 Panama R2 R1 R1 3
 Paraguay R2 R1 R1 R2 R2 QF R2 7
 Poland R2 1
 Portugal 3rd R2 R1 QF 4th 1st 6
 Russia[RFU] R1 3rd 4th 4th QF 2nd QF 7
 Saudi Arabia R1 1
 Serbia R2 R2 2
 Solomon Islands R1 R1 R1 R1 4
 Spain R1 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd QF QF 9
 Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
 Ukraine 4th R2 R2 QF R2 5
 United States 3rd 2nd R1 R2 R1 R1 6
 Uruguay R2 R1 R1 3
 Uzbekistan R1 R2 2
 Venezuela R2 1
 Vietnam R2 R2 2
 Zimbabwe R1 1
Nations 16 16 16 16 16 20 24 24 24

Results of host nations

Year Host nation Finish
1989  Netherlands Runners-up
1992  Hong Kong Group stage
1996  Spain Runners-up
2000  Guatemala Group stage
2004  Taiwan Group stage
2008  Brazil Champions
2012  Thailand Round of 16
2016  Colombia Round of 16
2021  Lithuania Group stage

Results of defending champions

Year Defending champions Finish
1992  Brazil Champions
1996  Brazil Champions
2000  Brazil Runners-up
2004  Spain Champions
2008  Spain Runners-up
2012  Brazil Champions
2016  Brazil Round of 16
2021  Argentina Runners-up
2024  Portugal TBD

Result by confederation

AFC

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 34
Top 16 3 3 5 11
Top 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Top 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd Iran 1
4th Iran 1

CAF

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 17
Top 16 1 1 1 3
Top 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

CONCACAF

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 4 4 26
Top 16 1 1 0 2
Top 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Top 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Top 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1st 0
2nd United States 1
3rd United States 1
4th 0

CONMEBOL

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 31
Top 16 4 4 4 12
Top 8 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 21
Top 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 12
Top 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 8
1st Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Argentina 6
2nd Brazil Argentina 2
3rd Brazil Brazil 2
4th Argentina Colombia 2

OFC

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Top 16 0 0 0 0
Top 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

UEFA

1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Total
Teams 6 6 6 5 5 6 7 7 7 55
Top 16 7 7 6 20
Top 8 4 4 6 5 5 4 5 4 3 40
Top 4 2 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 20
Top 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 9
1st Spain Spain Portugal 3
2nd Netherlands Spain Italy Spain Spain Russia 6
3rd Spain Russia Portugal Italy Italy 5
4th Belgium Ukraine Russia Russia Portugal Kazakhstan 6

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 Tobias  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 22 18 2008, 2012, 2016, 2021 1.43
6 Éder 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 Hungary László Zsadányi 7
1992 Iran Saeid Rajabi 17
1996 Brazil Manoel Tobias 14
2000 Brazil Manoel Tobias 19
2004 Brazil Falcão 13
2008 Russia Pula 16
2012 Russia Éder Lima 9
2016 Portugal Ricardinho 12
2021 Brazil Ferrão 9

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 Brazil Falcão Brazil Schumacher Brazil Tiago
2012 Thailand Brazil Neto Spain Kike Portugal Ricardinho
2016 Colombia Argentina Fernando Wilhelm Russia Éder Lima Iran Ahmad Esmaeilpour
2021 Lithuania Portugal Ricardinho Portugal Pany Varela Kazakhstan Douglas Júnior

Golden Shoe

The adidas Golden Shoe is awarded to the top scorer 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 Russia Pula 16 Brazil Falcão 15 Brazil Lenísio 11
2012 Thailand Russia Éder Lima 9 Italy Rodolfo Fortino 8 Brazil Fernandinho 7
2016 Colombia Portugal Ricardinho 12 Russia Éder Lima 10 Brazil Falcão 10
2021 Lithuania Brazil Ferrão 9 Portugal Pany Varela 8 Kazakhstan Taynan da Silva 6

Golden Glove

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

World Cup Golden Glove
2008 Brazil Brazil Tiago
2012 Thailand Italy Stefano Mammarella
2016 Colombia Argentina Nicolás Sarmiento
2021 Lithuania Argentina Nicolás Sarmiento

Goal of the Tournament

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

Tournament Goal of the Tournament
2008 Brazil Guatemala José Rafael Gonzalez
2012 Thailand Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang
2016 Colombia Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang
2021 Lithuania Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Hiếu

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
1989 Netherlands  United States
1992 Hong Kong  United States
1996 Spain Not awarded
2000 Guatemala
2004 Taiwan
2008 Brazil  Spain
2012 Thailand  Argentina
2016 Colombia  Vietnam
2021 Lithuania  Kazakhstan

FIFA Champions Badge

In 2012, FIFA extended the FIFA Champions Badge to the winners of the competition, where it was first won by Brazil.[2]

Winning coaches

Year Team Coach
1989  Brazil Brazil Gerson Tristão
1992  Brazil Brazil Takão
1996  Brazil Brazil Takão
2000  Spain Spain Javier Lozano
2004  Spain
2008  Brazil Brazil Paulo de Oliveira
2012  Brazil Brazil Marcos Sorato
2016  Argentina Argentina Diego Guistozzi
2021  Portugal Portugal Jorge Braz

See also

Notes

  1. ^
    At the 2021 edition, in accordance with a ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the team from Russia was not permitted to use the Russian name, flag, or anthem; it participated in the World Cup as "the team of the Russian Football Union (RFU)", and used the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee.[3] For the purpose of continuity in this article, the results of the RFU team in 2021 are considered as de facto results of the Russian national team.

References

  1. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Champions Badge honours Real Madrid's impeccable year". FIFA. 20 October 2014. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019. The badge is also worn by the Japanese women’s national team following their triumph at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™, while the most recent edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012 saw the Brazilian national team take the title, along with the first FIFA World Champions Badge to be handed over for that particular competition.
  3. ^ "Чемпионат мира по мини-футболу стартует в Литве" [Futsal World Cup will start in Lithuania]. TASS (in Russian). 12 September 2021.