International futsal match between Argentina and Brazil in 2007
Highest governing bodyFIFA and AMF
First played1930, Montevideo, Uruguay
Team members5 per side
EquipmentFutsal ball
VenueFutsal court
OlympicNo (except the Youth Olympics since 2018)
This picture is showing an indoor competition in Guatemala City.
An indoor futsal competition

Futsal is a football-based game played on a hardcourt like a basketball court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It has similarities to five-a-side football and indoor football.[1]

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, it is played on a hard court surface marked by lines; walls or boards are not used. It is played with a smaller, harder, lower-bounce ball than association football.[2] The surface, ball and rules favour ball control and passing in small spaces.[3][4]

The game emphasizes control, improvisation, creativity and technique.[5]


Futsal comes from the Portuguese futebol de salão and from the Spanish fútbol sala or fútbol de salón (all translatable as "indoor football"). During its second world championships held in Madrid in 1985, the Spanish name fútbol sala was used. The World Futsal Association registered the name futsal in 1985, following a dispute with FIFA over the name fútbol. Since then, futsal has become the officially and internationally accepted name, and FIFA has also started using the term.



Futsal started in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani, a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor football for YMCAs.[6]

Originally developed for basketball courts,[7] a rule book for the new sport was published in September 1933. Association 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 similar to football that could be played indoors or outdoors.

While writing the rule book, Ceriani combined the principles of association football—where the ball may be touched with every part of the body except the hands or upper part of the arms—with rules from other sports: from basketball, the number of players (five per team) and the game's duration (40 active minutes); from water polo, the goalkeeping rules; and from team handball, the field and goal sizes.

The YMCA spread the game quickly throughout South America. It was easily played by everyone, everywhere, and in any weather condition, helping players of other sports stay in shape all year round. These reasons convinced João Lotufo, a Brazilian, to bring the game to his country and adapt it to the needs of physical education.

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. Luiz de Oliveira wrote the Book of Rules of Futsal in 1956, then adopted also at the international level.

In 1965, the Confederación Sudamericana de Futsal (South American Futsal Confederation) was created, consisting of Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina.

Shortly after, a tournament was organized. It attracted some interest in South American media, which regularly began to follow futsal. In particular, it was the Brazilian 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".[8]

The most attended futsal match in history was played on 7 September 2014 on Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brazil's capital Brasilia between Brazil and Argentina in front of 56,483 spectators.[9]

Futsal today

Today, futsal is a very popular global sport, with one source estimating 12 million players across the world.[10] Due to its easy setup, enhanced accessibility, and lower physical requirements, futsal has become an essential resource for coaches aiming to develop players.[11]

Governing bodies

The two most important governing bodies of futsal are the 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.

The International Futsal Alliance (IFA) is a partnership of countries formed to offer high quality futsal tournaments throughout the world. It sees itself as ancillary rather than competing with FIFA. Its membership spans countries from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Several tournaments have been organized under the auspices of IFA, including a world cup for men held in 2019 and one for women held in 2017.[12]

Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-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 (CAFUSA) Confederation of African Football (CAF)
North America, Central America and Caribbean Confederation of North, Central American and the Caribbean Futsal (CONCACFUTSAL) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
South America Confederación Sudamericana de Futsal (CSFS)

Confederación Sudamericana de Futsal (CPFS/PANAFUTSAL)

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


See also: Comparison of association football and futsal

There are currently two governing bodies: Asociación Mundial de Fútsal (AMF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which 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 which may be changed to suit local competitions and leagues.[13]

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). These rules are subjective and differ from tournament to tournament.

Summary of rules

Length of the field[14]
minimum 25 m × 16 m (82 ft × 52 ft), maximum 42 m × 25 m (138 ft × 82 ft).
Ages 13 and up: Size 4, circumference 62–64 cm (24–25 in), weight between 400–440 g (14–16 oz) at the start of the game.
Ages 9–13: Size 3, circumference 56–59 cm (22–23 in), weight between 350–380 g (12–13 oz) at the start of the game.[15]
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).[16]
The ideal futsal ball should weigh 390–490 grams.[17]
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 leagues and tournaments use 25 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.
All direct free kicks count as accumulated fouls. A direct free kick is awarded for kicking, jumping, pushing, striking,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. All accumulated fouls after the warning result in a direct kick from the second penalty mark.
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.
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.
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 went 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.
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.

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.[18] If a team has or is reduced to fewer than three players remaining, the match is abandoned and counted as a loss for the team with the lack of players.[19]

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.[20]

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.[21] 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.[22]

The court

A futsal court

The futsal court 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 courts 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).[23] The ceiling must be at least 4 m (13 ft) high.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26] 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.[27] 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.[28]

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.[29]

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.[30]

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.[31] 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.[32]

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.[24]

Lack of offside rule

Unlike association football, there is no offside in futsal. Under the Futsal Laws of the Game, Law 11 references offside as it does in association football, but only says that there is no offside in futsal.[33]


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. After five accumulated fouls in a half, the sixth accumulated foul and beyond result in a direct kick from the penalty mark where members of both teams may not make a wall prior to the kick.

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.[34] 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.[35]

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.[35]

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.[35]

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 behavior, 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.[36] 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 goal scoring opportunity by committing an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick and using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures.[36] A player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

FIFA Futsal World Ranking


There is the top 30 teams according to FIFA Futsal Men's World Ranking are:[37]

# Team Points
1  Brazil 1568.41
2  Portugal 1527.61
3  Spain 1514.42
4  Iran 1469.33
5  Argentina 1439.74
6  Morocco 1430.55
7  Russia 1425.36
8  Kazakhstan 1422.28
9  Thailand 1316.27
10  France 1291.70
11  Uzbekistan 1288.96
12  Ukraine 1271.49
13  Paraguay 1261.25
14  Georgia 1252.79
15  Japan 1248.99
16  Croatia 1242.56
17  Finland 1239.97
18  Italy 1216.11
19  New Zealand 1204.35
20  Serbia 1189.25
21  Venezuela 1188.55
22  Poland 1184.19
23  Czech Republic 1178.33
24  Slovenia 1167.72
25  Romania 1158.51
26  Colombia 1155.20
27  Uruguay 1144.01
28  Indonesia 1142.84
29  Azerbaijan 1139.38
30  Afghanistan 1138.02


There is the top 20 teams according to FIFA Futsal Women's World Ranking are:[38]

# Team Points
1  Brazil 1364.75
2  Spain 1302.33
3  Portugal 1266.33
4  Argentina 1202.84
5  Colombia 1168.69
6  Thailand 1163.97
7  Russia 1152.29
8  Iran 1146.96
9  Japan 1139.54
10  Italy 1122.66
11  Paraguay 1107.24
12  Ukraine 1106.29
13  Vietnam 1096.34
14  Indonesia 1057.12
15  Netherlands 1045.34
16  Uruguay 1044.61
17  Poland 1043.44
18  Finland 1040.75
19  Venezuela 1038.73
20  Costa Rica 1038.26


See also: List of futsal competitions

National team competitions


Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-affiliated Other competitions
World AMF Futsal World Cup FIFA Futsal World Cup
Asia AFC Futsal Asian Cup
Africa Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
North America, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Futsal Championship
  • Central American Games
South America Copa América de Futsal
Oceania Oceanian Futsal Championship
Europe UEFS Futsal Men's Championship UEFA Futsal Championship


Region AMF-affiliated FIFA-affiliated Other 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
North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America Copa América Femenina de Futsal
Europe UEFS Futsal Women's Championship UEFA Women's Futsal Championship

Club competitions

Region AMF-affiliated men's competitions AMF-affiliated women's competitions FIFA-affiliated men's competitions FIFA-affiliated women's competitions Other competitions
World AMF Club World Cup[39][40] 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
AFF Futsal Cup
North America, Central America and Caribbean CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship TSC Futsal League[41]
Oceania OFC Futsal Champions League
Europe UEFA Futsal Champions League

Discontinued competitions

FIFA competitions



Competition[47] Year City Country Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
FIFA Futsal World Cup 1989[48] Rotterdam  Netherlands  Brazil  Netherlands  United States  Belgium
1992[49] Hong Kong  Hong Kong  Brazil  United States  Spain  Iran
1996[50] Barcelona  Spain  Brazil  Spain  Russia  Ukraine
2000[51] Guatemala City  Guatemala  Spain  Brazil  Portugal  Russia
2004[52] Taipei City  Taiwan  Spain  Italy  Brazil  Argentina
2008[53] Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  Brazil  Spain  Italy  Russia
2012[54] Bangkok  Thailand  Brazil  Spain  Italy  Colombia
2016[55] Cali  Colombia  Argentina  Russia  Iran  Portugal
2021[56] Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipėda  Lithuania  Portugal  Argentina  Brazil  Kazakhstan
2024 Tashkent, and TBD  Uzbekistan
Futsal Confederations Cup 2009 Tripoli  Libya  Iran  Uruguay  Libya  Guatemala
2013 Caxias do Sul  Brazil  Brazil  Colombia  Chile  Croatia
2014 Kuwait City  Kuwait  Argentina  Czech Republic  Brazil  Italy
Mediterranean Futsal Cup 2010[57] Tripoli  Libya  Croatia  Libya  Slovenia  France
Futsal Mundialito 1994 Milan  Italy  Italy  Croatia  Spain  Hungary
1995 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  Brazil  Italy  Spain  United States
1996 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Argentina  United States
1998 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  United States  Italy
2001 Joinville  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Portugal  Czech Republic
2002 Reggio Calabria  Italy  Brazil  Italy  Russia  Argentina
2006 Algarve  Portugal  Portugal  Croatia  Angola  Mozambique
2007 Algarve  Portugal  Portugal  Slovakia  Hungary  Croatia
2008 Algarve  Portugal  Portugal  Hungary  Angola  Libya
Grand Prix de Futsal 2005 Brusque, Santa Catarina  Brazil  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Uruguay
2006 Caxias do Sul  Brazil  Brazil  Italy  Croatia  Argentina
2007 Joinville, Lages, and Jaraguá do Sul  Brazil  Brazil  Iran  Argentina  Hungary
2008 Fortaleza  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Ukraine  Paraguay
2009 Anápolis and Goiânia  Brazil  Brazil  Iran  Romania  Czech Republic
2010 Anápolis  Brazil  Spain  Brazil  Paraguay  Iran
2011 Manaus  Brazil  Brazil  Russia  Argentina  Iran
2013 Maringá  Brazil  Brazil  Russia  Iran  Paraguay
2014 São Bernardo  Brazil  Brazil  Colombia  Iran  Guatemala
2015 Uberaba  Brazil  Brazil  Iran  Colombia  Paraguay
2018 Brusque, Santa Catarina  Brazil  Brazil  Czech Republic  Uruguay  Costa Rica
Arab Futsal Championship 1998 Cairo  Egypt  Egypt  Morocco  Libya  Palestine
2005 Cairo  Egypt  Egypt  Morocco  Lebanon  Libya
2007 Tripoli  Libya  Libya  Egypt  Lebanon  Morocco
2008 Port Said  Egypt  Libya  Egypt  Jordan  Lebanon
2021 6th of October(city)  Egypt  Morocco  Egypt No third place match played
2022 Dammam  Saudi Arabia  Morocco  Iraq No third place match played
2023 Jeddah  Saudi Arabia  Morocco  Kuwait No third place match played

Continental (major)

Continental Year Country Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
Africa (CAF) 1996  Egypt  Egypt  Ghana  Zimbabwe  Somalia
2000  Egypt  Egypt  Morocco  Libya  South Africa
2004 Home & away  Egypt  Mozambique  Morocco  Guinea-Bissau
2008  Libya  Libya  Egypt  Morocco  Mozambique
2016  South Africa  Morocco  Egypt  Mozambique  Zambia
2020  Morocco  Morocco  Egypt  Angola  Libya
2024  Morocco  Morocco  Angola  Libya  Egypt
Asia (AFC) 1999  Malaysia  Iran  South Korea  Kazakhstan  Japan
2000  Thailand  Iran  Kazakhstan  Thailand  Japan
2001  Iran  Iran  Uzbekistan  South Korea  Japan
2002  Indonesia  Iran  Japan  Thailand  South Korea
2003  Iran  Iran  Japan  Thailand  Kuwait
2004  Macau  Iran  Japan  Thailand  Uzbekistan
2005  Vietnam  Iran  Japan  Uzbekistan &  Kyrgyzstan
2006  Uzbekistan  Japan  Uzbekistan  Iran  Kyrgyzstan
2007  Japan  Iran  Japan  Uzbekistan  Kyrgyzstan
2008  Thailand  Iran  Thailand  Japan  China
2010  Uzbekistan  Iran  Uzbekistan  Japan  China
2012  United Arab Emirates  Japan  Thailand  Iran  Australia
2014  Vietnam  Japan  Iran  Uzbekistan  Kuwait
2016  Uzbekistan  Iran  Uzbekistan  Thailand  Vietnam
2018  Taiwan  Iran  Japan  Uzbekistan  Iraq
2020 Kuwait Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic [58]
2022  Kuwait  Japan  Iran  Uzbekistan  Thailand
2024  Thailand  Iran  Thailand  Uzbekistan  Tajikistan
Europe (UEFA) 1996  Spain  Spain  Russia  Belgium  Italy
1999  Spain  Russia  Spain  Italy  Netherlands
2001  Russia  Spain  Ukraine  Russia  Italy
2003  Italy  Italy  Ukraine  Spain &  Czech Republic
2005  Czech Republic  Spain  Russia  Italy  Ukraine
2007  Portugal  Spain  Italy  Russia  Portugal
2010  Hungary  Spain  Portugal  Czech Republic  Azerbaijan
2012  Croatia  Spain  Russia  Italy  Croatia
2014  Belgium  Italy  Russia  Spain  Portugal
2016  Serbia  Spain  Russia  Kazakhstan  Serbia
2018  Slovenia  Portugal  Spain  Russia  Kazakhstan
2022  Netherlands  Portugal  Russia  Spain  Ukraine
North America, Central America and Caribbean
1996  Guatemala  United States  Cuba  Mexico  Guatemala
2000  Costa Rica  Costa Rica  Cuba  United States  Mexico
2004  Costa Rica  United States  Cuba  Costa Rica  Mexico
2008  Guatemala  Guatemala  Cuba  United States  Panama
2012  Guatemala  Costa Rica  Guatemala  Panama  Mexico
2016  Costa Rica  Costa Rica  Panama  Guatemala  Cuba
2021  Guatemala  Costa Rica  United States  Guatemala  Panama
2024  Nicaragua  Panama  Cuba  Guatemala  Costa Rica
Oceania (OFC) 1992  Australia  Australia  Vanuatu  New Zealand
1996 VanuatuVanuatu  Australia  Vanuatu  Fiji  Western Samoa
1999  Vanuatu  Australia  Fiji  Vanuatu  Papua New Guinea
2004  Australia  Australia  New Zealand  Vanuatu  Fiji
2008  Fiji  Solomon Islands  Tahiti  Vanuatu  New Zealand
2009  Fiji  Solomon Islands  Fiji  Vanuatu  New Caledonia
2010  Fiji  Solomon Islands  Fiji  New Zealand  Vanuatu
2011  Fiji  Solomon Islands  Tahiti  New Zealand  Vanuatu
2013  New Zealand  Australia  Malaysia  New Zealand  Tahiti
2014 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia  Malaysia  New Caledonia  New Zealand  Tahiti
2016  Fiji  Solomon Islands  New Zealand  Tahiti  Vanuatu
2019  New Caledonia  Solomon Islands  New Zealand  Tahiti  New Caledonia
2022  Fiji  New Zealand  Solomon Islands  New Caledonia  FFA President's Five
2023  New Zealand  New Zealand  Tahiti  Solomon Islands  Fiji
South America (CONMEBOL) 1992  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Ecuador
1995  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Paraguay
1996  Brazil  Brazil  Uruguay  Argentina  Paraguay
1997  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Uruguay
1998  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Uruguay  Argentina
1999  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Argentina  Uruguay
2000  Brazil  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Bolivia
2003  Paraguay  Argentina  Brazil  Paraguay  Uruguay
2008  Uruguay  Brazil  Uruguay  Argentina  Paraguay
2011  Argentina  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Colombia
2015  Ecuador  Argentina  Paraguay  Brazil  Colombia
2017  Argentina  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Uruguay
2019 Chile Cancelled due to the Chilean protests
2022  Paraguay  Argentina  Paraguay  Brazil  Colombia
2024  Paraguay  Brazil  Argentina  Venezuela  Paraguay

World University Futsal Championships

Main article: World University Futsal Championships

Euro University

5th European Universities Championship 14-19/7/2008 Wroclaw (Poland)[59]

China International Futsal Tournament

  1. 2009[60]
  2. 2010[61]
  3. 2011[62]
  4. 2012[63]
  5. 2013[64]
  6. 2014[65]
  7. 2014[66]
  8. 2015[67]
  9. 2016[68]
  10. 2017[69]
  11. 2018[70]
  12. 2019: (Men and Women)[71]

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Story

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place










New Zealand

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

Hangzhou International Futsal Tournament Story

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place













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

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal

  1. 1997-2001[72]
  2. 2003[73]
  3. 2008: https://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futsal_KL_Dunia_5[74]
Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place

4–3 (a.e.t.)




3–3 (a.e.t.)
7–6 (p)



3–2 (a.e.t.)




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


Discontinued tournaments



Competition Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
Women's Futsal World Tournament 2010  Spain  Brazil  Portugal  Russia &  Spain
2011  Brazil  Brazil  Spain  Portugal  Russia
2012  Portugal  Brazil  Portugal  Spain  Russia
2013  Spain  Brazil  Spain  Russia  Portugal
2014  Costa Rica  Brazil  Portugal  Spain  Costa Rica
2015  Guatemala  Brazil  Russia  Spain  Portugal


Continental Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
Asia (AFC) 2015  Malaysia  Iran  Japan  Thailand  Malaysia
2018  Thailand  Iran  Japan  Thailand  Vietnam
South America (CONMEBOL) 2005  Brazil  Brazil  Ecuador  Argentina  Uruguay
2007  Ecuador  Brazil  Colombia  Venezuela  Uruguay
2009  Brazil  Brazil  Colombia  Venezuela  Peru
2011  Venezuela  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Venezuela
2015  Uruguay  Colombia  Uruguay  Chile  Argentina
2017  Uruguay  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Venezuela

AMF World Cup (Women)

1st Women World Cup[75]


Victory Day Women Cup
  1. 2010[76]
  2. 2011[77]
  3. 2012[78]
  4. 2013[79]
  5. 2014[80]
  6. 2015[81]
  7. 2016[82]
  8. 2017[83]
  9. 2018[84]
  10. 2019[85]
Nowruz Games
  1. 2023[86]

Futsal Week Tournaments

Since 2013 - Ongoing[87]

NSDF (National Sports Development Fund)

Main article: Thailand national futsal team results and fixtures


  1. 2008[88]
  2. 2010 Thailand Five's
  3. 2016 Thailand Five's
  4. 2017 Thailand Five's
  5. 2018 Thailand Five's[89][90]
  6. 2020 SAT (Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT)) International Futsal Championship (Iran B)[91][92][93]
  7. 2021 Continental Futsal Championship[94]
  8. 2022 NSDF Futsal Invitation Championship (Iran U-19)[95][96]
  9. 2022 Continental Futsal Championship[97]
  10. 2023 NSDF Futsal Invitation Championship[98]


  1. 2022[100]



1st DIFA World Deaf Futsal U-21 Championships 2022 in Malaysia (Men and Women).


World Deaf Football Championships[101]

5th World Deaf Futsal Championships November 2023 São Paulo, Brazil (Men and Women).

2nd World Deaf Futsal Championships[102]

The 3rd World Deaf Futsal Championships will be held in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2023.

The 1st World Deaf

The former deaf futsal world champions at a glance:

Year Men's Women's

2007 Ukraine Germany

2011 IR Iran Russia

2015 IR Iran Russia

2019 Spain Brazil[103]

Asia Pacific

3rd Men and 1st Women Asia Pacific Deaf Futsal Championships 15–24 February 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.[104]

4th Men and 2nd Women 2023 in Iran.[105]



World Police Futsal Tournament

14th World Police Futsal Tournament, 3rd +35 and 5th women was held in 2008 in  Belgium.[108][109][110][111]

FIFUSA/AMF competitions

Men's national teams


Competition Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
Futsal Championships
1982  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Colombia  Uruguay
1985  Spain  Brazil  Spain  Paraguay  Argentina
1988  Australia  Paraguay  Brazil  Spain  Portugal
1991  Italy  Portugal  Paraguay  Brazil  Bolivia
1994  Argentina  Argentina  Colombia  Uruguay  Brazil
1997  Mexico  Venezuela  Uruguay  Brazil  Russia
2000  Bolivia  Colombia  Bolivia  Argentina  Russia
AMF World
Futsal Championships
2003  Paraguay  Paraguay  Colombia  Bolivia  Peru
2007  Argentina  Paraguay  Argentina  Colombia  Peru
2011  Colombia  Colombia  Paraguay  Argentina  Russia
2015  Belarus  Colombia  Paraguay  Argentina  Belgium
2019  Argentina  Argentina  Brazil  Paraguay  South Africa
World Games 2013  Colombia  Colombia  Venezuela  Brazil  Argentina

Continental (major)

Continental Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th
UEFS European
Futsal Championship
1989  Spain  Portugal  Spain  Czechoslovakia  Israel
1990  Portugal  Portugal  Czechoslovakia  Spain  England
1992  Portugal  Spain  Russia  Portugal  Israel
1995  Morocco  Slovakia  Morocco  Russia  Czech Republic
1998  Slovakia  Russia  Spain  Slovakia  Belarus
2004  Belarus  Belarus  Czech Republic  Russia  Ukraine
2006 CataloniaCatalonia  Russia  Catalonia  Czech Republic  Belgium
2008  Belgium  Russia  Czech Republic  Belarus  Belgium
2010  Russia  Russia  Belgium  Czech Republic  Belarus
2012  Belarus  Belgium  Czech Republic  Russia  Catalonia
2014  Czech Republic