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Futsal Finalissima
Futsal Finalissima logo.png
Organising bodiesCONMEBOL
UEFA
Founded2022; 1 year ago (2022)
RegionSouth America
Europe
Number of teams4
Current champions Portugal
Most successful team(s) Portugal
(1 title)
2022 Futsal Finalissima

The Futsal Finalissima[1][2] (Spanish: Finalissima de Futsal) is a quadrennial futsal competition organised by CONMEBOL and UEFA. The tournament is contested by the top two teams of the South American and European futsal championships for men's national teams, the Copa América de Futsal and UEFA Futsal Championship, respectively. The competition was launched in 2022 as part of a renewed partnership between CONMEBOL and UEFA.

History

On 12 February 2020, UEFA and CONMEBOL signed a renewed memorandum of understanding meant to enhance cooperation between the two organisations. As part of the agreement, a joint UEFA–CONMEBOL committee examined the possibility of staging European–South American intercontinental matches, for both men's and women's football and across various age groups.[3] On 15 December 2021, UEFA and CONMEBOL again signed a renewed memorandum of understanding lasting until 2028, which included specific provisions on opening a joint office in London and the potential organisation of various football events.[4]

On 2 June 2022, the day after staging the 2022 Finalissima, CONMEBOL and UEFA announced a series of new events between teams from the two confederations. This included a tournament between the winners of South America's Copa América de Futsal and the winners of Europe's UEFA Futsal Championship. The first edition took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between 15 and 18 September 2022.[5]

Results

Year Host Final Third place match
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2022  Argentina
Portugal
1–1 (4–2 p)
Spain

Paraguay
3–2
Argentina

Performances

By nation

Results by nation
Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Portugal 1 (2022)
 Spain 1 (2022)
 Paraguay 1 (2022)
 Argentina 1 (2022)

By confederation

Results by confederation
Confederation Winners Runners-up
CONMEBOL 0 0
UEFA 1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ "What is futsal? A beginner's guide". UEFA. 29 June 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Proceso de Acreditación de Medios Finalissima de Futsal 2022" [2022 Futsal Finalissima Media Accreditation Process] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  3. ^ "UEFA and CONMEBOL renew Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  4. ^ "UEFA and CONMEBOL renew and extend Memorandum of Understanding". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  5. ^ "UEFA and CONMEBOL launch new intercontinental events". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 June 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.