WMF World Cup
Founded2015
RegionInternational (World Minifootball Federation)
Number of teams32
Current champions Mexico (2019)
Most successful team(s) United States , Mexico and  Czech Republic (1 title)
Television broadcastersESPN3
WMF (YouTube live streaming)
Websitewww.minifootball.com
2021 WMF World Cup

The WMF World Cup is an international indoor soccer competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of World Minifootball Federation (WMF).

History

The first Indoor Soccer World Championship was organized in 1997 in Mexico City, under the auspices of the Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA). Twelve national teams participated in that tournament, with Mexico winning the final against the United States.[1]

In February 2012, the Federación Internacional de Fútbol Rápido hosted the first-ever FIFRA Club Championship in Monterrey, Mexico. The 4-team tournament was won by the San Diego Sockers, who defeated the Monterrey Flash 5–3 in the final.[2]

It was announced in November 2013 that the first edition of the tournament would be held in the United States in March 2015.[3]

WMF awarded the second edition in 2017 of the competition to the Tunisia Minifootball Federation. The tournament was held from 6 to 15 October 2017.

Results

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place Number of teams
2015
Details
 United States  United States 5–3  Mexico Brazil  and  Romania 12
2017
Details
 Tunisia Czech Republic  3–0  Mexico Senegal  5–0  Spain 24
2019
Details
 Australia Mexico  4–0  Brazil Romania  0–0
3–1 (pen.)
 Hungary 32
2021
Details
 Ukraine 32

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Mexico (MEX)1203
2 Czech Republic (CZE)1001
 United States (USA)1001
4 Brazil (BRA)0112
5 Romania (ROU)0022
6 Senegal (SEN)0011
Totals (6 nations)33410

Participating nations

Teams United States
2015
Tunisia
2017
Australia
2019
Ukraine
2021
Years
 Afghanistan 23rd 1
 Argentina 21st 30th 2
 Australia 7th 6th 2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12th 1
 Brazil 3rd 13th 2nd 3
 Canada 6th 1
 Chile 16th 19th 2
 Colombia 14th 1
 Costa Rica 26 1
 Czech Republic 5th 1st 5th 3
 El Salvador 7th 1
 England 25th 1
 France 8th 1
 Germany 8th 1
 Ghana 9th 1
 Guatemala 23rd 13th 2
 Hungary 6th 4th 2
 India 12th 24th 27th 3
 Iraq 20th 18th 2
 Ivory Coast 17th 1
 Japan 24th 1
 Kazakhstan 11th 11th 2
 Lebanon 19th 17th 2
 Libya 14th 1
 Mexico 2nd 2nd 1st 3
 Moldova 10th 1
 Nigeria 31st 1
 Portugal 18th 28th 2
 Romania 3rd 9th 3rd 3
 Russia 9th 10th 2
 Saudi Arabia 16th 1
 Senegal 3rd 1
 Serbia 10th 12th 2
 Singapore 32 1
 Slovakia 7th 1
 Somalia 22nd 29th 2
 South Africa 21st 1
 Spain 4th 1
  Switzerland 22nd 1
 Thailand 20th 1
 Tunisia 5th 15th 2
 Ukraine 8th Q 2
 United States 1st 15th 11th 3

References

  1. ^ "1er CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DE FÚTBOL RÁPIDO". Mundial de Futbol Rápido. November 1997.
  2. ^ "Indoor Soccer History". Indoor Soccer News. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ "First World Cup of Indoor Soccer". Ontario Fury. Retrieved 12 November 2013.