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Futebol Salao Pan2007.jpg
International futsal match between Argentina and Brazil in 2007
Highest governing bodyFIFA, AMF
Team members5 per side
EquipmentFutsal ball
VenueFutsal field/court
OlympicNo (Youth Olympics 2018)

Futsal is an association football game played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It has similarities to five-a-side football.[2]

Invented in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930 --in the midst of the fervor left by 1st FIFA World Cup-- by the gym teacher Juan Carlos Ceriani, Futsal rapidly reached worldwide popularity.

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 soccer, the game is played on a hard court surface marked by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is played with a smaller, harder, low-bounce ball than soccer.[3] The surface, ball and rules together favour ball control and passing in small spaces.[4] The game's emphasis is "on improvisation, creativity and technique."[5]


Futsal comes from Spanish fútbol sala or fútbol de salón and from Portuguese futebol de salão and may be translated as "indoor football". During the sport's 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.



"Futsal" started in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani, a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs.[] This new sport was originally developed for playing on basketball courts[6] and a rule book was published in September 1933.[] Association football (soccer) 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 that could be played indoor or outdoor but that was similar to football.

Ceriani, writing the rule book, took as examples the principles of association football (the possibility to touch the ball with every part of the body except for the hands), and he took rules from other sports too: from basketball the number of team players (five) and the game duration (40 actual minutes); from water polo the rules about the goalkeeper; from team handball for the field and goal sizes.

The YMCA spread the game immediately throughout South America. It was easily played by everyone, everywhere, and in any weather condition, without any difficulty, helping players to stay in shape all year round. These reasons convinced João Lotufo, a Brazilian, to bring this 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 Fuitsal in 1956, then adopted also at the international level.

In 1965, the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol de Salón [pt] (South American Futsal Confederation) was formed, consisting of Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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

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.[7]

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.[8]


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 what may be changed to suit local competitions and leagues.[9]

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.)

Summary of rules

Length of the field[10]
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.[11]
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).[12]
The ideal futsal ball should weight 390-490 grams.[13]
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, tripping, charging, jumping, pushing, striking, tackling, 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.
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 when 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.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

The field

A futsal field

The field 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).[19] The ceiling must be at least 4 m (13 ft) high.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23] 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.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27] 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.[28]

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.[20]

Lack of offside rule

Unlike football, there is no offside rule in futsal. Attackers can get much closer to the goal than they can in the traditional outdoor version of football.


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. 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.[29] 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.[30]

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.[30]

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.[30]

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 behaviour, 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.[31] 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 goalscoring opportunity by committing an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick and using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures.[31] A player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field.[]

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.[]

World ranking


There is currently no official futsal ranking.
As of 9 April 2021, the top 25 teams according to one Elo-based ranking system are:[32]

# Team Points
1  Spain 1,813
2  Brazil 1,803
3  Argentina 1,698
4  Russia 1,654
5  Portugal 1,622
6  Iran 1,609
7  Kazakhstan 1,581
8  Croatia 1,499
9  Italy 1,492
10  Paraguay 1,483
11  Colombia 1,444
12  Azerbaijan 1,415
13  Ukraine 1,410
14  Czech Republic 1,392
15  Japan 1,368
16  Serbia 1,358
17  Slovenia 1,327
18  Thailand 1,325
19  Morocco 1,297
20  Belarus 1,272
21  Finland 1,271
22  Egypt 1,263
23  Venezuela 1,262
24  France 1,248
25  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,238

Calculate function


  • POld: team's point before the match
  • n : the importance coefficient
    • 60 for World Cup finals;
    • 50 for continental championship finals and major intercontinental tournaments;
    • 40 for World Cup and continental qualifiers and major tournaments;
    • 30 for all other tournaments;
    • 20 for friendly matches.
  • r: Result of the match
    • 1 for a winning.
    • 0.5 for a drawing.
    • 0 for a losing.
  • re : the expected result of the match:
where dR is the difference between two teams' ratings before the game.


As of 11 March 2020, according to a ranking based partly on the ELO system, the top 10 teams are:[33]

# Team Points
1  Brazil 6,068
2  Spain 5,909
3  Portugal 5,817
4  Russia 5,700
5  Italy 5,599
6  Colombia 5,552
7  Argentina 5,529
8  Iran 5,526
9  Ukraine 5,508
10  Japan 5,443


National team competitions



Club competitions

Discontinued competitions

FIFA competitions



Competition Year City Country Winner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 4th
FIFA Futsal World Cup 1989 Rotterdam  Netherlands  Brazil  Netherlands  United States  Belgium
1992 Hong Kong  Hong Kong  Brazil  United States  Spain  Iran
1996 Barcelona  Spain  Brazil  Spain  Russia  Ukraine
2000 Guatemala City  Guatemala  Spain  Brazil  Portugal  Russia
2004 Taipei City  Chinese Taipei  Spain  Italy  Brazil  Argentina
2008 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  Brazil  Spain  Italy  Russia
2012 Bangkok  Thailand  Brazil  Spain  Italy  Colombia
2016 Cali  Colombia  Argentina  Russia  Iran  Portugal
2021 Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaip?da  Lithuania
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 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

Continental (major)

Continental Year Country Winner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 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
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  Chinese Taipei  Iran  Japan  Uzbekistan  Iraq
2020 Kuwait Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic [42]
2022  Kuwait
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
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
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
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

World University Futsal Championship



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

China International Futsal Tournament

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Story

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

Hangzhou International Futsal Tournament Story

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

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal

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.


  • Intercontinental Futsal Cup
  • UEFA Futsal Champions League
  • Copa Libertadores de Futsal
  • AFC Futsal Club Championship
  • AFF Futsal Club Championship
  • CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship

Discontinued tournaments

  • Pan American Games
  • Lusophony Games




FIFUSA/AMF competitions

Men's national teams


Continental (major)

Continental Year Host Winner Gold medal icon.svg Runner-up Silver medal icon.svg 3rd Bronze medal icon.svg 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  Belarus  Belgium  Catalonia  Russia
2016  Russia  Russia  Italy  Czech Republic &  Kazakhstan


 Belgium  Czech Republic  Russia &  Latvia
South American
Futsal Championship
1965  Paraguay  Paraguay  Uruguay  Brazil  Argentina
1969  Paraguay  Brazil  Paraguay  Argentina  Uruguay
1971  Brazil  Brazil  Uruguay  Paraguay  Peru
1973  Uruguay  Brazil  Uruguay  Paraguay  Argentina
1975  Argentina  Brazil  Uruguay  Paraguay  Argentina
1976  Uruguay  Brazil  Paraguay  Uruguay  Argentina
1977  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Colombia  Uruguay
1979  Colombia  Brazil  Uruguay  Argentina  Bolivia
1983  Uruguay  Brazil  Paraguay  Uruguay  Argentina
1986  Argentina  Brazil  Paraguay  Argentina  Uruguay
1989  Brazil  Brazil  Paraguay  Uruguay  Bolivia

Women's national teams



See also


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