FIFA Futsal World Cup Winners, Runners-up List: The FIFA Futsal World Cup is the international championship for futsal, the indoor version of association football organized by FIFA.
The world championship tournament is held every four years, on the even year between two football World Cups. The first event was held in 1989, the year FIFA became the world governing body of futsal. It was held in the Netherlands to commemorate the popularity of the game there. Up until the 2016 World Cup, only two countries have taken the Futsal World Cup: Brazil winning five, and Spain winning two. In 2008 Brazil became the first host country to win the Championship beating Spain in a penalty shootout. Brazil also won the 2012 competition, defeating Spain.
The 2012 event included 24 teams, making it the largest group. This edition featured 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 final series.
Winners & Runners Up of FIFA Futsal World Cup
|Year||Host||Winner||Runner-Up||Final Match Score|
|2012||Thailand||Brazil||Spain||Brazil won by 3-2|
|2008||Brazil||Brazil||Spain||Brazil won by 4-3 (Penalties)|
|2004||Chinese Taipei||Spain||Italy||Spain won by 2-1|
|2000||Guatemala||Spain||Brazil||Spain won by 4-3|
|1996||Spain||Brazil||Spain||Brazil won by 6-4|
|1992||Hong Kong||Brazil||United States||Brazil won by 4-1|
|1989||Netherlands||Brazil||Netherlands||Brazil won by 2-1|