2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup final tournament: Colombia

Colombia will staged the eighth FIFA Futsal World Cup from 10 September to 1 October 2016 with seven European teams among the 24 teams.

Brazil retained the World Cup in 2012
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Colombia staged the eighth FIFA Futsal World Cup from 10 September to 1 October 2016, won for the first time by Argentina.

As for the 2012 finals, the first with 24 teams, seven European sides qualified, including debutants Azerbaijan. Spain lost the 2012 final to Brazil and Italy beat Colombia for third place.

How the groups finished
Group A:
 Portugal 7pts, Colombia (hosts) 5, Uzbekistan 3, Panama 1
Group B: Russia 9, Thailand 6, Egypt* 3, Cuba 0
Group C: Italy 9, Paraguay 6, Vietnam* 3, Guatemala 0
Group D: Brazil (holders), 9, Ukraine 6, Australia 3, Mozambique 0
Group E: Argentina 7, Kazakhstan 6, Costa Rica* 4, Solomon Islands 0
Group F: Spain 9, Azerbaijan 4, Iran* 4, Morocco 0

  • Group stage results
  • The top two in each group plus the four best third-placed teams (*) progressed to the knockout phase.
  • How the knockout phase went
Russia celebrate beating Spain in the quarter-finals
Russia celebrate beating Spain in the quarter-finals©Getty Images

Round of 16:
Russia 7-0 Vietnam, Medellin
Colombia 0-0 (2-3pens) Paraguay, Cali
Brazil 4-4 (2-3pens) Iran, Bucaramanga
Spain 5-2 Kazakhstan, Medellin
Portugal 4-0 Costa Rica, Cali
Argentina 1-0 (aet) Ukraine, Bucaramanga
Thailand 8-13 (aet) Azerbaijan, Medellin
Italy 3-4 (aet) v Egypt, Cali

Quarter-finals:
Paraguay 3-4 (aet) Iran, Bucaramanga
Russia 6-2 Spain, Cali
Argentina 5-0 Egypt, Medellin
Portugal 3-2 Azerbaijan, Cali

Ricardinho's EURO stunner
Ricardinho's EURO stunner

Semi-finals:
Iran 3-4 Russia, Medellin
Argentina 5-2 Portugal, Cali

Third-place play-off:
Iran 2-2 (4-3pens) Portugal, Cali

Final:
Russia 4-5 Argentina, Cali

  • World Cup roll of honour

2016: Argentina 5-4 Russia (Colombia)
2012: Brazil 3-2 aet Spain (Thailand)
2008: Brazil 2-2, 4-3 pens Spain (Brazil)
2004: Spain 2-1 Italy (Chinese Taipei)
2000: Spain 4-3 Brazil (Guatemala)
1996: Brazil 6-4 Spain (Spain)
1992: Brazil 4-1 United States (Hong Kong)
1989: Brazil 2-1 Netherlands (Netherlands)

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