Since 1930 when the sport of futsal was created, there have been many organizations that have practiced this beautiful game. There are many debates over who is the rightful heir to the sport, but one thing is for certain we all love this game.
We invite the world to participate in a new calendar of events from our new partners and affiliations.
Renaissance in 2015
During the year 2015, after a decade of inactivity, the FIFUSA resumed life and presented itself as the International Federation of Microfutsal » 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 (playing in teams of three, four and five players). It organizes the European competitions with the European futsal Union (UEFS).
In 2017, the AMF excluded UEFS from its membership which offered FIFUSA a partner in Europe to revive the original association. Thus, the two entities Co-organize the 6th World Championship of Futsal clubs in early November.
To read more about the revival of FIFUSA visit the link FIFUSA 1971
Following the creation of the world Futsal Association, three continental confederations are members of the FIFUSA in February 2018: European futsal Union (UEFS), Asian futsal Association (KAFUSA) and the Latin American Futsal Union (ULAFS).
In April 2018 the North American Futsal Federation was appointed by FIFUSA as the new Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
The world championship tournament was held every three years until 2003, and now is played every four years. The first event was held in 1982 in Brazil. The South American teams have won most of the championships, with Colombia and Paraguay as the most successful teams with 3 titles each.
Below is a list of international events that FIFUSA accomplished throughout the world since 1982 which gives ample proof of the impetus of FIFUSA. In 2018 the United States will host two international FIFUSA events to re-introduce FIFUSA to the world.
The first World Cup was played futsal in Brazil in 1982 in the City of São Paulo, Brazil between May 30 and June 6. All matches were played at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium.
The contest was won by Brazil after winning the final to Paraguay 1: 0 on June 6 in San Pablo. Road to the canarinha consecration beat Colombia 4-1 (semifinals), Argentina 5-0, 14-0 Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia 4-1 and Uruguay 5-1 (all in group stage).
Vice champion was Paraguay, while Uruguay took the third place after beating Colombia in Criminal 2-1.