Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Brazil reclaims world title from Spain [VIDEO]
October 21st, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[FUTSAL] Brazil won the 6th FIFA Futsal World Cup last weekend, beating two-time defending champ Spain in the final in a penalty-kick tiebreaker after a 2-2 draw. Brazil's title win marked its fourth since the tournament was inaugurated in 1989.

Click HERE for futsal final highlights.

Italy beat Russia, 2-1, to take third-place in the Rio de Janeiro-hosted tournament. The USA was eliminated in the first round, losing all four games and getting outscored, 5-24.

Brazil had opened the scoring when Marquinho's 27th-minute corner kick deflected off the face of Spain's Borja and into the net. Torras equalized two minutes later with a left-foot drive. Vinicius put Brazil back on top by slamming home a rebound from keeper Amado, who had blocked two close-range shots. Alvaro made it 2-2 with a minute left by poking in from a foot out. Brazil won the PKs, 4-3.

FIFA Futsal World Cup History
Brazil 2008

Winner: Brazil.
Runner-up: Spain.
Third: Italy.
Fourth: Russia.

Taiwan 2004
Winner: Spain.
Runner-up: Italy.
Third: Brazil.
Fourth: Argentina.

Guatemala 2000
Winner: Spain.
Runner-up: Brazil.
Third: Portugal.
Fourth: Russia

Spain 1996
Winner: Brazil.
Runnerup: Spain.
Third: Russia.
Fourth: Ukraine

Hong Kong 1992
Winner: Brazil.
Runner-Up: USA.
Third: Spain.
Fourth: Iran.

Netherlands 1989
Winner: Brazil.
Runner-Up: Netherlands.
Third: USA.
Fourth: Belgium.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Japan takeaways: Americans peak at right time    
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA ...
NASL Weekend: Ottawa's record shutout streak reaches 616 minutes    
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC ...
USL Weekend: Switchbacks make it six in a row    
Miguel Gonzalez scored two second-half goals to lead the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to a 2-0 win ...
What They're Saying: Norio Sasaki    
"My players have given their all in every match, and overall they've had a great tournament ...
NWSL Weekend: Reign pulls even with Red Stars    
The Seattle Reign's 1-1 tie at the Western New York Flash was enough to earn it ...
Video Pick: Gonzalo Higuain strike another awful PK    
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain had a pretty good season for his club Napoli with 18 goals for ...
Video Pick: Fred still can't find much luck    
Everyone remembers Fred as one of the scapegoats for Brazil's World Cup debacle last summer. As ...
USA-Japan Women's World Cup Player Ratings     
The USA beat Japan, 5-2, in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, which featured the most ...
USA's 15ers, World Champions!    
The USA won its third Women's World Cup title with a 5-2 win over Japan before ...
ICYMI | MLS: Galaxy romps, Ishizaki then says good-bye    
Robbie Keane hit a hat trick as the LA Galaxy clobbered Toronto FC, 4-0, on Fourth ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives