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Brazil reclaims world title from Spain [VIDEO]
October 21st, 2008 7AM

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[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.



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