Futsal

In terms of FISU competitions, Futsal today is among those sports that draw the biggest number of teams and have a very high technical level. From 2010 onwards both the men’s and women’s tournaments are hosted at the same time.

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2018

Almaty (KAZ)

19/08-26/08

2012

Braga (POR)

2016

Goiania (BRA)

2014

Málaga (ESP)

Futsal

FISU Regulations

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The History of Futsal in FISU

In terms of FISU competitions, futsal today is among those sports that draw the biggest number of teams and have a very high technical level. It was not always the case. During the first edition of the World University Futsal Championship (WUC) in Sao Paulo in 1984, "football en salle" or "football à cinq", as it was called then, was considered a difficult sport because of its particular structure, international situation and also the lack of unification in its regulations. Despite these problems, the Sao Paulo WUC was of great importance for the image of FISU, which was greatly enhanced. Our federation was seen as a pioneer in the establishment of  new sports traditions. FISU and the Brazilian University Sports Association, CBDU, made large progress in terms of overcoming the problems in unifying the regulations between FIFA and FIFUSA. Another benefit of this championship was the promotion of university sports in Latin America, thanks to the participation of Brazil, as well as of Bolivia and Uruguay. Since that time, 11 other editions of this WUC have been organised; all of them had splendid success. It is true that futsal is a sport that is very practiced in universities. Most countries in the World University Futsal Championship present their best players, who also play a big role in their national team. On the occasion of championship in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2010, a women’s tournament was integrated into the championship, which hosted 72 players.

 Statistics*

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of

Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

1984

BRA

Sao Paulo

8

85

0

85

44

129

2

1990

ITA

Parma

8

83

0

83

26

109

3

1992

ESP

Málaga

10

104

0

104

40

144

4

1994

CYP

Nicosia

15

161

0

161

65

226

5

1996

FIN

Jyvaskyla

16

185

0

185

77

262

6

1998

POR

Braga

14

161

0

161

53

214

7

2000

BRA

Joao Passoa

11

126

0

126

69

195

8

2002

HUN

Nyiregyhaza

12

134

0

134

55

189

9

2004

ESP

Palma

16

186

0

186

59

245

10

2006

POL

Poznan

16

182

0

182

78

260

11

2008

SLO

Koper

16

182

0

182

70

252

12

2010*

SRB

Novi Sad

16

187

72

259

99

358

13

2012

POR

Braga

14

165

59

224

97

321

14

2014

ESP

Málaga

19

203

104

307

120

427

15

2016

BRA

Goiania

 16 154 128 282 85 367

16

2018

KAZ

Almaty

           

 

Edition

Year

Country

City

N¨of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

2008

BRA

Vitoria

9

0

 102

102

44

146

 

*From 2010 onwards, the WUC has been organised for Men and Women at the same event.