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2016 FISU World University Championships Futsal

Brazil, Goiana
10 Jul 2016 - 10 Jul 2016

Brazil claims Men’s and Women’s Gold at 15th FISU WUC Futsal

On Sunday 10 July, the 15th edition of the World University Futsal Championship in Goiás, Brazil came to an end seeing both the Brazilian men’s and women’s teams winning the gold and raising the championship’s trophies for the fifth time. For nine days, the Brazilian state of Goiás hosted more than 430 athletes and members of 22 delegations from 16 countries. In all, 55 matches were played at the Gym ‘Valerio Luiz’ in Goiânia and the International Gym ‘Newton de Faria’, in Anapolis, with 407 goals scored.

After a balanced game and with strong offensive play from both sides, the Brazilian men’s team grabbed its fifth WUC Futsal title on Sunday afternoon (10/7). The narrow 2-1 victory against Russia was a sweet revenge, since the previous edition in 2014, the Brazilian team lost the title to Russia, in Malaga, Spain. The Czech men’s team ended in 3rd place at the WUC Futsal 2016. The team faced France and beat ‘Les Bleus’ with 11-3.

The Brazilian women’s team also beat its Russian counterpart to grab the 5th title at a FISU World University Futsal Championship. The match ended in a 1-0, with a goal from the top scorer and number 9 of Brazil, Renatinha. The score fully reflects the high level game. Amandinha, the Brazilian number 10, considered the world’s best female futsal player for two consecutive years, was key to the victory. Portugal faced Canada in the bronze medal game and won the match with tactical strength. The Portuguese scored only one goal in the first half of the match, but were more effective in the second halve and closed the score with 6-0 claiming the women’s bronze.