Top 10 Futsal Teams In The World
Which countries have the best national futsal teams?
Based on ranking for the 2019 and 2020 international futsal seasons, Brazil is the number one ranked team in the world. Their national futsal team is called Canarinho. This team consists of talented players that consistently shock the futsal community. They have been victorious with three straight championships in the past and are considered to be one of the world's strongest teams competing in the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
This team has played in every FIFA Futsal World Cup since it was founded and they have placed in the top three in 3 out of their 7 appearances. They are currently the biggest threat in the game and are seemingly unbeatable.
The Spanish national futsal team has consistently been a powerhouse in worldwide competitions. Simply put, they are one of the best futsal teams in the world. In international meetings with other teams, this team represents the Spanish Football Federation. This team is easily the most successful on the entire continent of Europe with a total of seven victories in the European Futsal Championships (UEFA).
They have also won two FIFA Futsal World Championships in the years 2000 and 2004. Along the way, they have had to beat some of the world's greatest teams such as Italy, Russia, and Portugal and they have been successful in most of their endeavors.
Another dominant team that comes from the continent of South America is the Argentinian national futsal team. This team is overseen by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, a very important and influential governing body for sports located in Buenos Aires. In their team's history, Argentina has both engaged in and qualified for a total of eight FIFA Futsal World Cup tournaments. Of those tournaments, they have ranked fourth overall and won a championship in 2016.
Additionally, they have made multiple appearances in Copa América de Futsal and have been victorious on two occasions. This team is certainly a real threat to its competitors.
The Russian national futsal team is a world-renowned group that has seen great success since their establishment. They are completely controlled and operated by the Russian Football Union, a governing body that looks over many related teams and franchises in the country. Their national futsal team has qualified for a total of seven FIFA Futsal World Cups in the years 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2021, 2016, and 2020.
Additionally, they have qualified for and appeared in UEFA European Futsal Championships every year since the team was formed. They are currently managed by Sergey Skorovich who is expected to continue bringing them great success.
The Portugese national futsal team is a stellar group of athletes that have showed up in worldwide rankings for many years. Currently ranked fifth in the world, this team is constantly participating in the most prestigious competitions that the sport offers. They have qualified for or played in a total of six FIFA Futsal World Cups, but their participation in the UEFA European Futsal Championships has been just as impressive. They have competed in a total of nine championships and were victorious in the 2018 championship that took place in Slovenia.
The Iranian national futsal team is a phenomenal team that has been recognized as the best team on the continent of Asia for several decades. This team has been controlled by the Futsal Commission of the Iranian Football Federation since their formation and representation of the country of Iran. This team has historically been one of the strongest and most consistent in the world.
Though their ranking as the third best team in the world in 2016 has fallen slightly, they are still an undeniable force. They are constantly competing in FIFA Futsal World Cups and have a dozen championship titles from the Asia Futsal Championships.
The Kazakhstan national futsal team is a team that has found its rhythm in recent years. They are controlled and operated by the Kazakhstan Football Federation (KFF), a governing body of futsal in the country that also represents the country in international meetings with other teams, such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and UEFA European Futsal Championships.
They have only qualified for three FIFA Futsal World Cups and two UEFA European Futsal Championships, but that is because they have only recently begun to turn into a real powerhouse team. In coming years, they are expected to place in most worldwide tournaments.
The Italian national futsal team is a talented group of athletes that have consistently been a highly competitive team in Europe and the world. This team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (IFF), the body that represents Italy in all international futsal competitions around the world.
Oddly enough, many of the players on the team historically have not been from Italy, but rather other popular futsal countries like Brazil. This team has qualified for several FIFA Futsal World Cups, but most of their success has come in their eleven UEFA European Futsal Championship appearances, two of which they won.
The Paraguay national futsal team is an outstanding futsal group that has been a dominant force in worldwide competitions for many years. They are governed by the Paraguayan Football Association who represents them in international matches. They have qualified for or played in seven FIFA Futsal World Cups, and they will be going to their fifth in a row in 2021. They are ranked as the South American nation with the third most appearances at the event. They have been very successful in the Copa América de Futsal as well, winning the championship title in all but one of their appearances in history.
The Croatian national futsal team is a renowned and respected team worldwide. When they participate in international futsal competitions, they are representing the Croatian Football Federation (CFF). They have only recently begun to reach international success and they can be considered a threat on the rise.
So far, they have only appeared in two FIFA Futsal World Cups and five UEFA European Futsal Championship tournaments. Their greatest worldwide success was back in 2012 when they went to the semifinals in the UEFA tournament. They also won the Mediterranean Cup Championship in 2010.