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Badge awarded to Futsal world champions Brazil
Two months after their fifth triumph at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, Brazil were presented with the FIFA Futsal World Champions badge during a ceremony today at the Palace of the Governor of Ceará.
Brazilian futsal kings reign supremeFIFA.com
rounds up the action from Thailand 2012, where A Seleção
clinched the world title for a fifth time after overcoming old foes Spain in the final.
Falcao, Neto savour Brazil's glory day
Brazil's goal heroes took time out from their dressing room celebrations to speak to FIFA.com
about their team's fifth world title and the future for A Seleção
Kike: We should be proud
Spain's adidas Silver ball winner Kike reflects on Thailand 2012 after a heart-breaking loss in the final, with the veteran talking frankly about his post-match emotions, La Roja's
contribution to the tournament and futsal's future.
Vote for your goal of the tournamentFIFA.com
has selected ten of the best goals from Thailand 2012. Now it’s your turn to vote for the finest finish at the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
Neto heads list of award winners
Following the final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012, the world governing body honoured the top players and also named the fairest team, with the adidas Golden Ball went to Brazil's Neto.
Thrills aplenty as Brazil are crowned FIFA.com
rounds up the action from a breathtaking final day at Thailand 2012 on which Italy claimed the bronze and Brazil pipped Spain in a dramatic decider.
Brazil retain crown in dramatic final
Neto struck 19 seconds from the end of extra time to secure a 3-2 win over Spain for Brazil and ensure the retention of their FIFA Futsal World Cup crown in a thrilling Bangkok final.
Italy beat Colombia to bag bronze
A double from Rodolfo Fortino and a Sergio Romano screamer have earned Italy a third-place finish at Thailand 2012 thanks to a 3-0 win over Colombia.
Blatter: We'll continue with 24-team format
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was among the speakers at a pre-final press conference at FIFA's Thailand 2012 headquarters, with the current competition and the development of futsal just a couple of the topics discussed.
An expert view on the state of futsal
Prior to the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 final between Spain and Brazil, Argentinian coach and FIFA TSG member Vicente De Luise gave his views on the tournament so far to FIFA.com
One final, two coaches, five questions
Venancio Lopez and Marcos Sorato, the respective coaches of Spain and Brazil, face the same five questions from FIFA.com
ahead of Sunday's final.
Shortlist revealed for adidas Golden Ball
The shortlist for the player of the tournament award was among several areas up for discussion at a meeting of the FIFA Futsal Committee, with referees, doping, women's futsal and prospective 2016 hosts also on the agenda.
Juanjo: We're out to set the record straight
Having stepped out of the shadow of iconic predecessor Luis Amado, Spain’s first-choice keeper Juanjo tells FIFA.com
that he is determined to help La Roja claim revenge for their defeat in the 2008 final.
Stars set to shine on final day
FIFA.com looks ahead to futsal's dominant forces doing battle in the Thailand 2012 final, and to Italy facing off against Colombia for the last place on the podium.
Gabriel: The final will be a classic
Ahead of the Thailand 2012 final, FIFA.com
spoke to Brazil’s matchwinner in the last four, Gabriel, who is looking forward to the duel against his adopted country.
Upbeat duo aim to finish on a highFIFA.com
hears from Roberto Mennichelli and Arney Fonnegra, the Italy and Colombia coaches, on why motivation will not be an issue when they face off for a place on the Thailand 2012 podium.
Favourites set up dream finalFIFA.com
rounds up the action from Bangkok, where Spain and Brazil both reached the Thailand 2012 final, setting up a repeat of the showcase match four years ago.
Colombian dream ends as Brazil reach the final
Gabriel scored two and made another as Brazil booked their place in the final with a 3-1 win over a battling Colombia side.
Spain final-bound after beating Italy
Spain will play either Brazil or Colombia in the final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup after an impressive 4-1 win over Italy at the Huamark Indoor Stadium.
Borja, Spain’s Italian connection
Spain No10 Borja has played the last year of his club career in Italy. Now, as he prepares to face his adopted country in the Thailand 2012 semi-finals, he speaks to FIFA.com
about the issues involved.
Caro: Brazil don't scare us
Angellott Caro, one of the heroes of Colombia's unlikely march to the semi-finals, speaks to FIFA.com
about facing the might of holders Brazil in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
Satisfaction at the end of the roadFIFA.com
gathers reaction from Argentina, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine following their quarter-final exits from the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012.
One minnow left amid the giantsFIFA.com
looks ahead to the semi-finals at Thailand 2012, with Colombia facing a David v Goliath battle against Brazil, while Spain and Italy face another all-European showdown.
Fortino: My head was spinning
In the wake of Italy's quarter-final victory over Portugal at Thailand 2012, FIFA.com
spoke to Rodolfo Fortino, whose late leveller sent the match into extra time.
Falcao: I couldn't hold back the tears
Brazil icon Falcao speaks to FIFA.com
about saving his team from defeat against Argentina, and the injuries that made his match-winning performance so special.
Falcao shines on day of fightbacks
FIFA.com rounds up the quarter-final action at Thailand 2012, where Brazilian star Falcao battled against an unusual illness to save his team on a day of comebacks.
Spain to face Italy after edging Russia
Spain have come from behind to edge Russia 3-2 in a tense, well-matched encounter at the Nimibutr Stadium, and will now face Italy in the semi-finals.
Italy comeback ousts Portugal
A first-half hat-trick by the brilliant Ricardinho was wiped out by a spectacular comeback by Italy, who advanced to the semi-finals by beating Portugal 4-3.
Colombia upset Ukraine to reach semis
A spectacular Andres Reyes goal put Colombia en route to a 3-1 victory over Ukraine and a last-four date with Brazil.
Falcao stars as Brazil rally to eliminate Argentina
Two goals from Falcao inspired Brazil, who were at a two-goal deficit with just seven minutes remaining, to a 3-2 extra-time victory over Argentina and a place in the semi-finals.
Russians making case for the defence
The quarter-finals of Thailand 2012 will see a reprise of the recent EURO final between Spain and Russia. FIFA.com
spoke to defender Nikolay Pereverzev and coach Sergey Skorovich on Russia's plans for a different outcome this time.
Knockout casualties out but not downFIFA.com
gathers reaction from the eight teams who bowed out from the round of 16 at Thailand 2012, with all but a couple able to look on the bright side.
South American clásico to light up Thailand
As two eternal South American rivals prepare to go head-to-head at Thailand 2012, Brazil coach Marcos Sorato, Argentina counterpart and Albiceleste
goalkeeper Santiago Elias look ahead to the match with FIFA.com
Rivals reunited in the last eight
A rematch of the EURO final between Spain and Russia, and a meeting between South American rivals Brazil and Argentina, feature among the quarter-finals at Thailand 2012.
Colombia's modest hero of BangkokFIFA.com
speaks to Juan Lozano, the Colombia goalkeeper whose remarkable performance against Iran caused one of the shocks of the tournament here at Thailand 2012.
Favourites march on
FIFA.com rounds up the concluding day of last 16 action at Thailand 2012, where the favourites went through to complete a purely European and South American quarter-final line-up.
Serbians sunk by clinical Argentina
Argentina have set up a quarter-final meeting with old foes Brazil after edging Serbia 2-1 in a tense last 16 encounter at Bangkok’s Huamark Stadium.
Fernandao: Team spirit will be decisive
Ahead of the Thailand 2012 quarter-final between European heavyweights Spain and Russia, FIFA.com spoke to Fernandao, who is anticipating a tough match, but is counting on the Iberians’ team spirit to see them through.
Brazil blast sixteen past Panama
Brazil maintained their 100 per cent record and breezed into the last eight of the FIFA Futsal World Cup with a one-sided 16-0 victory against Panama.
Russia beat Czechs to set up Spain clash
Russia will play Spain in the last eight at Thailand 2012 in a rematch of the UEFA Futsal EURO final after seeing off Czech Republic 3-0 at the Huamark Indoor Stadium.
Cardinal thriving in Cristiano’s shadow FIFA.com
hears from Cardinal on his challenge for the adidas Golden Shoe at Thailand 2012, and his pride at wearing the No7 shirt of his football idol.
Assis fires Italy into quarters, eliminates Egypt
Italy beat Egypt 5-1 to book a quarter-final date with Portugal, with Saad Assis netting a hat-trick.
Hosts out but Colombian dream lives on
New boys Colombia provided the shock result of the first Round of 16 ties at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012. FIFA.com reviews the latest events from Bangkok.
Hosts out as Spain coast into quarters
Spain dispatched hosts Thailand with a comfortable 7-1 victory for the European champions, who will face the winner of Russia and the Czech Republic in the FIFA Futsal World Cup quarter-finals.
Colombia stun Iran to advance
Colombia have set up a quarter-final meeting with Ukraine after pulling off a shock 2-1 victory over traditional futsal powerhouses Iran.
First-half blitz sees Ukraine through
Ukraine survived a stirring comeback from Japan to advance to the last eight with a 6-3 win at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok.
Portugal first through to the quarters
Ricardinho scored two late goals as Portugal advanced to the last eight with a comfortable and thoroughly deserved 4-1 victory over a lacklustre Paraguay side.
Favourites, debutants eye last eightFIFA.com
looks ahead to the second day of last-16 action at Thailand 2012, with holders Brazil chasing a quarter-final slot along with some of the tournament's surprise packages,
Mentality key to newcomers’ successFIFA.com
hears from the Colombia, Panama and Serbia camps on the secret to their success in qualifying for the last 16 in this, their debut FIFA Futsal World Cup.