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Under the charges of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), FIFA Futsal World Cup is an international futsal championship which generally held once after every four years. The inaugural season of this championship was held in 1989 and became popular.
It is one kind of football competition which is played in a smaller ground. It is basically indoors game where two teams plays against each other and each team contains five players including goalkeeper.
FIFA Futsal Worldcup 2016 Broadcast TV channels
|12.||TF1 beIN Sport||France|
|33.||Television Publica Argentina, TyC Sports||Argentina|
|35.||Fox Sports Asia||Asia Pacific|
|36.||Fox Sports (English), NBC Deportes (Spanish)||United States|
|37.||Fox Sports (Australia)||Australia|
|41.||SKY Centroamerica||Central America|
|42.||Straightforward in Sport||Albania|
|43.||Caracol Television, RCN Television||Colombia|
|47.||Televisa, SKY Mexico||Mexico|
|52.||BHRT||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Besides, above listed networks, there are some others which will telecast this tournament live. Like Esporte Interativo will telecast in Brazil, beIN Sports in United States, BT Sports in United Kingdom, Eurosport will show in European Union, beIN Sports in MENA, Mega in Spain etc. Alongside, through internet, anyone can enjoy the live tournament.
This tournament will also be broadcasted by Radio. In Argentina, it will be telecasted by ESPN 107.9 FM, Radio Continental, Radio La Red and Radio Nacional. VGTRK will cover in Russia and RTP, Renascenca and TSF will telecast in Portugal.
Since the inaugural season, total seven edition of this Futsal Championship have passed where only two teams have taken all the titles. Brazil is the most successful team by winning 5th titles of it where team Spain won rest two trophies. Brazil is also the defending champion.
8th version of FIFA Futsal World Cup is knocking at the door which is already scheduled to be run from 10th September, 2016 to 1st October, 2016. This time it will be hosted in Colombia for the first time. Like last edition, in upcoming season total twenty-four (24) teams will compete. Total 52 matches will be placed in three different venues in Colombia.
According to the schedule, which was officially confirmed in 5th February, 2016, the inaugural match of upcoming tournament will be played between Colombia and Portugal in 10th September, 2016 at Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali.