The Futsal World Cup starts today in Brazilian capital Brasilia and in Rio de Janeiro.
The sixth Futsal World Cup will see hosts Brazil hoping to reclaim the trophy they have won on three occasions from current holders Spain.
In this 20 team tournament, there are five groups of four teams. The top two in the group will go into a second group stage, leading to the semi-finals and the final scheduled for 19th October.
Africa: Egypt and Libya
Asia: China, Iran, Japan, Thailand
Europe: Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Ukraine
North and Central America: Cuba, Guatemala, USA
Oceania: Solomon Islands
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Brazil are currently ranked number 1 in the world and were the winners of the competition the first three times it ran. But the world’s 2nd ranked team, Spain have knocked the Brazilians out of the last two tournaments, whilst going on to win the Futsal Wolrd Cup in 2000 and 2004.