FIFA Futsal World Cup
Brazil vs Netherlands - FIFA Futsal World Cup Final 1989 - HIGHLIGHTS
16 Aug 2016
The inaugural FIFA Futsal World Championship was held in the Netherlands - a fitting location given the fledgling sport's great popularity in the low countries. The Dutch Football Federation were also celebrating their centenary in 1989, so the event was held in a doubly festive spirit. Playing in their second strip of blue, the Brazilians were soon in front thanks to a Benatti effort, but the Netherlands drew level via Loosveld. The winner came in the 46th minute, when Raul silenced the 4,200 home fans in Rotterdam to send Brazil to the very peak of world futsal - a position they would remain for the next eleven years.