Brazil and Spain are considered to be the most successful countries in futsal. Brazil has won the FIFA Futsal World Cup five times (in 1989, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012) and finished as runners-up twice, while Spain has won the tournament twice (in 2000 and 2004) and finished as runners-up three times.
In addition to their success in the World Cup, Brazil has won the South American Futsal Championship 12 times and the Futsal Confederations Cup 4 times. Spain has also won the UEFA Futsal Championship (also known as the European Futsal Championship) 7 times and the Intercontinental Futsal Cup 5 times.
Other successful countries in futsal include Italy, Russia, Argentina, and Portugal, all of which have won major international tournaments and have consistently been among the top-ranked teams in the world.