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Footballing superpowers remain the teams to beat

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Spain are not only the world's No.1 in football but also the top-ranked team in futsal. The Spaniards have won the Futsal World Cup twice at Guatemala 2000 and Taiwan 2004 and also finished runners-up at Spain 1996 and Brazil 2008. 

Spain players celebrate winning the 2004 Futsal World Cup; below, Brazilian star Falcao is one of the greatest-ever futsal players.

Spain are hot favourites to win their third title at the seventh World Cup in Thailand. They qualified for the 2012 finals as European champions, scoring 32 goals without conceding a single goal in the qualifying round.

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