Brazil and Spain will again battle it out for futsal's ultimate prize when they meet tonight in the World Cup final at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.
Spain’s Fernandao, left, could cause problems for Brazil.
While Brazil are favourites to retain the title, Spain will be out to avenge their heartbreaking defeat to the title-holders in the previous final. In fact, they have been the only two champions since the Futsal World Cup was launched in 1989 with Brazil lifting the trophy four times and Spain two.
Tonight's climax, after 17 days of competition, will be the fourth time the two sides have competed for the world title, Spain determined to make up for their penalty shoot-out loss to Brazil in 2008.
''The game against Brazil is a repeat of the last final. We know we're a good team but we also know our limits. It's going to be very close,'' Spain goalkeeper Juanjo said.
''There's no doubt this gives us the chance for revenge for the last World Cup, an opportunity for us to set the record straight. We know they're a great side, but we are ready to, at the very least, try and beat them.''
Brazil's Gabriel said: ''Games against Spain are always tough. The final will be a classic. They have a great team and defend very well. Little details could be the decisive factors.''
Free-scoring Brazil have found the net 42 times in five games to the final at Thailand 2012, conceding just five, while Spain have scored 29 goals, with their defence leaking twice as many as the South Americans.
Spain's journey through the tournament has been largely untroubled. After topping Group B, ahead of Iran, Panama and Morocco, they knocked out tournament hosts Thailand 7-1 in the round of 16 and overcame dark horses Russia 3-2 in the quarter-finals.
A 4-1 semi-final victory over Italy completed their run to Spain's fifth straight final.
Brazil beat all their opponents _ Portugal, Japan and Libya _ in Group C. They then moved comfortably past round of 16 with a 16-0 win over Panama.
Their toughest test came against Argentina in the quarter-finals, when they needed extra time to complete a dramatic comeback to beat their continental rivals 3-2. The Brazilians then ended surprise package Colombia's dream run with a 3-1 win in the semi-finals.
Brazil's Fernandinho has scored seven goals and is second on the list of top scorers. Moreover, he has an equal number of assists to him name, underlining the threat he poses.
Brazil can also rely on superstar Falcao, who scored twice to stun Argentina, after returning from injury. He is expected to start on the bench. Spain, meanwhile, boast in-form Torras and Fernandao could be a threat for Brazil.
In the third-place play-off, Italy meet Colombia.
Brazilian superstar Falcao, right.
Both sides will be cheered on by passionate supporters.