World Futsal Championship [R] - no results visible before TV broadcast The FIFA World Futsal Championship begins this Sunday in Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). I found a really old thread about the draw but figured the tournament itself deserves its own thread. Here is FIFA's official home page of the tournament: http://www.fifa.com/en/comp/index/0,2442,Futsal2004,00.html?comp=Futsal&year=2004 The groups are: Group A: Chinese Taipei Egypt Spain Ukraine Group B: Australia Brazil Czech Republic Thailand Group C: Italy Japan Paraguay USA Group D: Argentina Cuba Iran Portugal There have been four previous editions, with Brazil winning the first three and Spain the most recent one four years ago. The USA has done well in this competition, finishing third in 1989 and second in 1992. But they failed to get out of their group in 1996 and did not even qualify in 2000. Here is the USA team, coached by Keith Tozer: Scott Hileman - Baltimore Blast Andy Guastaferro - Chicago Storm Lee Tschantret - Baltimore Blast Jamar Beasley - Kansas City Comets Todd Dusosky - Milwaukee Wave Sean Bowers - San Diego Sockers Pat White - Milwauke Wave Johnny Torres - Milwaukee Wave Greg Howes - Milwaukee Wave John Ball - Cleveland Force Steve Butcher - San Diego Sockers Brett Phillips - St. Louis Steamers Joel Shanker - Philadelphia Kixx Pat Morris - Philadelphia Kixx The US opens play vs European champions Italy Sunday Nov 21 at 18:00 local time, which is 6 am Eastern Standard Time.