Romania failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of Brazil’s Futsal Grand Prix (Mundialito), after losing to Spain, score 7-1 (4-1), in the group stages. In the other group game, Argentina defeated Qatar, score 5-1, and qualified for the quarterfinals alongside Spain. The latter obtained maximum points. Romania had previously finished its game against Argentina in a tie, score 2-2, and had defeated Qatar, score 4-1. Last year Romania played against Brazil in the final, sore 0-12.