Germany defeated Austria 4-0 to win the International Fistball Association Men's World Fistball Championship ©Twitter/IFA

Reigning champions Germany cruised to a comfortable victory over Austria to claim a 12th International Fistball Association Men's World Fistball Championship in Winterthur.

Germany completed the tournament unbeaten with an 11-4, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5 triumph in just 50 minutes at Schützenwiese Stadium.

It was the second meeting of the competition for the two finalists, with Germany also emerging victorious in the first match.

Brazil secured third place by beating hosts Switzerland in straight sets.

The Swiss, runners-up behind Germany in Toronto four years ago, finished outside the medals on home turf in an 8-11, 9-11, 8-11, 9-11 defeat.

Italy secured fifth place with a 3-1 victory against Chile, which fell in line with their pre-tournament ambitions, according to captain Simon Prudenziati.

He said: "Our goal, which we set ourselves in advance, was fifth place.

"We are overjoyed that we have achieved that now. 

"The game was tough, but we were hungrier for the win."

Argentina claimed seventh place with a 3-0 win against Namibia and Czech Republic won 3-2 against the United States to seal ninth place.