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Futsal EURO final by numbers

Published: Friday 10 February 2012, 15.06CET
Ahead of Saturday's UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 final, UEFA.com looks at the key facts from a tournament where records were broken in goals, appearances and attendances.
by Paul Saffer
from Zagreb
Futsal EURO final by numbers
Kike celebrates getting to his fifth final: Spain won the other four ©Sportsfile
 

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Published: Friday 10 February 2012, 15.06CET

Futsal EURO final by numbers

Ahead of Saturday's UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 final, UEFA.com looks at the key facts from a tournament where records were broken in goals, appearances and attendances.

0: Portugal did not have a single player booked in the finals.

3: In Saturday's decider, each side could feature three players who participated in Spain's 2-1 final win against Russia in Ostrava in 2005: Spain's Luis Amado, Kike and Torras, and Russia's substitute goalkeeper that day, Sergei Zuev, plus Konstantin Maevski and Aleksandr Fukin.

4: This will be the fourth time in the eight European finals that Spain have been matched with Russia.

5: Spain defender Kike and goalkeeper Luis Amado are hoping to secure a fifth continental title, which would bring them equal with former Germany women's football striker Birgit Prinz. Captain Amado is the only person to have taken part in seven UEFA final tournaments and including qualifying will make his 48th Futsal EURO appearance.

6: Spain are aiming for their sixth title, and fourth in a row, having only lost one previous final − to Russia in 1999.

8: Felipe scored after just eight seconds in Azerbaijan's extraordinary 9-8 group stage loss to Serbia, a competition record and the first of several set in that game.

16: With Turkey's debut appearance, 16 nations have now taken part in at least one Futsal EURO final tournament. Italy, Russia and Spain have played in all eight.

17: The record Futsal EURO finals goal tally in the Serbia-Azerbaijan game. Serbia equalled the highest number of goals for a team in a Futsal EURO finals game and no team has scored more than Azerbaijan and lost. In all there were 50 attempts on goal.

43: The number of nations that entered the competition, 24 beginning in the preliminary round in January 2011.

44: Azerbaijan goalkeeper Andrey Tveryankin became the first person of that age to take part in any UEFA final tournament.

100: Dario Marinović's second goal for Croatia in their 4-2 semi-final loss to Russia was the 100th of these finals.

2003: The only year Spain did not make the final. The Spanish lost in the last four to hosts Italy, who then beat Ukraine to lift the trophy.

14,300: The first five-figure crowd to watch a UEFA futsal match filled Arena Zagreb on Thursday for Croatia's semi-final with Russia. It was the third record crowd of the tournament, after large turn-outs in Split for Croatia's opening game against Romania (8,000) and quarter-final with Ukraine (9,800).

75,709: The aggregate attendance so far for the 18 matches, already well beyond the previous record.

1,314,651: The total TV audience in Croatia that watched the hosts' four games so far live, with nearly 20% of all viewers on Monday night watching the quarter-final defeat of Ukraine.

Last updated: 10/02/12 16.32CET

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