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Final tournament

The final tournament will involve 12 teams: 11 qualifiers and hosts Croatia.

Final tournament

The final tournament will involve 12 teams: 11 qualifiers and hosts Croatia.

11.30CET, 9 September 2011, Zagreb

The final tournament draw will split the 12 contenders into four groups of three, with the top two from each pool progressing to the knockout phase.

Each group will contain one team from each of these seeding pots:

Hosts Croatia, holders Spain, and the runners-up in the last two editions – Italy and Portugal – will be in the top pot of seeds for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 finals draw in Zagreb on 9 September.

Pot 1: Croatia (hosts), Spain (holders), Italy, Portugal
Pot 2: Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia
Pot 3: Azerbaijan, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey



Road to the final

UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 comprises of a preliminary round, main round, play-off round and 12-team final tournament played in Slovenia.

Preliminary round
Five groups of four teams each and two of three are played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 23 January to 1 February 2017  The seven group winners progress to the main round.

Main round
The seven progressing sides join the 21 highest-ranked qualifying contenders in seven groups of four teams played as one-venue mini-tournaments between 3 and 12 April 2017. The seven group winners progress to the final tournament, where they join hosts Slovenia, while the seven runners-up and best third-placed team enter the play-offs.

The eight teams are drawn into four pairs to play two-legged ties in September 2017. The four winners complete the final tournament lineup.

Final tournament
The final tournament between 30 January and 10 February 2018 will begin with the 12 contenders draw into four groups of three teams. The top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals, from where the tournament is a knockout competition.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.