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Preliminary and qualifying rounds

The preliminary round will involve 24 teams, with six progressing to join 18 others in the qualifying round, which will produce 11 finalists.

Preliminary and qualifying rounds

The preliminary round will involve 24 teams, with six progressing to join 18 others in the qualifying round, which will produce 11 finalists.

24 September, Nyon

Preliminary round draw
Matches 20-24 January 2011, winners to qualifying round

Group A: Moldova, Turkey (hosts), Montenegro, Switzerland

Group B: Greece, Latvia, Armenia, Iceland (hosts)

Group C: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (hosts), Georgia, England, Estonia

Group D: Lithuania, France, Bulgaria, Malta (hosts)

Group E: Finland (hosts), Cyprus, Albania, San Marino

Group F: Israel, Andorra, Republic of Ireland (hosts), Norway

Qualifying round draw
Matches 24-27 February 2011, winners and five best runners-up to finals with hosts Croatia

Group 1: Spain (holders), Azerbaijan (hosts), Kazakhstan, Winner preliminary round Group D

Group 2: Russia, Serbia, Netherlands (hosts), Winner preliminary round Group E

Group 3: Portugal, Belarus, Poland (hosts), Winner preliminary round Group C

Group 4: Czech Republic, Romania (hosts), Slovakia, Winner preliminary round Group F

Group 5: Ukraine (host), Hungary, Belgium, Winner preliminary round Group A

Group 6: Italy, Slovenia (hosts), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Winner preliminary round Group B

Procedure

Preliminary round
The 24 lowest-ranked entrants were drawn into six groups to be played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 20 to 24 January 2011.

Every group contains one team from each of the four seeding tiers while six nations are pre-designated as hosts. They were drawn first from Pot 10 and placed in their group in accordance with their seeding position. The remaining fourth-tier sides were drawn from Pot 9 and placed in their group according to seeding position, and so on for Pots 8 (third tier), 7 (second) and 6 (first). The group winners go into the qualifying round.

Qualifying round
The 18 highest-ranked entrants and the six preliminary round group winners were drawn into six groups to be played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 24 to 27 February 2011.

Every group contains one team from each of the four seeding tiers while six nations are pre-designated as hosts. They were drawn first from Pot 5 and placed in their group in accordance with their seeding position. The preliminary round group winners were drawn from Pot 4 and placed in the fourth position in their corresponding section. The remaining third seeds were be drawn from Pot 3 and placed in their group according to seeding position, and so on for Pots 2 (second tier) and 1 (first). The group winners and five best runners-up join hosts Croatia in the final tournament in February 2012.

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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.

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 11 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.