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Arena Zagreb

The major indoor venue in Croatia's capital, the 15,200-capacity Arena Zagreb will stage the UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 final.
Arena Zagreb
Zagreb Arena was opened in December 2008 ©Getty Images

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.

Arena Zagreb

The major indoor venue in Croatia's capital, the 15,200-capacity Arena Zagreb will stage the UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 final.

Capacity: 15,200
Opened: 2008

• The indoor venue, located in the south-west of Croatia's capital, opened on 27 December 2008 with a handball international between Croatia and Russia, in time for the following month's World Men's Handball Championship. It can hold as many as 24,000 people for concerts.

• Part of a huge complex including a cinema and shopping centre, Arena Zagreb's award-winning design boasts an unusual roof structure similar to a suspension bridge, while the semi-translucent exterior allows for spectacular light effects.

• Over 1 million people have attended Arena Zagreb events, including performances from Depeche Mode, Cirque du Soleil and Lady Gaga, plus major fixtures in handball, basketball and ice hockey.

• Arena Zagreb will be the largest capacity venue to have staged UEFA Futsal European Championship final tournament matches and will play host to six games in Groups B and D, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final.

• The capital of Croatia, Zagreb is home to around 1.3 million people and has been a settlement since the first century AD, though the city's name was first recorded in 1094. In futsal, MNK Nacional Zagreb were 2009/10 Croatian champions.

Last updated: 15/11/11 10.41CET