Main round draw (27-30 March)
Group 1: Italy*, Hungary, Finland, Winner Group A
Group 2: Azerbaijan, Slovakia*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Winner Group F
Group 3: Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Latvia*
Group 4: Spain*, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Winner Group E
Group 5: Portugal, Serbia*, Poland, Winner Group D
Group 6: Czech Republic, Belarus, Netherlands*, Winner Group B
Group 7: Ukraine, Slovenia, Turkey*, Winner Group C
Preliminary round draw (22-27 January)
Group A: France*, Montenegro, San Marino, Gibraltar**
Group B: Moldova, Georgia, Malta*
Group C: Lithuania*, Cyprus, England
Group D: Greece, Bulgaria*, Armenia, Wales
Group E: Israel, Andorra*, Estonia, Sweden
Group F: Albania, Norway, Switzerland*, Denmark
**The UEFA Executive Committee admitted Gibraltar as a provisional member of UEFA on 1 October 2012. This follows a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in August 2011. A decision on the admission of the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) as a full member of UEFA will be taken by the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress in London in May 2013. As per a UEFA Executive Committee decision, Spain and Gibraltar cannot be drawn into the same group (so the winners of Gibraltar's preliminary round group cannot be drawn in Spain's main round group).
14.00CET, 4 December, Nyon
In the preliminary round, played between 22 and 27 January 2013, six groups will be formed, four containing four teams each and two of three, all to be played as one-venue mini-tournaments. The contenders have been split into four seeding tiers according to their coefficient ranking while four teams have been pre-designated mini-tournament hosts: Lithuania, France, Bulgaria and Malta (the hosts of Groups E and F will be agreed after the draw).
Pot 1 will contain six balls marked Group A-F. Once that is drawn, the four hosts will be drawn from Pot 2 and positioned according to their ranking. Then the nations from the fourth tier of seeds (the four debutants) will be drawn and placed in the available fourth positions; the procedure will then be repeated for the other three seeding pots.
The six group winners will go into the main round from 27 to 30 March, also drawn on Tuesday with seven pools to be formed. The seven mini-tournament hosts have already been allocated – Spain (aiming to win their fifth straight title), Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Turkey and Latvia.
They will be picked first and placed into the six groups as per their seeding tier and the same procedure as for the preliminary round will continue for the rest of the draw. The preliminary round winners will constitute the fourth tier of seeds.
The seven qualifying round group winners will progress to join Belgium in the final tournament. The runners-up plus the best third-placed team will go into the play-offs on 17 and 24 September. The winners of the four two-legged ties will complete the 12-team lineup for the finals.
Preliminary round draw pots
Pot 1: Groups A, B, C, D, E, F (to decide which will be three-team sections)
Pot 2 – hosts (seeding tier): Lithuania (1), France (1), Bulgaria (2), Malta (3)
Pot 3 (tier 4): Denmark, Gibraltar, Sweden, Wales
Pot 4 (tier 3): England, Armenia, Switzerland, Estonia, San Marino
Pot 5 (tier 2): Georgia, Andorra, Montenegro, Cyprus, Norway
Pot 6 (tier 1): Israel, Albania, Moldova, Greece
Main round draw pots
Pot 7 – hosts (seeding tier): Spain (holders, 1), Italy (1), Serbia (2), Slovakia (2), Netherlands (3), Turkey (3), Latvia (4)
Pot 8 (tier 4): Winners preliminary round Groups A, B, C, D, E and F
Pot 9 (tier 3): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Poland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Finland
Pot 10 (tier 2): Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Belarus
Pot 11 (tier 1): Russia, Portugal, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan
* The UEFA Executive Committee admitted Gibraltar as a provisional member of UEFA on 1 October 2012. This follows a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in August 2011. A decision on the admission of the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) as a full member of UEFA will be taken by the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress in London in May 2013. As per a UEFA Executive Committee decision, Spain and Gibraltar cannot be drawn into the same group (so the winners of Gibraltar's preliminary round group cannot be drawn in Spain's main round group).
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UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 comprises of a preliminary round, main round, play-off round and 12-team final tournament played in Slovenia.
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.
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.
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.