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Spain face Slovenian showdown

Published: Thursday 13 November 2003, 12.01CET
Holders Spain will meet Slovenia in the European play-off for the 2004 FIFA World Futsal Championship.
Published: Thursday 13 November 2003, 12.01CET

Spain face Slovenian showdown

Holders Spain will meet Slovenia in the European play-off for the 2004 FIFA World Futsal Championship.

Reigning champions Spain have been paired with Slovenia in today's European play-off draw in Switzerland for the 2004 FIFA World Futsal Championship.

Five ties
The winners of the five play-off ties will all go on to represent UEFA at the finals in Chinese Taipei between 29 November and 19 December 2004. As well as the Spanish, Italy will be among the favourites to progress with Hungary standing in the way of the European champions.

Past history
Spain won the FIFA title in 2000 after a thrilling 4-3 final victory in Guatemala against Brazil. Javi Rodríguez, who is still very much part of Javier Lozano's lineup, scored the winning goal. Brazil won the previous three editions, in 1989, 1992 and 1996, which were held in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Spain respectively.


FIFA World Futsal Championship draw
Team named first play at home in first leg
First leg: 10 December. Second leg: 17 December
1. Bosnia-Herzegovina v Czech Republic
2. Poland v Portugal
3. Slovenia v Spain
4. Belarus v Ukraine
5. Hungary v Italy

Last updated: 01/02/12 7.20CET

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