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 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.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual is designed to serve both as a unique resource for associations that are implementing UEFA Futsal B licence courses and as a guide and a source of technical inspiration for futsal coaches working at all levels of the game.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual was produced under the direction and guidance of four-time European champion coach José Venancio López Hierro, without whose hard work and commitment the project would not have been possible. This comprehensive guide to futsal coaching also includes input from fellow Spaniard and two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner Javier Lozano Cid and former European champion Roberto Menichelli of Italy.
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