Slovenia selected to host Futsal EURO 2018

The UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 finals will be staged in Ljubljana, after Slovenia was selected ahead of FYR Macedonia and Romania by the UEFA Executive Committee.

Slovenia celebrate a goal at UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 in Antwerp

Slovenia will stage the UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 final tournament in Ljubljana following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee in Nyon, Switzerland.

The bid from the Football Association of Slovenia (NZS) was selected ahead of others from FYR Macedonia and Romania. The proposed venue is the 12,500-capacity Stožice Arena in the Slovenian capital. This will be the first futsal final tournament organised by Slovenia, but they did host the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Prior to the event in 2018, Serbia will hold UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 in Belgrade from 2–13 February next year. Slovenia and Serbia will both be following in the footsteps of previous Futsal EURO hosts Belgium (2014), Croatia (2012), Hungary (2010), Portugal (2007), Czech Republic (2005), Italy (2003), Russia (2001) and Spain (the first UEFA European Futsal Championship of 1999 and also the 1996 UEFA European Futsal Tournament).