Futsal EURO qualifying group stage and play-off draw

The draw has set the groups for the new home-and-away qualifiers.

The groups are displayed on the big screen after the draw
The groups are displayed on the big screen after the draw ©UEFA

The UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 qualifying group stage draw has split the teams into eight groups of four, played home and away between November 2020 and April 2021.

The eight group winners and the six best runners-up join hosts the Netherlands in the finals from 9 January to 6 February 2022, with the remaining two runners-up to play off for the other berth from 14–17 November 2021.

Qualifying group stage draw

Group 1: San Marino/Denmark*, Croatia, Albania, Ukraine

Group 2: Bulgaria/Armenia*, France, Georgia, Russia

Group 3: Turkey/Greece*, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Moldova

Group 4: England/North Macedonia*, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group 5: Israel/Cyprus*, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Belarus

Group 6: Switzerland/Germany*, Spain, Latvia, Slovenia

Group 7: Montenegro/Lithuania*, Italy, Belgium, Finland

Group 8: Poland, Portugal (holders), Norway, Czech Republic

Fixture dates

6–9 December 2020
25 January–3 February 2021
1–10 March 2021
5–14 April 2021

*not involving teams involved in qualifying round play-offs on same dates

Play-off draw

Eighth-ranked runner-up vs Seventh-ranked runner-up

  • Two-legged tie from 14–17 November 2021.

How the draw worked

Contenders

  • The teams who competed in the FIFA Futsal World Cup elite round: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Portugal (holders), Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine
  • The nine qualifying round group winners: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Poland
  • The seven qualifying round play-off winners (ties played 2–11 November)

Draw procedure

  • The 25 teams already qualified were seeded based on the UEFA Men's Futsal National Team coefficients. They are split into three pots of eight (A, B and C), with Norway in Pot D. Pot E contained the winners of the seven qualifying round play-offs later this year.
  • The teams from Pot E were drawn into position 1 of Groups 1 to 7, with Norway placed in Group 8 and their position in the group then drawn (1, 2, 3 or 4).
  • The first team drawn from Pot C were drawn into Group 1, and their position in the group then drawn (2, 3 or 4). The same procedure was followed for the rest of Pot C, followed by Pot B and Pot A.
  • Due to decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee, the following pairs of teams cannot meet: Azerbaijan and Armenia, Russia and Ukraine.
  • A further draw took place for the November 2021 play-off between the eventual seventh and eighth best runners-up to decide which team will be at home in the first leg.

Seeding pots

Futsal EURO 2018 final highlights
Futsal EURO 2018 final highlights

Pot A
Spain
Portugal (holders)
Russia
Kazakhstan
Serbia
Azerbaijan
Croatia
Italy

Pot B
Ukraine
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Romania
Hungary
France
Finland
Slovakia

Pot C
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Poland
Belgium
Georgia
Latvia
Moldova
Albania

Pot D
Norway

Pot E (winners of qualifying round play-offs)
Turkey/Greece
San Marino/Denmark
Israel/Cyprus
Switzerland/Germany
England/North Macedonia
Bulgaria/Armenia
Montenegro/Lithuania