Futsal EURO qualifying round play-offs

Denmark, Greece, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Switzerland are through with Armenia playing Bulgaria on 6 and 9 December.

Switzerland pipped Germany on away goals
Switzerland pipped Germany on away goals ©DFB

The UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 qualifying play-offs are deciding the last seven spots in the new home-and-away qualifying group stage beginning in December.

  • The nine UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 qualifying round group runners-up and five third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their group enter the qualifying round play-offs.
  • The play-off winners join the qualifying group winners and FIFA Futsal World Cup elite-round contenders in the qualifying group stage played as home and away groups over six matchdays between December 2020 and April 2021.
  • Fifteen teams will eventually join the Netherlands in the finals in Amsterdam and Groningen from 19 January to 6 February 2022.

Play-off guide

  • Through so far: Denmark, Greece, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Switzerland
  • Israel got through a round of futsal competition for the first time to get to this stage and have done so again by pipping Cyprus
  • San Marino progressed through a round for the first time in any UEFA competition at any level to reach this stage but fell to Denmark
  • Montenegro eliminated 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup hosts Lithuania, who will now make their finals debut in the global competition next September
  • Germany trailed Switzerland 7-4 on aggregate with just over ten minutes left of their second leg but fell short only on away goals
  • 2012 qualifiers Turkey equalised in the last minute of their second leg in Greece but were also pipped on away goals
  • The tie between Armenia and Bulgaria will be played in December
  • The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided that England have forfeited their tie against North Macedonia, who are deemed to have won both legs 5-0

Already in qualifying group stage

Second legs

Denmark ended the hopes of San Marino
Denmark ended the hopes of San MarinoAnders Kjærbye

7 November
Cyprus 3-3 Israel (agg: 5-6)

8 November
Denmark 2-0 San Marino (agg: 4-1)
Lithuania 1-2 Montenegro (agg: 1-5)

9 November
Germany 5-3 Switzerland (agg: 7-7, Switzerland win on away goals)

12 November
Greece 1-1 Turkey (agg: 4-4, Greece win on away goals)

9 December
Armenia vs Bulgaria
(played in Varna)

First legs

Israel beat Cyprus to continue their best-ever run
Israel beat Cyprus to continue their best-ever runIsrael FA

2 November
Montenegro 3-0 Lithuania

3 November
Israel 3-2 Cyprus

4 November
San Marino 1-2 Denmark

6 November
Turkey 3-3 Greece
Switzerland 4-2 Germany

6 December
Bulgaria vs Armenia

Qualifying group stage draw

Futsal EURO 2018 final highlights
Futsal EURO 2018 final highlights

Group 1: Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Ukraine

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

Group 3: Greece, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Moldova

Group 4: North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group 5: Israel, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Belarus

Group 6: Switzerland, Spain, Latvia, Slovenia

Group 7: Montenegro, Italy, Belgium, Finland

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

Play-off

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

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