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Portugal are Futsal EURO champions again: at a glance

Portugal are Futsal EURO champions for the second time in a row: the story of the tournament in the Netherlands.

Portugal celebrate their second title
Portugal celebrate their second title SPORTSFILE

Winners: Portugal
Runners-up: Russia
Third place: Spain
Fourth place: Ukraine

Player of the Tournament: Zicky (Portugal)

Team of the Tournament: Kyrylo Tsypun (Ukraine, GK); Sergio Lozano (Spain), Douglas Junior (Kazakhstan), Sergei Abramov (Russia), Zicky (Portugal)

Player Of The Tournament: Zicky
Player Of The Tournament: Zicky

UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 final tournament top scorers (group stage onwards)

7 Birzhan Orazov (Kazakhstan) – 2 assists
5
Artem Antoshkin (Russia) – 5 assists
5 Ivan Chishkala (Russia) – 1 assist
5 Anton Sokolov (Russia) – 0 assists
4 Douglas Junior (Kazakhstan) – 5 assists
4 Sergio Lozano (Spain) – 5 assists
4 Afonso Jesus (Portugal) – 1 assist
4 Pany Valera (Portugal) – 1 assist
4 Mykhailo Zvarych (Ukraine) – 1 assist

Top scorer: Watch Orazov's seven goals
Top scorer: Watch Orazov's seven goals

UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 final tournament most assists

5 Sergei Abramov (Russia)
5 
Artem Antoshkin (Russia)
5
 
Douglas Junior (Kazakhstan)
5 Sergio Lozano (Spain)
5 Ortiz (Spain)
4
Edson (Kazakhstan)
4 Mellado (Spain)

UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 top scorers including qualifying

10 Germans Matjušenko (Latvia)
10 Archil Sebiskveradze (Georgia)
8 Raúl Campos (Spain)
8 Steven Dillen (Belgium)
8 Raúl Gómez (Spain)
8 Sebastian Leszczak (Poland)
8 Birzhan Orazov (Kazakhstan)
8 Marko Pršić (Serbia)
8 Mykhailo Zvarych (Ukraine)

Portugal's trophy shoot
Portugal's trophy shoot

Records

  • Portugal became only the third multiple winners after Spain (7) and Italy (2). Russia remain on one, the only other past champions having now lost six finals.
  • Portugal became only the second reigning FIFA Futsal World Cup holders to win the Futsal EURO title after Spain (2001, 2005 and 2007). Portugal's run of winning three major tournaments in a row (EURO 2018, 2021 World Cup and EURO 2022) also equals Spain's feat (2004 World Cup, EURO 2005 and EURO 2007).
  • Portugal completed their second straight 'perfect' finals campaign, with five wins in 2018 and six in 2022 (this time not requiring extra time in any game).
  • Spain kept up their record of finishing in the top three in all 12 editions.
  • Russia kept up their record of reaching at least the last eight in all 12 editions.
  • Italy have also played in all 12 final tournaments.
  • Spain captain Ortiz retired from international futsal with new records for finals appearances (35) and overall tournament appearances including qualifying (55). He also equalled the record of taking part in seven final tournaments.
  • This was the first final tournament with 16 teams (up from 12), while qualifying also included a group stage with home and away fixtures for the first time.
  • A record four debutants took part: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Georgia and Slovakia, taking the all-time number of qualifiers to 23. Those last three all got past the group stage: since the second edition in 1999, only Azerbaijan (2010) and Kazakhstan (2016) had previously managed that feat on debut.
  • Spain's 8-0 win against Georgia equalled their own finals record winning margin (9-1 vs Belarus in 2010).
  • Georgia's campaign, from qualifying round to the quarter-finals, consisted of a record 13 matches. Zviad Kupatadze, Roninho and Shota Tophuria took part in every game.
  • Russia's 11 wins in their campaign, including qualifying, is a new record.
  • Spain's 72 goals in their campaign, including qualifying, beat the record of 69 set by Russia in the inaugural 1996 edition.
  • This was the first final tournament since 2005 (before the introduction of the quarter-final round) with no game going to extra time.

Watch the highlights: all the results

Final highlights: Portugal 4-2 Russia
Final highlights: Portugal 4-2 Russia

Sunday 6 February

Final
Portugal 4-2 Russia 

Third-place match
Spain 4-1 Ukraine 

SEMI-FINALS

Friday 4 February
Ukraine 2-3 Russia
Portugal 3-2 Spain

Highlights: Portugal 3-2 Spain
Highlights: Portugal 3-2 Spain

QUARTER-FINALS

Tuesday 1 February:
Russia 3-1 Georgia
Spain 5-1 Slovakia

Monday 31 January:
Portugal 3-2 Finland
Kazakhstan 3-5 Ukraine

GROUP STAGE

Saturday 29 January

Highlights: Kazakhstan 3-5 Ukraine
Highlights: Kazakhstan 3-5 Ukraine

Group C
Slovakia 5-3 Croatia
Russia 5-1 Poland

Group D
Georgia 0-8 Spain
Azerbaijan 4-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday 28 January

Group B
Kazakhstan 4-1 Italy
Slovenia 1-2 Finland

Group A
Ukraine 0-1 Portugal
Netherlands 2-3 Serbia

Wednesday 26 January

Highlights: Spain 2-2 Azerbaijan
Highlights: Spain 2-2 Azerbaijan

Group D
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-2 Georgia
Spain 2-2 Azerbaijan

Tuesday 25 January

Group C
Croatia 0-4 Russia
Poland 2-2 Slovakia

Monday 24 January

Group B
Italy 2-2 Slovenia
Finland 2-6 Kazakhstan

Sunday 23 January

Group A

Highlights: Serbia 1-6 Ukraine
Highlights: Serbia 1-6 Ukraine

Serbia 1-6 Ukraine
Portugal 4-1 Netherlands

Saturday 22 January

Group D
Georgia 3-2 Azerbaijan
Spain 5-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday 21 January

Group C
Russia 7-1 Slovakia
Poland 1-3 Croatia

Thursday 20 January

Highlights: Kazakhstan 4-4 Slovenia
Highlights: Kazakhstan 4-4 Slovenia

Group B
Kazakhstan 4-4 Slovenia
Italy 3-3 Finland

Wednesday 19 January

Group A
Serbia 2-4 Portugal
Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine

Champions roll of honour
2022: Portugal 4-2 Russia: Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018: Portugal 3-2 Spain (aet): Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016: Spain 7-3 Russia: Belgrade, Serbia
2014: Italy 3-1 Russia; Antwerp, Belgium
2012: Spain 3-1 Russia (aet); Zagreb, Croatia
2010: Spain 4-2 Portugal; Debrecen, Hungary
2007: Spain 3-1 Italy; Porto, Portugal
2005: Spain 2-1 Russia; Ostrava, Czech Republic
2003: Italy 1-0 Ukraine; Caserta, Italy
2001: Spain 2-1 Ukraine (golden goal); Moscow, Russia
1999: Russia 3-3 Spain (aet, 4-2 pens); Granada, Spain
1996*: Spain 5-3 Russia; Cordoba, Spain

*UEFA European Futsal Tournament, championship status from 1999 onwards

The best of Futsal EURO 2018
The best of Futsal EURO 2018

Titles:
Spain 7
Italy, Portugal 2
Russia 1

Final appearances:
Spain 9
Russia 7
Italy, Portugal 3
Ukraine 2

Semi-final appearances:
Spain 12
Russia 10
Italy 8
Portugal 5
Ukraine 4
Czech Republic, Kazakhstan 2
Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia 1

(bold: inc 2022)