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Match officials

The 16 match officials have been confirmed.
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Borut Šivic (left) and Gábor Kovács warm up before a Futsal Euro 2010 game ©Sportsfile

Road to the final

UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 comprises of a preliminary round, main round, play-off round and 12-team final tournament played in Slovenia.

Preliminary round
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.

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.

Final tournament
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.

Match officials

The 16 match officials have been confirmed.

Gerald Bauernfeind (AUT) 01/04/1981
Marc Birkett (ENG) 03/02/1981
Ondřej Černý (CZE) 11/04/1979
Kamil Çetin (TUR) 11/10/1984
Balázs Farkas (HUN) 25/03/1975
Eduardo José Fernandes Coelho (POR) 10/10/1979
Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (ESP) 26/01/1971
Oleg Ivanov (UKR) 12/10/1972
Pascal Lemal (BEL) 21/11/1972
Alessandro Malfer (ITA) 23/01/1975
Timo Onatsu (FIN) 17/03/1973
Ivan Shabanov (RUS) 15/08/1978
Borut Šivic (SVN) 20/04/1971
Bogdan Sorescu (ROU) 21/08/1974
Sebastian Stawicki (POL) 23/01/1975
Saša Tomić (CRO) 23/08/1975

Last updated: 28/01/14 17.13CET