UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 comprises of a preliminary round, main round, play-off round and 12-team final tournament played in Slovenia.
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.
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.
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.
Tournament capacity: 12,500
• Located in the Bezigrad district in the north of Ljubljana, Arena Stožice opened on 10 August 2010 with a basketball match between Slovenia and Spain.
• It is in the same Stožice sports park as Slovenia's national football stadium.
• As well as futsal and basketball, the venue has hosted handball, volleyball, ice hockey, boxing, motocross and concerts by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Elton John and Bob Dylan.
• It is the home of basketball's KK Olimpija and volleyball's ACH Volley, in addition to the Slovenian national team in both sports.
• Arena Stožice was a venue for basketball's 2012 FIBA European Under-20 Championship and EuroBasket 2013.
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