The UEFA European Under-19 Futsal Championship became UEFA's first permanent youth competition in the sport.
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On 4 April 2017, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed a revamp of their futsal competitions – including the launch of a first ever UEFA Under-19 Futsal EURO.
The competition was to be held every two years, with an eight-team final tournament. Thirty-five nations entered the first draw on 1 November 2018, with Latvia picked to host the inaugural finals in Riga in September 2019, won by Spain.
It followed in the footsteps of the experimental UEFA Under-21 Futsal Tournament, held in 2008 and won by Russia in St Petersburg.