A record 36 teams have entered with 35 competing to join hosts Croatia in September's finals at Žatika Arena in Poreč.
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A record 36 teams have entered the 2023 UEFA European Under-19 Futsal Championship with 35 set to compete to join hosts Croatia in next September's finals at Žatika Arena in Poreč.
Among the contenders are two debutants in Germany and Malta, while England, Kosovo and Lithuania return after taking part in the inaugural 2019 edition. Spain will aim to continue their domination after winning the first two editions in 2019 and 2022.
The preliminary round will run from 17 to 22 January and the main round between 21 and 26 March, deciding Croatia's seven rivals for the finals. The qualifying draw will be on 3 November, with the procedure and number of teams beginning in the preliminary round to be confirmed.
U19 Futsal EURO 2023 entrants
Bye to finals
Spain (holders) coefficient 13.667
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.333
North Macedonia 1.500
San Marino 0.333
- Spain won the first two editions in 2019 (Riga) and 2022 (as hosts in Jaén).
- Croatia were runners-up in 2019 while Portugal made the 2022 final having lost in the 2019 semis.
- Poland have played in the semi-finals in both editions while Ukraine got to the last four in 2022 (having gone out in the 2019 group stage, a round where Croatia fell last time).
- Other teams aiming for a finals return are France (2022), Italy (2022), Latvia (2019 hosts), Netherlands (2019) and Romania (2022).
- Germany and Malta are making their debut, while England, Kosovo and Lithuania return after taking part in qualifying for the inaugural 2019 edition
- Russia are suspended.
Qualifying draw: 3 November 2022
Preliminary round: 17–22 January 2023
Main round: 21–26 March 2023
Final tournament: 3–10 September 2023 (provisional)