European qualifying for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup is in four stages: preliminary round, main round, elite round and play-offs.
Preliminary round: 29 January–3 February 2019
The 16 top-ranked sides are excused the preliminary round, but the other 32 compete in eight groups of four teams. The top two from each progress.
Main round: 22–27 October 2019
The eight group winners and eight runners-up from the preliminary round join the 16 top-ranked teams in the rankings in eight groups of four. The two top from each progress.
Elite round: 28 January–2 February 2020
The 16 teams are split into four groups of four. The four group winners will qualify for the finals and the four runners-up will go into the play-offs.
Play-offs: 9 & 12 April 2020
The four sides will be drawn into two ties, played on a home and away basis, to decide Europe's last two qualifiers.
Finals: 12 September–4 October 2020
Twenty-four teams, including hosts Lithunia and the other six European qualifiers, compete in six groups of four. The two two from each, plus the four best third-placed teams, progress to the knockout phase.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual is designed to serve both as a unique resource for associations that are implementing UEFA Futsal B licence courses and as a guide and a source of technical inspiration for futsal coaches working at all levels of the game.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual was produced under the direction and guidance of four-time European champion coach José Venancio López Hierro, without whose hard work and commitment the project would not have been possible. This comprehensive guide to futsal coaching also includes input from fellow Spaniard and two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner Javier Lozano Cid and former European champion Roberto Menichelli of Italy.
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