The four elite round winners are heading to Lithuania while the play-offs are Croatia v Czech Republic and Serbia v Finland.
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- All the results
- The four group winners qualify for the finals in Lithuania
- Confirmed in finals: Kazakhstan, Lithuania (hosts), Portugal, Russia, Spain
- The four runners-up go into the play-offs for the remaining two UEFA berths
- Confirmed play-offs: Croatia v Czech Republic, Serbia v Finland
Also in group: Italy, Belarus
Also in group: France, Ukraine
Also in group: Azerbaijan, Slovakia
Play-offs: Czech Republic
Also in group: Romania, Slovenia
- Finland (who drew with Italy and European champions Portugal before beating Belarus to reach their first major futsal play-off, and have never reached a major tournament) and Belarus both began in the preliminary round.
- Spain won the World Cup in 2000 and 2004, and reached three other finals, and will be one of just three ever-present teams in the nine editions alongside fellow champions Brazil and holders Argentina.
- Italy (2004) and Russia (2016) have also been runners-up. Italy and Ukraine have missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 2000.
Play-off ties: 2 to 11 November
Croatia v Czech Republic
Serbia v Finland
- The two play-off winners over two legs progress to the finals.
12 September to 3 October 2021 (after postponement from 2020)
Lithuania (Kaunas Arena, Vilnius Arena and Klaipėda Arena)
AFC: 5 tbc
CAF: Angola (debut), Egypt, Morocco
CONCACAF: 4 tbc
CONMEBOL: Argentina (holders), Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela (debut)
OFC: Solomon Islands
UEFA: Kazakhstan, Lithuania (hosts, debut), Portugal, Russia, Spain, 2 tbc (winners of play-offs: Croatia v Czech Republic and Serbia v Finland)