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Futsal World Cup qualifying draw

Published: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 14.49CET
The draws for the first two rounds of qualifying have been made, with the first games in January.
Futsal World Cup qualifying draw
Futsal World Cup preliminary round draw ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 14.49CET

Futsal World Cup qualifying draw

The draws for the first two rounds of qualifying have been made, with the first games in January.

The draws for the first two rounds of 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying have been made, involving 48 of the record European entry of 49, aiming for six places alongside hosts Lithuania in the 24-team finals.

Preliminary round draw (29 January–3 February 2019)
Group A: Latvia*, England, Cyprus, Gibraltar

Group B: Belarus*, Norway, Kosovo, Andorra

Group C: FYR Macedonia*, Albania, Greece, San Marino

Group D: Georgia*, Denmark, Germany, Israel

Group E: Belgium, Sweden*, Armenia, Malta

Group F: Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Turkey, Switzerland, Scotland

Group G: Netherlands, Montenegro, Bulgaria*, Estonia

Group H: Finland, Moldova*, Wales, Northern Ireland

*hosts

  • The top two teams in each group will progress to the main round.
  • There are World Cup debuts for Germany, Kosovo and Scotland, plus Northern Ireland, making their bow in any international men's futsal competition.

Main round draw (22–27 October 2019)
Group 1
: Spain, Poland*, Preliminary round Group D winners, Preliminary round Group H runners-up

Group 2: Ukraine*, Slovenia, Preliminary round Group C winners, Preliminary round Group B runners-up

Group 3: Azerbaijan*, Slovakia, Preliminary round Group H winners, Preliminary round Group G runners-up

Group 4: Italy*, Hungary, Preliminary round Group B winners, Preliminary round Group A runners-up

Group 5: Kazakhstan, Romania*, Preliminary round Group G winners, Preliminary round Group C runners-up

Group 6: Serbia, France*, Preliminary round Group E winners, Preliminary round Group F runners-up

Group 7: Russia, Croatia*, Preliminary round Group F winners, Preliminary round Group E runners-up

Group 8: Portugal*, Czech Republic, Preliminary round Group A winners, Preliminary round Group D runners-up

*hosts

  • The top two teams in each group will progress to the elite round.
  • Spain have qualified for all eight previous World Cups and won in 2000 and 2004.
  • Russia lost the 2016 final to Argentina.
  • Portugal are the reigning European champions.

Road to Lithuania: calendar
Elite round draw: 7 November 2019
Elite round: 28 January–2 February 2020
Play-off draw: tbc, Nyon
Play-offs: 9 & 12 April 2020
Finals draw: tbc, Lithuania
Finals: 12 September–4 October 2020, Lithuania

Last updated: 12/12/18 14.48CET

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