Women's Futsal EURO main round report
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Portugal, Russia, holders Spain and Ukraine won their main round groups to reach the March finals.
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Portugal, Russia, Spain and Ukraine have sealed their places in the UEFA Women's Futsal EURO 2022 finals by winning their main round groups.
Holders Spain and fellow 2019 finals contenders Portugal, Russia and Ukraine were among 13 teams entering at this stage, joined by preliminary round winners Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovakia. The four group winners now compete in the knockout finals on 24 or 25 and 26 or 27 March 2022, in principle hosted by one of the contenders.
Russia were the first to book their place in the finals again, topping Group 1 with a game to spare after beating the Netherlands and Hungary, then seeing off home side Belarus. Holders Spain joined them with a third Group 4 victory, against hosts Sweden, and Portugal also went through on nine points as they beat the home team in Group 2, Croatia. Group 3 in Ukraine with the hosts defeating Finland to make the finals, both teams having won their opening two games.
- Qualified from preliminary round: Belgium, Netherlands, Slovakia
- Spain won the first edition in 2019, with hosts Portugal finishing runners-up and Russia defeating Ukraine for third place.
- The competition was postponed from its original dates between May 2020 and February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The four group winners advance to the knockout finals in late March. In principle, one of the competing nations will be appointed as hosts.
Through to finals: Russia
Also in group: Hungary, Netherlands, Belarus (hosts)
Through to finals: Portugal
Also in group: Poland, Croatia (hosts), Slovenia
Through to finals: Ukraine (hosts)
Also in group: Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic
Through to finals: Spain (holders)
Also in group: Italy, Sweden (hosts), Slovakia