Futsal Euro 2022: UEFA has changed the qualifying dates
The UEFA Executive Committee, which was met by video conference by UAFA President, a member of the UEFA Executive Committee Andrii Pavelko, has decided on the 2022 European Futsal Championship qualifiers.
According to the UEFA official website, the dates of the playoffs of the qualifying round have been changed - they will take place on November 2-11, 2020. At the same time, the games of the qualifying round and the subsequent playoffs are scheduled for the period from December 6, 2020 to November 17, 2021.
We would remind that the national team of Ukraine will start its journey in the group qualifying round. There 32 teams (16 participants of the elite round of qualification of the 2020 World Cup, nine winners of the groups of the qualifying round and seven winners of the match matches) will be divided into eight groups of four teams. For the first time in the history of the tournament teams at this stage will play against opponents at home and away, having played against each opponent in a group of two matches. Eight group winners and six top second place holders will join the Netherlands in the final stage.
The two runners-up, who did not make it to the final tournament of the tournament, will play stick matches. The order of meetings will determine the draw. The winner of the match matches will join the other 15 participants of the final stage.
The matches of the final tournament will take place in Amsterdam and Groningen. 16 teams will be divided into four groups. The two best teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
Note that due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the draw of the group stage of qualification pre was postponed on July 7 this year.
Futsal Euro-2022. Tournament calendar
Group qualification draw: July 7, 2020 (Nyon).
Group stage and butt qualifying matches: December 6, 2020 - November 17, 2021.
Final tournament draw: the end of 2021.
Final tournament: 19 January - 6 February 2022, Amsterdam and Groningen (Netherlands).
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