Futsal World Cup qualifying main round groups begin September 17

The main round of the 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiers begins on September 17 with holders Portugal among the teams starting their campaigns in the 12 groups of three, played home and away .

The 12 group winners and four best runners-up advance directly to the elite round, played home and away at the end of 2023. The other eight finalists enter the main round play-offs in April, to decide the last four round slots elite.

Qualifying format: how will the seven European contenders be selected?


Group 1: Spain, Moldova, Cyprus
Group 2
: Georgia, Belgium, Austria
Group 3
: Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia
Group 4
: Portugal (holder), Belarus, Lithuania
Group 5
: Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Montenegro
Group 6
: Azerbaijan, Poland, Greece
Group 7
: Croatia, Hungary, Israel
Group 8
: Finland, Romania, Denmark
Group 9
: Serbia, France, Norway
Group 10
: Italy, North Macedonia, Sweden
Group 11
: Ukraine, Netherlands, Kosovo
Group 12: Slovakia, Latvia, Germany

Group 1: Spain, Moldova, Cyprus

October 8: Moldova – Cyprus
October 11: Spain – Moldova
November 8: Cyprus v Spain
March 1: Spain vs Cyprus
March 5: Cyprus v Moldova
March 8: Moldova – Spain

Group 2: Georgia, Belgium, Austria

October 5: Belgium vs Austria
October 8: Georgia vs Belgium
October 12: Austria vs Georgia
November 9: Georgia vs Austria
March 4: Austria vs Belgium
March 7: Belgium vs Georgia

Group 3: Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia

September 17: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Armenia
September 20: Czech Republic – Bosnia and Herzegovina
October 8: Armenia – Czech Republic
October 12: Czech Republic – Armenia
March 3: Armenia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
March 8: Bosnia and Herzegovina – Czech Republic

Group 4: Portugal, Belarus, Lithuania

October 6: Portugal – Belarus
October 11: Lithuania – Portugal
November 9: Portugal v Lithuania
March 1: Lithuania vs Belarus
March 7: Belarus – Portugal
TBC: Belarus v Lithuania

Futsal EURO 2022: All Portugal’s goals

Group 5: Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Montenegro

September 20: Slovenia v Montenegro
October 8: Kazakhstan vs Slovenia
October 12: Montenegro – Kazakhstan
November 9: Kazakhstan v Montenegro
March 3: Montenegro vs Slovenia
March 8: Slovenia v Kazakhstan

Group 6: Azerbaijan, Poland, Greece

September 19: Poland v Greece
October 7: Azerbaijan – Poland
October 11: Greece vs Azerbaijan
November 9: Greece vs Poland
March 3: Azerbaijan – Greece
March 7: Poland vs Azerbaijan

Group 7: Croatia, Hungary, Israel

September 19: Hungary v Israel
October 7: Croatia vs Hungary
October 12: Israel vs Croatia
November 8: Croatia vs Israel
March 2: Israel vs Hungary
March 7: Hungary v Croatia

Group 8: Finland, Romania, Denmark

October 6: Romania vs Denmark
October 11: Finland – Romania
November 8: Denmark – Finland
March 1: Romania vs Finland
March 5: Denmark vs Romania
March 8: Finland vs Denmark

Group 9: Serbia, France, Norway

October 5: Norway vs Serbia
October 8: France vs Norway
October 12: Serbia vs France
November 9: Serbia v Norway
March 2: Norway vs France
March 7: France vs Serbia

Group 10: Italy, North Macedonia, Sweden

October 7: Sweden vs North Macedonia
October 12: North Macedonia – Italy
November 9: Italy vs Sweden
March 1: Italy vs North Macedonia
March 5: North Macedonia vs Sweden
March 8: Sweden vs Italy

Group 11: Ukraine, Netherlands, Kosovo

September 18: Netherlands v Kosovo
October 7: Ukraine v Kosovo
October 11: Ukraine – Netherlands
November 8: Kosovo v Ukraine
March 3: Kosovo v Netherlands
March 8: Netherlands vs Ukraine

Futsal EURO 2022: Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine

Group 12: Slovakia, Latvia, Germany

October 5: Latvia v Germany
October 8: Slovakia vs Latvia
October 12: Germany vs Slovakia
November 9: Slovakia vs Germany
March 1: Germany vs Latvia
March 8: Latvia vs Slovakia


  • The 23 teams with the highest coefficients of the 47 entered* in November 2021 begin the group stage of the main round: Spain, Portugal (holder), Kazakhstan, Croatia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Finland, Romania, Slovakia, Georgia, Belarus, Netherlands, Hungary, France, Belgium, Latvia, North Macedonia (*Russia suspended)
  • The remaining 13 places are occupied by the two best teams from each of the six preliminary round groups, plus the best third team: Armenia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway* *, Sweden. (**Best team ranked third)
  • Austria, who were making their World Cup debut, took part in a futsal qualifying round for the first time.
  • Portugal have won the 2021 World Cup in Lithuania as well as the last two Futsal EUROs; Spain won the World Cup in 2000 and 2004.
  • Apart from Portugal, Spain and Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Serbia also played in the 2021 World Cup.
  • Teams that have played in previous World Cups: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine

Match dates

September 17–20, 2022
October 5–12, 2022
November 8–9, 2022
March 1–8, 2023

Road to the final

Main round play-off draw: 10 March 2023, Nyon
Main round play-offs: April 10-19, 2023
Elite Round Draw: July 5, 2023
Elite Round: Home and Away groups must be completed by December 20, 2023
Elite round play-off draw: January 25, 2024, Nyon
Elite round play-offs: April 8-17, 2024

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