- 22 of 24 individuals at Futsal World Cup 2021 already recognized
- Iraq, Thailand, Vietnam and Lebanon to battle it out for ultimate two berths
- Play-offs over two legs on 20 and 25 May
The full line-up for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ will likely be recognized in a number of days’ time.
With 22 of the 24 World Cup berths already stuffed, solely 4 of Asia’s groups can nonetheless aspire to participate in futsal’s showpiece occasion this September. Iraq go up in opposition to Thailand, whereas Vietnam face off in opposition to Lebanon. The winners of the two play-offs, which can happen over two legs on 20 and 25 May, advance to the worldwide finals.
The two triumphant sides will full the checklist of Asian qualifiers and be part of Japan, IR Iran and Uzbekistan, who have been nominated by the AFC to characterize the confederation based mostly on their document at latest AFC Futsal Championships in the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 version.
The video games
If they have been to beat Thailand, hosts of the 2012 World Cup, Iraq can be making their maiden look on futsal’s world stage.
However, the Thais have been one among Asia’s strongest and most constant sides in latest years, with three World Cup appearances already to their title, even when they’re but to transcend the group stage. At continental stage, they’ve twice completed runners-up in the Asian Futsal Championship (in 2008 and 2012) and underlined their standing as favourites for this recreation with a latest 1-0 pleasant win over UAE.
For their half, Lebanon would even be collaborating in their first World Cup in the event that they have been to prevail in opposition to Vietnam, who debuted on the occasion on the final version in Colombia in 2016. There the southeast Asians impressed by reaching the final 16, the place they have been comprehensively overwhelmed by eventual finalists Russia. Vietnam will due to this fact be aiming to justify their billing as agency favourites for this tie and make again-to-again look on the world occasion.
The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 kicks off on 12 September, with the ultimate scheduled for 3 October in Klaipeda.