The countdown to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ reaches an vital milestone in the present day with the official draw going down at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.
Tune in at 17:00 CET and watch the video above to comply with the draw live.
The draw will probably be attended by futsal legend Kike and one in all Lithuania’s all-time footballing greats Edgaras Jankauskas.
The 24 taking part groups
The following 24 international locations will participate in the match: Lithuania (hosts), Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Football Union of Russia (RFU)*, Egypt, Guatemala, IR Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Solomon Islands, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Czech Republic, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Venezuela.
Teams’ pot allocation
The 24 taking part groups have been divided into the following 4 pots of six based mostly on their rating from latest match outcomes:
Pot 1: Lithuania, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, RFU*, Portugal
Pot 2: IR Iran, Paraguay, Egypt, Costa Rica, Thailand, Czech Republic
Pot 3: Solomon Islands, Japan, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Panama
Pot 4: Morocco, Vietnam, USA, Uzbekistan, Angola, Venezuela
*Football Union of Russia, being the member affiliation of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and a December 2020 determination by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, this crew will take part in the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ as impartial athletes of its nationwide sports activities federation.
Key match dates
- Opening recreation: 12 September
- Round of 16: 22, 23 and 24 September
- Quarter-finals: 26 and 27 September
- Semi-finals: 29 and 30 September
- Match for third/fourth place and closing: 3 October