- UEFA play-offs to resolve continent’s final two World Cup locations
- Serbia face Finland whereas Croatia tackle Czech Republic
- Spain, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia and hosts Lithuania already assured berths
Europe’s final two locations on the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 will likely be decided between 6 and 10 November 2020 in a play-off collection that includes the 4 second-positioned sides from the UEFA elite spherical. The line-up sees Serbia go up towards Finland, and Croatia tackle Czech Republic.
6 November, first leg
Serbia 🇷🇸 – 🇫🇮 Finland (18:00, in Kragujevac)
7 November, first leg
Croatia 🇭🇷 – 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (19:00, in Zadar)
November 10, second leg
Finland 🇫🇮 – 🇷🇸 Serbia (18:00, in Vantaa)
Czech Republic 🇨🇿 – 🇭🇷 Croatia (18:10, in Brno)
In their showdown with Finland, Serbia will likely be hoping to draw on their expertise of reaching the 2012 Futsal World Cup. The Finns, for their half, have but to grace a serious worldwide event. The groups’ head-to-head report additionally favours the Balkan facet, who’ve triumphed in all 4 of their prior official conferences. Finland coach Mico Martic, who performed at one Futsal World Cup and one European Championship with Croatia, will likely be making an attempt to go that have on to his workforce as they try to make historical past.
By distinction, the play-off between Croatia and Czech Republic would be the assembly of two outdated acquaintances, whose matches have all the time been tight affairs. In truth, when Croatia final certified for the Futsal World Cup in 2000, they sealed their place with a 7-6 victory over Czech Republic within the decisive qualifying match. That stated, the Czechs are common individuals on the World Cup and will likely be going all out to safe a fourth look on the international showpiece.
The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 will likely be performed from 12 September to 3 October, the day the following champions will likely be topped. The 13 international locations certified up to now are:
AFC: qualifying but to be held
CAF: Angola, Egypt, Morocco
Concacaf: qualifying but to be held
CONMEBOL: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela
OFC: Solomon Islands
UEFA: Spain, Kazakhstan, Lithuania (hosts), Portugal, Russia