- The FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™ final can be performed on Sunday 3 October
- Vilnius and Klaipėda full the trio of host cities throughout Lithuania that can host 52 matches involving 24 of the world’s finest futsal groups
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With lower than six months to go till the beginning of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™, the match’s match schedule was unveiled at present. Kaunas has been confirmed because the host of the opening and final matches, with Vilnius and Klaipėda finishing the listing of host cities for the primary-ever FIFA competitors to be organised in Lithuania. The capital of Lithuania will welcome group-stage matches and two quarter-finals, whereas Klaipėda will shut out the group-stage matches after six days of intense competitors.
In this ninth version of the FIFA Futsal World Cup™, 24 groups will compete throughout 52 matches within the hope of succeeding Argentina and being topped futsal world champions, with the opening scheduled for Sunday, 12 September and the grand finale set to happen at Kaunas Arena on Sunday, 3 October.
“Lithuania is getting ready to host the best futsal players in the world, and we are really looking forward to hosting the first-ever FIFA tournament in our country. Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda are all making great progress in their preparations, and we expect to organise one of the most entertaining FIFA Futsal World Cups ever. Our Local Organising Committee, the Lithuanian government and the host municipalities are working very hard and with a lot of excitement as the tournament kick-off date fast approaches,” stated Lithuanian Football Federation President Tomas Danilevičius.
Visvaldas Matijosaitis, Mayor of Kaunas, celebrated town’s appointment: “It can be a fantastic honour and pleasure for Kaunas to welcome one of the best futsal gamers from all around the world. We are proud to host the group section and the final stage of the match. We settle for this as an distinctive alternative and strong recognition of our metropolis. Kaunas is a quick-rising, trendy and open metropolis that has an extended custom of sports activities and has raised a whole bunch of world-class athletes. We are persistently investing in sports activities infrastructure, and in its renovation and improvement. We are very keen about sport.
“Therefore, this FIFA Futsal World Cup is an actual reward and a cause for us to have fun. We hope that each one workforce members, visitors and futsal followers may have a memorable expertise in Kaunas and benefit from the hospitality of our individuals. We like to say that we’re a kaunastic metropolis and we want everybody to find a way to expertise that. We hope that the taking part groups have thrilling video games, and that followers expertise plenty of feelings!”
Apart from host Lithuania – who can be making their debut within the final phases of a FIFA competitors – 17 groups have already booked their tickets for the occasion.
Joining Lithuania in representing UEFA can be Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Serbia.
Defending champions Argentina and 5-time champions Brazil have each secured their spots and can signify CONMEBOL along with Paraguay and Venezuela.
The OFC can be represented by the Solomon Islands, whereas Angola, Egypt and Morocco will all fly the flag for CAF.
The Venezuelan and Angolans have each made historical past for his or her international locations by managing to qualify for a FIFA Futsal World Cup for the very first time.
The AFC has assigned their first three spots to IR Iran, Japan and Uzbekistan, whereas Iraq, Lebanon, Thailand and Vietnam will compete in a play-off match to resolve the remaining two Asian slots.
The Concacaf Futsal Championship will decide the final 4 groups qualifying for the match.
“The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 is fast approaching and excitement is building. The Local Organising Committee is working very hard to be ready for September, and it will be a very good experience for Lithuania to successfully host their first FIFA competition. Kaunas will be the perfect host for the opening and final matches. The city has a modern arena, a strategic position in the middle of the country, and a proven successful track record of hosting international sporting events and other major entertainment events. Vilnius and Klaipėda have state-of-the-art arenas and complete a very exciting trio of host cities. We’re sure this will be a very successful edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup,” stated Jaime Yarza, FIFA’s Director of Tournaments.
The key dates for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 embrace:
- Opening match – 12 September
- Round-of-16 matches – 22, 23 and 24 September
- Quarter-finals – 26 and 27 September
- Semi-finals – 29 and 30 September
- Third/fourth-place playoff and final – 3 October
Further info on ticketing can be introduced over the approaching months. Fans wishing to safe their seat for this distinctive match are requested to commonly test FIFA.com/tickets.
The match schedule can also be obtainable as an attachment.