12:00 CET, 29 September, Ljubljana Castle
• The teams are seeded as follows: hosts Slovenia (who will be in position one of Group A), and, in Pot 1, holders Spain and the two next teams with the best coefficients in the UEFA European Futsal Championship rankings (Russia and Portugal), who will be drawn into position 1 in the other three groups.
• Each of the four associations with the next best coefficients are placed in Pot 2 and drawn into a group in position 2, with the remaining teams in Pot 3.
Placed in position 1 of Group A: Slovenia (hosts)
Pot 1: Spain (holders), Russia, Portugal
Pot 2: Italy, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazazhstan
Pot 3: Play-off winners x 4 (Romania/Georgia, Hungary/Poland, Czech Republic/Serbia, France/Croatia)
• Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn into the same group or play on the same matchday; thus if Russia is drawn in Group B, Ukraine (if they have been drawn in Group A or B) will be placed in Group C; if Russia is drawn in Group C or D, Ukraine (if they have been drawn in Group C or D) will be placed in Group A or B. Any other restrictions will be announced
• The sides are drawn into four groups of three teams, with the top two in each section progressing to the quarter-finals.
Finals schedule (kick-off times tbc)
Tuesday 30 January
Group A: Slovenia v A3
Group B: B1 v B3
Wednesday 31 January
Group C: C1 v C3
Group D: D1 v D3
Thursday 1 February
Group A: A3 v A2
Group B: B3 v B2
Friday 2 February
Group C: C3 v C2
Group D: D3 v D2
Saturday 3 February
Group A: A2 v Slovenia
Group B: B2 v B1
Sunday 4 February
Group C: C2 v C1
Group D: D2 v D1
Monday 5 February
QF1: Winner A v Runner-up B
QF2: Runner-up A v Winner B
Tuesday 6 February
QF3: Winner C v Runner-up D
QF4: Runner-up C v Winner D
Thursday 8 February
SF1: QF1 v QF3
SF2: QF2 v QF4
Saturday 10 February
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UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 comprises of a preliminary round, main round, play-off round and 12-team final tournament played in Slovenia.
Five groups of four teams each and two of three are played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 23 January to 1 February 2017 The seven group winners progress to the main round.
The seven progressing sides join the 21 highest-ranked qualifying contenders in seven groups of four teams played as one-venue mini-tournaments between 3 and 12 April 2017. The seven group winners progress to the final tournament, where they join hosts Slovenia, while the seven runners-up and best third-placed team enter the play-offs.
The eight teams are drawn into four pairs to play two-legged ties in September 2017. The four winners complete the final tournament lineup.
The final tournament between 30 January and 10 February 2018 will begin with the 12 contenders draw into four groups of three teams. The top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals, from where the tournament is a knockout competition.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.