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ⓘ UEFA Womens Futsal Euro 2021. The 2021 UEFA Womens Futsal Championship, also referred to as UEFA Womens Futsal Euro 2021, will be the second edition of the UEFA ..




                                     

ⓘ UEFA Womens Futsal Euro 2021

The 2021 UEFA Womens Futsal Championship, also referred to as UEFA Womens Futsal Euro 2021, will be the second edition of the UEFA Womens Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organised by UEFA for the womens national teams of Europe.

Spain are the defending champions.

                                     

1. Teams

A total of 24 out of 55 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying stage, with Gibraltar and Bosnia and Herzegovina making their debuts. Based on their coefficient ranking, calculated based on results in the 2019 edition, the 13 highest-ranked teams entered the main round, while the 11 lowest-ranked teams entered the preliminary round. The coefficient ranking was also used for seeding in the preliminary round and main round draws, where each team was assigned a seeding position according to their ranking for the respective draw. Three teams were pre-selected as hosts for the preliminary round and four teams were pre-selected as hosts for the main round.

The draws for the preliminary round and main round was held on 13 February 2020, 13:30 CEST UTC+2, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the preliminary round, the 11 teams were drawn into three groups: two groups of four containing one team from each of the seeding positions 1–4, and one group of three containing one team from each of the seeding positions 1–3. First, the three teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from their own designated pot and allocated to their respective group as per their seeding positions. Next, the remaining eight teams were drawn from their respective pot which were allocated according to their seeding positions the lowest-ranked teams were allocated first to seeding position 4, then seeding position 3.
  • In the main round, the 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, containing one team from each of the seeding positions 1–4. First, the four teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from their own designated pot and allocated to their respective group as per their seeding positions. Next, the remaining 12 teams were drawn from their respective pot which were allocated according to their seeding positions. Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, Spain and Gibraltar could not be drawn in the same group. Should Gibraltar qualify for the main round, and were drawn into the same group as Spain, they would be swapped with the relevant team from the next available group.
Notes
  • Teams marked in bold have qualified for the final tournament.
  • Romania Coeff. 1.000, Rank 14 are the only team to participate in 2019 qualifying but not in 2021.
  • H: Teams pre-selected as hosts for the preliminary round and the main round
                                     

2. Format

In the preliminary round and main round, each group is played as a round-robin mini-tournament at the pre-selected hosts.

In the final tournament, the four qualified teams play in knockout format, either at a host selected by UEFA from one of the teams, or at a neutral venue.

                                     

2.1. Format Tiebreakers

In the preliminary round and main round, teams are ranked according to points, and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings Regulations Articles 14.01 and 14.02:

  • Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  • Goal difference in all group matches;
  • Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage;
  • Drawing of lots.
  • Disciplinary points ;
  • UEFA coefficient ranking;
  • Goals scored in all group matches;
  • Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;


                                     

3. Schedule

The schedule of the competition is as follows.

In the preliminary round and main round, the schedule of each group is as follows, with one rest day between matchdays 2 and 3 for four-team groups, and no rest days for three-team groups Regulations Articles 18.04, 18.05 and 18.06:

Note: For scheduling, the hosts are considered as Team 1, while the visiting teams are considered as Team 2, Team 3, and Team 4 according to their seeding positions.

                                     

4. Preliminary round

The winners of each group advance to the main round to join the 13 teams which receive byes. The preliminary round was originally scheduled to be played between 5–10 May 2020, but had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, to a later date comprised tentatively between June and September.

Times are CEST UTC+2, as listed by UEFA.

                                     

5. Final tournament

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw

The draw for the final tournament will be held in late 2020.

Squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 14 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers.

Bracket

In the semi-finals and final, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary; however, no extra time is used in the third place match Regulations Article 16.02 and 16.03.

Times are CET UTC+1, as listed by UEFA.

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