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International Competitions - December 06, 2020 15:45Futsal EURO qualifying round play-offsLast duel: Bulgaria or Armenia? Both games in VarnaCourtesy: UEFA.com

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Saturday 5 December 2020

Armenia face Bulgaria on Sunday and Wednesday to join Denmark, Greece, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Switzerland in reaching the qualifying group stage.

The UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 qualifying play-offs are deciding the last seven spots in the new home-and-away qualifying group stage that begin on Tuesday.

The nine UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 qualifying round group runners-up and five third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their group enter the qualifying round play-offs.

The play-off winners join the qualifying group winners and FIFA Futsal World Cup elite-round contenders in the qualifying group stage played as home and away groups over six matchdays between December and April.
Fifteen teams will eventually join the Netherlands in the finals in Amsterdam and Groningen from 19 January to 6 February 2022.

Play-off guide
Through so far: Denmark, Greece, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Switzerland

Israel got through a round of futsal competition for the first time to get to this stage and have done so again by pipping Cyprus

San Marino progressed through a round for the first time in any UEFA competition at any level to reach this stage but fell to Denmark

Montenegro eliminated 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup hosts Lithuania, who will now make their finals debut in the global competition next September

Germany trailed Switzerland 7-4 on aggregate with just over ten minutes left of their second leg but fell short only on away goals

2012 qualifiers Turkey equalised in the last minute of their second leg in Greece but were also pipped on away goals
The tie between Armenia and Bulgaria will be played in December

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided that England have forfeited their tie against North Macedonia, who are deemed to have won both legs 5-0


Already in qualifying group stage

Teams who competed in the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup elite round: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Portugal (holders), Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine

Qualifying round group winners: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Poland


Second legs

9 December
Armenia vs Bulgaria (played in Varna)

12 November
Greece 1-1 Turkey (agg: 4-4, Greece win on away goals)

9 November
Germany 5-3 Switzerland (agg: 7-7, Switzerland win on away goals)

8 November
Denmark 2-0 San Marino (agg: 4-1)
Lithuania 1-2 Montenegro (agg: 1-5)

7 November
Cyprus 3-3 Israel (agg: 5-6)


First legs

6 December
Bulgaria vs Armenia

6 November
Turkey 3-3 Greece
Switzerland 4-2 Germany

4 November
San Marino 1-2 Denmark

3 November
Israel 3-2 Cyprus

2 November
Montenegro 3-0 Lithuania


Qualifying group stage

Group 1: Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Ukraine
Group 2: Bulgaria/Armenia, France, Georgia, Russia
Group 3: Greece, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Moldova
Group 4: North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group 5: Israel, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Belarus
Group 6: Switzerland, Spain, Latvia, Slovenia
Group 7: Montenegro, Italy, Belgium, Finland
Group 8: Poland, Portugal (holders), Norway, Czech Republic

Play-off

Eighth-ranked runner-up vs Seventh-ranked runner-up

Two-legged tie from 14–17 November 2021.



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