Friday, 1 July 2022|
The FIFA Futsal World Cup main round draw streamed live from Nyon at 13:30 CET on 7 July 2022 will set 12 groups of three teams to be played by 8 March 2023.
The 36 teams are drawn into 12 groups of three teams, played home and away.
The 12 group winners and four best runners-up progress directly to the elite round.
The remaining eight runners-up enter main round play-offs.
The 23 teams with the highest coefficients of the 47 entrants* as of November 2021 start in the main round group stage: Spain, Portugal (holders), Kazakhstan, Croatia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Finland, Romania, Slovakia, Georgia, Belarus, Netherlands, Hungary, France, Belgium, Latvia, North Macedonia.
The remaining 13 spots are filled by the top two teams in each of the six preliminary round groups, plus the best third-placed team: Armenia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway**, Sweden.
**Best third-placed team.
The 36 teams are split into three pots based on their ranking. Twelve groups will be formed, each with one team from each of the three pots.
Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, the following pairs of teams cannot be drawn in the same group: Armenia and Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine, Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia.
Pot 1: Portugal (holders), Spain, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, Finland, Slovakia
Pot 2: Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Belarus, Hungary, France, Belgium, Latvia, North Macedonia, Moldova
Pot 3: Montenegro, Kosovo, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Armenia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Cyprus, Lithuania, Austria
12-21 September 2022
3-12 October 2022
6-9 November 2022
27 February-8 March 2023
Road to the finals
Main round play-off draw: 10 March 2023, Nyon
Main round play-offs: 10-19 April 2023
Elite round draw: 5 July 2023
Elite round: Home and away groups to be completed by 20 December 2023
Elite round play-off draw: 25 January 2024, Nyon
Elite round play-offs: 8-17 April 2024