Futsal World Cup preliminary round latest

Qualifying for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup runs until Sunday with the preliminary round involving 32 of the record European entry of 49, aiming for six places alongside hosts Lithuania in the 24-team finals.

  • Preliminary round fixtures and results
  • Teams through so far: England, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Moldova (5 tbc)
  • Main round draw already made (16 teams have byes), games in October
  • Elite round, play-offs and finals follow in 2020


Georgia topped their group with a game to spare

Preliminary round groups
Group A (ends Saturday)
Through: England
Could still go through: Latvia*, Cyprus
Eliminated: Gibraltar

Group B (ends Saturday): Belarus*, Norway, Kosovo, Andorra

Group C (ends Sunday)
Through: FYR Macedonia*, Albania
Eliminated: Greece, San Marino

Group D (ends Saturday)
Through: Georgia* (group winners)
Could still go through: Denmark, Germany, Israel

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FYR Macedonia swept through

Group E (ends Saturday)
Through: Belgium, Sweden*
Eliminated: Armenia, Malta

Group F (complete)
Winners: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Runners-up: Switzerland
Eliminated: Turkey, Scotland

Group G (ends Saturday)
Through: Netherlands
Could still go through: Montenegro, Bulgaria*
Eliminated: Estonia

©Vadim Caftanat

Moldova made progress

Group H (ends Saturday)
Through: Finland, Moldova*
Eliminated: Wales, Northern Ireland


  • The top two teams in each group will progress to the main round
  • There were World Cup debuts for Germany, Kosovo and Scotland, plus Northern Ireland, making their bow in any international men’s futsal competition

Main round draw (22–27 October)
Group 1
: Spain, Poland*, Georgia, Preliminary round Group H runners-up

©Vadim Caftanat

Action from Finland’s win against Wales

Group 2: Ukraine*, Slovenia, Preliminary round Group C winners, Preliminary round Group B runners-up

Group 3: Azerbaijan*, Slovakia, Preliminary round Group H winners, Preliminary round Group G runners-up

Group 4: Italy*, Hungary, Preliminary round Group B winners, Preliminary round Group A runners-up

Group 5: Kazakhstan, Romania*, Preliminary round Group G winners, Preliminary round Group C runners-up

Group 6: Serbia, France*, Preliminary round Group E winners, Switzerland

Group 7: Russia, Croatia*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Preliminary round Group E runners-up

Group 8: Portugal*, Czech Republic, Preliminary round Group A winners, Preliminary round, Group D runners-up


  • The top two teams in each group will progress to the elite round
  • Spain have qualified for all eight previous World Cups and won in 2000 and 2004
  • Russia lost the 2016 final to Argentina
  • Portugal are the reigning European champions

Road to Lithuania: calendar
Elite round draw: 7 November 2019
Elite round: 28 January–2 February 2020
Play-off draw: tbc, Nyon
Play-offs: 9 12 April 2020
Finals draw: tbc, Lithuania
Finals: 12 September–4 October 2020, Lithuania

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