Futsal EURO 2026 Main Round Draw: Groups Announced

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40 Teams Set for Exciting Showdown in the Road to the Finals


The UEFA Futsal EURO 2026 main round draw has set the stage for an exciting competition, splitting 40 teams into ten groups of four. These teams will compete in home-and-away games between December 2024 and April 2025 for a chance to secure ten finals and eight play-off spots.

Futsal EURO 2026 Main Round Groups

Group 1: Ukraine, Romania, Germany, Cyprus

Group 2: Finland, Italy, Belarus, Malta

Group 3: Poland, Slovakia, Moldova, Türkiye

Group 4: Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro, Norway

Group 5: Croatia, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Greece

Group 6: Kazakhstan, Armenia, Denmark, Albania

Group 7: Portugal (holders), Netherlands, North Macedonia, Andorra

Group 8: Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Switzerland

Group 9: Serbia, Czechia, Belgium, Austria

Group 10: France, Georgia, Kosovo, Bulgaria

Co-hosts Latvia and Lithuania automatically progress to the finals. The top 34 qualifying contenders in the UEFA men’s futsal national team coefficient ranking as of December 2023, including holders Portugal, entered directly into the main round. They are joined by the six teams that advanced from April’s preliminary round: Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, and Switzerland.

The ten group winners from the main round will join co-hosts Latvia and Lithuania in the 2026 finals. The eight best runners-up will enter the play-offs in September 2025.

Key Contenders and Historic Achievements

Portugal, the reigning champions, have dominated recent tournaments, winning the Futsal EURO titles in 2018 and 2022, the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup, and the 2022 Futsal Finalissima. Spain, with seven European titles, and Italy, with two, remain strong competitors. Ukraine, twice runners-up, reached the 2022 semi-finals, losing the third-place match to Spain.

Other notable teams include Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Slovakia, who were quarter-finalists in 2022. Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, hosts Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, and Slovenia also participated in 2022. Teams like Belarus, Belgium, Czechia, France, Hungary, Romania, and Türkiye have previously qualified for the competition.

Andorra and Malta have made significant strides, qualifying for this stage for the first time. Malta, in particular, achieved their first competitive win in the preliminary round.

Looking Ahead

Croatia, France, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Ukraine will represent Europe at the 2024 World Cup in Uzbekistan from 14 September to 6 October. Both Latvia and Lithuania will make their finals debut in 2026, adding to the excitement of the upcoming tournament.

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