The UEFA Executive Committee has decided on the qualification matches of the European championship on football of 2022.
Have changed the dates of the matches of the playoff qualifying round, they will be held 2-11 November 2020. At the same time, the games of the group rounds of selection and further play-off is scheduled for 6 December 2020 to November 17, 2021.
We will remind, the national team of Ukraine will start their journey in the group stage of qualification. There are 32 teams (16 participants in the elite round of qualifying for the world Cup 2020, the nine group winners qualifying round and the seven winners of the play-offs) will be split into eight groups of four teams. For the first time in the history of the tournament, the teams at this stage will play against opponents home and away, spending against each opponent in the group two matches. The eight group winners and six best runners-up will join the Netherlands in the final stage.
Two second-place winners that have not made it to the final tournament directly, will play butt matches. The order of meetings will be determined by a draw. The winner of the play-offs will join the other 15 participants of the final stage.
The matches of the final tournament will take place in Amsterdam and Groningen. 16 teams will be divided into four groups. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the 1/4 finals.
Note that because of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 the draw for the group stage of qualification had previously been postponed to 7 July this year.
Euro 2022 Futsal. The tournament schedule
The draw for the group stage of qualifying: July 7, 2020 (Nyon).
Group stage and play-offs qualifications: 6 Dec 2020 – 17 Nov 2021.
The draw for the final tournament: the end of 2021.
Final tournament: January 19 – February 6, 2022, Amsterdam and Groningen (the Netherlands).
The format of the tournament