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  Italy start Futsal EURO title defence in Poland
 
Monday, 29 September 2014

Holders Italy will face Belarus and Poland after the draw was made for UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 qualifying.

Of the record entry of 46 teams among them hosts Serbia 24 will start in January's preliminary round, including debutants Scotland. They play Israel, Armenia and Sweden, with the six preliminary group winners and best runners-up through to the main round, which was also drawn today.

At that stage there will be seven groups, with Italy up against the winners of preliminary round Group B as well as Belarus and Poland. Spain who missed out on a fifth straight title in Antwerp last February, coming in third take on Hungary, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the best preliminary round runners-up.

Preliminary round: 1318 January 2015

Group A: Greece, Bulgaria*, Denmark, Gibraltar
Group B: Finland, Montenegro*, Cyprus, Wales
Group C: Georgia, Lithuania*, Switzerland, Estonia
Group D: France, Moldova*, Albania, San Marino
Group E: Latvia, England, Andorra, Malta*
Group F: Israel, Armenia, Sweden*, Scotland

The six group winners plus the best runners-up join the 21 sides given a bye to the main round.

Main round: 1722 March 2015

Group 1: Russia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Winner of preliminary round Group E
Group 2: Spain, Hungary, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Best runners-up
Group 3: Italy, Belarus, Poland*, Winner of Group B
Group 4: Ukraine, Azerbaijan*, Belgium, Winner of Group A
Group 5: Czech Republic, Slovenia*, Norway, Winner of Group D
Group 6: Croatia*, Slovakia, Turkey, Winner of Group F
Group 7: Portugal, Romania*, Kazakhstan, Winner of Group C

The seven group winners will progress to join hosts Serbia in the final tournament from 213 February 2016.

The seven runners-up plus the best third-placed team will enter the play-offs on 15 and 22 September 2015 (drawn on 10 June). The winners of the four two-legged ties will complete the 12-nation lineup for the finals.

courtesy: UEFA.com

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2 (2) Brazil191020
3 (3) Italy174630
4 (4) Russia174340
5 (5) Argentina168472
6 (6) Portugal16205-1
7 (7) Iran16026-1
8 (8) Ukraine147280
9 (9) Colombia1415123
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