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FIFA Futsal World Cup: Lithuania

Lithuania will stage the ninth FIFA Futsal World Cup and will be joined by six other European teams among the 24 contenders.

Argentina won the last World Cup in 2016
Argentina won the last World Cup in 2016 ©Getty Images

Lithuania will stage the ninth FIFA Futsal World Cup, with the new dates 12 September to 3 October 2021 after postponement from 2020. The hosts will be among 24 finalists, including six other European qualifiers.

Venues

  • Kaunas Arena
  • Vilnius Arena
  • Klaipėda Arena

Qualifiers

AFC: 5 tbc
CAF: Angola, Egypt, Morocco
CONCACAF: 4 tbc
CONMEBOL: Argentina (holders), Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela (debut)
OFC: Solomon Islands
UEFA: Kazakhstan, Lithuania (hosts, debut), Portugal, Russia, Spain, 2 tbc (winners of November play-offs: Croatia v Czech Republic and Serbia v Finland)

World Cup roll of honour

2016: Argentina 5-4 Russia (Colombia)
2012: Brazil 3-2 aet Spain (Thailand)
2008: Brazil 2-2, 4-3 pens Spain (Brazil)
2004: Spain 2-1 Italy (Chinese Taipei)
2000: Spain 4-3 Brazil (Guatemala)
1996: Brazil 6-4 Spain (Spain)
1992: Brazil 4-1 United States (Hong Kong)
1989: Brazil 2-1 Netherlands (Netherlands)

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