Futsal World Cup schedule confirmed
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At its first meeting of the year last week, the FIFA Executive Committee approved the match schedule for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, which will begin with four matches on Thursday 1 November 2012.

In February, the FIFA Futsal Committee had agreed an amendment to start the 24-team tournament one day earlier than previously planned, and the full 18-day schedule has now been confirmed. Click the document on the right to view all fixtures.

Four stadiums will be used as venues during the event: Bangkok Futsal Arena, Indoor Stadium Huamark and Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, and Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The former will host the opening match, as well as both semi-finals and the final itself, while the remaining three will be used throughout the group stages and for some knockout ties.

Only two teams have so far booked their place at the tournament in Thailand. The hosts qualified automatically and are joined by the Solomon Islands, who were victorious in Oceania’s preliminary competition.