Following FIFA’s inspection and in agreement with the Local Organising Committee, Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda have been confirmed as the Host Cities for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™, the first-ever FIFA competition to be hosted in Lithuania.
The tournament will kick off on 12 September 2020 and the successors of the current FIFA Futsal World Cup™ champions Argentina will be crowned on 3 October. The venues are: Kaunas Arena, Vilnius Arena and Klaipėda Arena.
"We are very excited to welcome back the FIFA Futsal World Cup to Europe after more than 20 years, and particularly happy to do so in Lithuania," said Jaime Yarza, Head of FIFA Tournaments. "With their great passion for indoor sports and their expertise in hosting international sporting events in indoor arenas, I am sure Lithuania and the Local Organising Committee will make the best of this opportunity to host their first‑ever FIFA event."
In addition to hosts Lithuania, who will make their debut in the competition, 23 other teams will qualify from six separate continental competitions with the slots assigned as follows:
- AFC: five teams
- CAF: three teams
- Concacaf: four teams
- CONMEBOL: four teams
- OFC: one team
- UEFA: six teams + host (Lithuania)
More information on the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ is available on FIFA.com.