FIFA Futsal World Cup

Futsal's road to Lithuania mapped out

A tactical board is held by an assitant coach during a match of the FUTSAL World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, October 7 2008.
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There is just over a year to go until the ninth FIFA Futsal World Cup kicks off in Lithuania on 12 September 2020. Twenty-four teams from six confederations will battle it out for futsal’s greatest accolade until 4 October.

How many places are allocated to each confederation, and when can countries begin booking their tickets to Lithuania? The answers to these questions can be found at a glance below.

AFC (Asian Football Confederation)

✅Places: 5
🗓Qualification: 2020 AFC Futsal Championship - Turkmenistan (27 February - 8 March 2020), preliminary round (16 - 27 October 2019)

CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football)

✅Places: 3
🗓Qualification: 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations – Morocco (28 January - 9 February 2020)

CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football)

✅Places: 4
🗓Qualification: 2020 CONCACAF Futsal Championship (dates TBC)

CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation)

✅Places: 4
🗓Qualification: South American futsal qualifiers (dates TBC)

OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)

✅Places: 1
🗓Qualification: 2019 OFC Futsal Nations Cup, Noumea, New Caledonia (28 October - 2 November 2019)
Teams: New Caledonia (hosts), American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu

UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)

✅Places: 6 + hosts (Lithuania)
🗓Qualification: preliminary round (29 January - 3 February 2019), main round (22 - 27 October 2019), elite round (28 January - 2 February 2020), play-offs (9 & 12 April 2020)