Portugal, Russia and Spain have sealed their places in the UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO 2022 finals, with Ukraine or Finland to join them after they meet to end the main round on Sunday.
Holders Spain and fellow 2019 finals contenders Portugal, Russia and Ukraine were among 13 teams entering at this stage, joined by preliminary round winners Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovakia. The four group winners qualify for the knockout finals on 24 or 25 and 26 or 27 March 2022, hosted by one of the contenders.
Russia were the first to book their place in the finals again, topping Group 1 with a game to spare after beating the Netherlands and Hungary, then seeing off home side Belarus. On Saturday, holders Spain joined them with a third Group 4 victory, against hosts Sweden, and Portugal also went through on nine points as they beat the home team in Group 2, Croatia.
Group 3 in Ukraine will be settled on Sunday with the hosts qualifying if they avoid defeat against Finland, both teams having won their opening two games.
Group 1 (complete)
Through to finals: Russia
Also in group: Hungary, Netherlands, Belarus (hosts)
Group 2 (complete)
Through to finals: Portugal
Also in group: Poland, Croatia (hosts), Slovenia
Group 3 (ends Sunday): Ukraine (hosts), Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium
Group 4 (complete)
Through to finals: Spain (holders)
Also in group: Italy, Sweden (hosts), Slovakia