UEFA Futsal Euro 2012

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UEFA Futsal Euro 2012
Tournament details
Host country  Croatia
Dates 31 January – 11 February
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (6th title)
Runner-up  Russia
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Croatia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 109 (5.45 per match)
Attendance 95,519 (4,776 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Jordi Torras (5 goals)
Best player Spain Kike
2010
2014

The UEFA Futsal Euro 2012 was the eighth official edition of the UEFA European Championship for national futsal teams. It was hosted by Croatia, and was played from January, 31 to February, 11. 12 teams competed for the title, with 11 teams gain entries from qualification rounds, while Croatia gained an automatic entry as hosts. The championship was played in the two biggest Croatian cities, Zagreb and the 15,024 seater Arena Zagreb and in Split, at the 10,931 capacity Spaladium Arena.

Spain defended his title, having won it for the 6th consecutive time.[1]

Bids[edit]

Three nations had made bids for the 2012 Championship. Alongside Croatia, Belgium – which had failed in the 2010 bid – made a new bid with Antwerp and Charleroi, while Macedonia made one with the city of Skopje. Croatia was selected to host the Championship by a decision made on March 24, 2010, at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Venues Map
Arena Arena Zagreb Spaladium Arena
Picture Arena Zagreb Spaladium Arena
City Zagreb Split
Capacity 15,024 10,931

Qualification[edit]

Forty-two nations took part in 2012 edition. Host nation qualified directly, while other had to go through qualification rounds.

The qualification was played in two stages, with 24 sides competing in the preliminary round between 20–24 January 2011. The group winners progressed to join the other 18 entrants in the next phase. In the main qualifying round, which was taking place between 24–27 February 2011, 24 teams were split in 6 groups of 4 teams. The winners and best five second-placed teams joined Croatia in the finals.

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Croatia 00Hosts 2 (1999, 2001)
 Spain 00Group 1 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Azerbaijan 00Group 1 runner-up 1 (2010)
 Russia 00Group 2 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Serbia 00Group 2 runner-up 3 (1999, 2007, 2010)
 Portugal 00Group 3 winner 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Czech Republic 00Group 4 winner 5 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Romania 00Group 4 runner-up 1 (2007)
 Ukraine 00Group 5 winner 6 (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Turkey 00Group 5 runner-up 0 (debut)
 Italy 00Group 6 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
 Slovenia 00Group 6 runner-up 2 (2003, 2010)

Seeding[edit]

UEFA announced the seedings on Monday, 28 February 2011, one day after the qualification was concluded. Croatia was automatically seeded as A1. The Draw was scheduled for 9 September 2011 in the Croatian capital Zagreb.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

 Croatia (host, assigned to A1)
 Spain (title holder)
 Italy
 Portugal

 Russia
 Czech Republic
 Ukraine
 Serbia

 Azerbaijan
 Romania
 Slovenia
 Turkey

Referees[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 7 5 +2 6
 Romania 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 5 8 −3 0
31 January 2012
21:00
Croatia  2 – 1  Romania
Marinović Goal 23'
Grcić Goal 35'
Report Csoma Goal 30'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)

2 February 2012
18:30
Romania  3 – 1  Czech Republic
Dobre Goal 17'
Ignat Goal 34'
Matei Goal 37'
Report Belej Goal 8'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland)

4 February 2012
20:30
Czech Republic  4 – 5  Croatia
Belej Goal 24'
Kopecký Goal 35'
Roman Mareš Goal 37'
Novak Goal 38' (o.g.)
Report Grcić Goal 9'
Marinović Goal 23'38'
Despotović Goal 29'
Novak Goal 37'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 7 7 0 3
 Slovenia 2 0 0 2 5 10 −5 0
31 January 2012
19:00
Spain  4 – 2  Slovenia
Miguelín Goal 15'
Aicardo Goal 26'
Torras Goal 29'30'
Report Fetič Goal 17'
Mordej Goal 37'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,308
Referee: Bogdan Sorescu (Romania)

2 February 2012
20:30
Slovenia  3 – 6  Ukraine
Legchanov Goal 27' (o.g.)
Uršič Goal 33'
Čujec Goal 38'
Report Klochko Goal 5'
Legchanov Goal 8'21'29'
Zhurba Goal 9'
Pavlenko Goal 16'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,252
Referee: Gerald Bauernfeind (Austria)

4 February 2012
14:00
Ukraine  1 – 4  Spain
Kike Goal 32' (o.g.) Report Borja Goal 4'
Miguelín Goal 16'
Rafa Usín Goal 18'19'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,546
Referee: Petros Panayides (Cyprus)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 4
 Italy 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
 Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
1 February 2012
17:15
Italy  3 – 1  Turkey
Ippoliti Goal 7'30'
Gabriel Lima Goal 37'
Report Yasin Erdal Goal 2'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Stephan Kammerer (Germany)

3 February 2012
18:30
Turkey  0 – 5  Russia
Report Maevski Goal 1'8'24'
Fukin Goal 21'
Cirilo Goal 22'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 600
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)

5 February 2012
20:30
Russia  2 – 2  Italy
Fukin Goal 4'
Sergeev Goal 17'
Report Gabriel Lima Goal 21'
Fortino Goal 30'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Fernando Lumbreras (Spain)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
 Serbia 2 1 0 1 10 10 0 3
 Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2 9 13 –4 0
1 February 2012
21:00
Portugal  4 – 1  Azerbaijan
Cardinal Goal 3'
Felipe Goal 4' (o.g.)
Marinho Goal 26'
Ricardinho Goal 38'
Report Farajzade Goal 7'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Ivan Shabanov (Russia)

3 February 2012
20:30
Azerbaijan  8 – 9  Serbia
Felipe Goal 1'9'
Farzaliyev Goal 5'
Jadder Dantas Goal 11'23'32'
Thiago Goal 34'
Bojović Goal 39' (o.g.)
Report Bojović Goal 6'8'29'39'
Rajčević Goal 9'
Kocić Goal 22'27'
Lazić Goal 23'
Pavićević Goal 37'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Sebastian Stawicki (Poland)

5 February 2012
14:00
Serbia  1 – 2  Portugal
Ricardinho Goal 31' (o.g.) Report Arnaldo Goal 21'
Pedro Cary Goal 36'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,282
Referee: Karel Henych (Czech Republic)

Playoff round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 February 2012 – Split        
  Croatia  1 (3)
9 February 2012 – Zagreb
  Ukraine  1 (1)  
  Croatia  2
7 February 2012 – Split
    Russia  4  
  Russia  2
11 February 2012 – Zagreb
  Serbia  1  
  Russia  1
6 February 2012 – Zagreb
    Spain  3
  Romania  3
9 February 2012 – Zagreb
  Spain  8  
  Spain  1 Third place
7 February 2012 – Zagreb
    Italy  0  
  Italy  3   Croatia  1
  Portugal  1     Italy  3
11 February 2012 – Zagreb

Quarter-finals[edit]

6 February 2012
18:30
Romania  3 – 8  Spain
Gherman Goal 8'14'
Matei Goal 25'
Report Torras Goal 3'19'29'
Aicardo Goal 13'27'
Rafa Usín Goal 16'
Lin Goal 30'
Ortiz Goal 37'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,516
Referee: Gabor Kovacs (Hungary)

6 February 2012
21:00
Croatia  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine
Ovsyannikov Goal 17' (o.g.) Report Chepornyuk Goal 30'
  Penalties  
Grcić Penalty scored
Jelovčić Penalty scored
Novak Penalty scored
3 – 1 Penalty missed Kondratyuk
Penalty missed Zhurba
Penalty scored Pavlenko
Penalty missed Legchanov
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Francesco Massini (Italy)

7 February 2012
18:30
Russia  2 – 1  Serbia
Fukin Goal 29'
Pula Goal 34'
Report Milosavac Goal 25'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Danijel Janosevic (Croatia)

7 February 2012
21:00
Italy  3 – 1  Portugal
Arnaldo Goal 20' (o.g.)
Saad Goal 29'
Patias Goal 38'
Report Ricardinho Goal 24'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,215
Referee: Borut Sivic (Slovenia)

Semi-finals[edit]

9 February 2012
18:30
Croatia  2 – 4  Russia
Marinović Goal 27'37' Report Prudnikov Goal 1'
Cirilo Goal 5'
Abramov Goal 16'
Pula Goal 21'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 14,300
Referee: Borut Sivic (Slovenia)

9 February 2012
21:00
Spain  1 – 0  Italy
Aicardo Goal 6' Report
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 8,300
Referee: Gabor Kovacs (Hungary)

Third place match[edit]

11 February 2012
18:30
Croatia  1 – 3  Italy
Grcić Goal 31' Report Saad Goal 1'
Honorio Goal 26'
Mammarella Goal 39'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Fernando Lumbreras (ESP)

Final[edit]

11 February 2012
21:00
Russia  1 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Pula Goal 34' Report Lozano Goal 40'48'
Borja Goal 50'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Danijel Janosevic (Croatia)

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Spain
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Italy
4  Croatia
5  Portugal
6  Serbia
7  Romania
8  Ukraine
9  Czech Republic
10  Azerbaijan
11  Slovenia
12  Turkey


 2012 UEFA Futsal Championship Winners 

Spain
Sixth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain celebrate once more in Croatia". uefa.com. 2012-02-12. 

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