UEFA Futsal Euro 2016
|Европско првенство у футсалу 2016|
Evropsko prvenstvo u futsalu 2016
Logo of UEFA Futsal Euro 2016
|Dates||2–13 February 2016|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Spain (7th title)|
|Goals scored||129 (6.45 per match)|
|Attendance||113,961 (5,698 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Serik Zhamankulov|
(6 goals each)
The 2016 UEFA Futsal Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Futsal Euro 2016, was the 10th edition of the UEFA Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organised by UEFA for the men's national teams of Europe. It was hosted for the first time in Serbia, following a decision of the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 March 2012. Serbia was chosen ahead of other bids from Bulgaria and Macedonia.
The final tournament was contested from 2 to 13 February 2016 by twelve teams, eleven of which joined the hosts Serbia after overcoming a qualifying tournament. The matches were played in the Belgrade Arena in the city of Belgrade.
- 1 Qualification
- 2 Venues
- 3 Squads
- 4 Group stage
- 5 Knockout stage
- 6 Final ranking
- 7 Goalscorers
- 8 Awards
- 9 Sponsorship
- 10 Broadcasters
- 11 References
- 12 External links
A total of 46 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Scotland which entered for the first time), and with the hosts Serbia qualifying automatically, the other 45 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 11 spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition, which took place from January to September 2015, consisted of three rounds:
- Preliminary round: The 24 lowest-ranked teams were drawn into six groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the pre-selected hosts. The six group winners and the best runner-up advanced to the main round.
- Main round: The 28 teams (21 highest-ranked teams and seven preliminary round qualifiers) were drawn into seven groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the pre-selected hosts. The seven group winners qualified directly to the final tournament, while the seven runners-up and the best third-placed team advanced to the play-offs.
- Play-offs: The eight teams were drawn into four ties to play home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the last four qualified teams.
The following 12 teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Method of qualification||Finals appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Serbia||Hosts||5th||2012||Quarter-finals (2010, 2012)|
|Russia||Main round Group 1 winners||10th||2014||Champions (1999)|
|Spain||Main round Group 2 winners||10th||2014||Champions (1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)|
|Italy||Main round Group 3 winners||10th||2014||Champions (2003, 2014)|
|Ukraine||Main round Group 4 winners||9th||2014||Runners-up (2001, 2003)|
|Slovenia||Main round Group 5 winners||5th||2014||Quarter-finals (2014)|
|Croatia||Main round Group 6 winners||5th||2014||Fourth place (2012)|
|Portugal||Main round Group 7 winners||8th||2014||Runners-up (2010)|
|Hungary||Play-off winners||3rd||2010||Group stage (2005, 2010)|
|Czech Republic||Play-off winners||8th||2014||Semi-finals (2003), Third place (2010)|
|Azerbaijan||Play-off winners||4th||2014||Fourth place (2010)|
The final draw was held on 2 October 2015, 12:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the Belgrade Town Hall in Belgrade, Serbia, where former Serbian footballer Dejan Stanković was unveiled as the tournament ambassador and made the draw. The 12 teams were drawn into four groups of three teams. The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, with the hosts Serbia (assigned to position A1 in the draw) and the title holders Italy automatically placed into Pot 1.
Each group contained one team from Pot 1, one team from Pot 2, and one team from Pot 3. For political reasons, Russia and Ukraine could not be drawn in the same group or in groups scheduled to be played on the same day (due to a potential clash of teams and clash of fans). Therefore, if Russia were drawn in Group B, Ukraine had to be drawn in Group C or D, and if Russia were drawn in Group C or D, Ukraine had to be drawn in Group A or B.
All matches were played at the Kombank Arena. During the course of the championship, the arena was renamed from Kombank Arena to Belgrade Arena, for sponsorship reasons. Originally the Pionir Arena was proposed to host group stage matches.
Each national team have to submit a squad of 14 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent his participation in the tournament before his team's first match, he can be replaced by another player.
The schedule of the tournament was confirmed on 28 October 2015.
The group winners and runners-up advanced to the quarter-finals.
The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 applied;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- If only two teams had the same number of points, and they were tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings were determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams had the same number of points, or if their rankings were not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
- Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Serbia (H)||2||2||0||0||8||2||+6||6||Knockout stage|
|Janjić 14' (pen.)
Kocić 21', 30'
|Report||Fábio Cecílio 5', 40'
Ricardinho 16', 24', 33'
Pedro Cary 31'
|Ricardinho 15'||Report||Kocić 8'
|Németh 8' (o.g.)
Miguelín 20', 29'
|Report||Dróth 24', 38'|
|Dróth 8', 34'
|Report||D. Sorokin 2'
Bondar 7', 35'
Myko. Grytsyna 30'
|Myko. Grytsyna 38'||Report||Álex 20', 34'
Rivillos 30', 40'
|Romulo 12', 12'||Report||Zhamankulov 13'|
Zhamankulov 17', 27'
|Robinho 9' (o.g.)
|Alex Merlim 20', 21'
De Araujo 12'
|Report||Fortino 1', 22'
Gabriel Lima 11'
Alex Merlim 21'
Koudelka 22' (o.g.)
If a match was drawn after 40 minutes of regular play, an extra time consisting of two five-minute periods would be played. If teams were still leveled after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner. In the third place match, the extra time would be skipped and the decision would go directly to kicks from the penalty mark.
|8 February – Belgrade|
|11 February – Belgrade|
|9 February – Belgrade|
|13 February – Belgrade|
|8 February – Belgrade|
|11 February – Belgrade|
|9 February – Belgrade|
|13 February – Belgrade|
|Report||Myko. Grytsyna 24'|
|Ricardinho 23', 26'||Report||Miguelín 13' (pen.)
Rivillos 15', 40'
Álex 18', 35'
Raúl Campos 23'
|Abramov 7', 26'
Eder Lima 25', 39', 40'
|Report||Augusto 8', 29'|
|Leo 16', 40'
|Report||Eder Lima 13'
Raúl Campos 18', 39'
Third place match
|Report||Douglas 20', 30', 34'
Pola 16', 17'
Rivillos 17', 36'
Miguelín 31', 35'
- 6 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Vitaliy Borisov
- Fineo De Araujo
- Rizvan Farzaliyev
- Vedran Matošević
- Tihomir Novak
- Josip Suton
- Michal Holý
- Michal Kovács
- Jiří Novotný
- Lukáš Rešetár
- Radim Záruba
- János Trencsényi
- Mauro Canal
- Daniel Giasson
- Humberto Honorio
- Gabriel Lima
- Alessandro Patias
- Aleksandr Dovgan
- Leo Higuita
- Dauren Nurgozhin
- Dinmukhambet Suleimenov
- Chingiz Yesenamanov
- Pedro Cary
- Ivan Milovanov
- Nikolai Pereverzev
- Slobodan Janjić
- Marko Pršić
- Stefan Rakić
- Kristjan Čujec
- Igor Osredkar
- Gašper Vrhovec
- Denys Ovsyannikov
- Dmytro Sorokin
- Yevgen Valenko
- 1 own goal
- Tomáš Koudelka (playing against Italy)
- Péter Németh (playing against Spain)
- Robinho (playing against Croatia)
- Golden Player: Miguelín
- Golden Shoe: Miguelín and Mario Rivillos, 6 goals, 4 assists (5 games)
- Silver Shoe: Álex (Spain) 6 goals, 2 assists (5 games)
- Bronze Shoe: Ricardinho 6 goals, 0 assists (3 games)
- All-star squad:
|Global sponsors||National sponsors|
- Azerbaijan: CBC Sport
- Brazil: Globosat
- Caribbean: ESPN
- Central America: ESPN
- Europe: Eurosport
- Hungary: MTV
- Iran: Varzesh
- Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan Radio and Television Corporation
- Malaysia: Astro
- Middle East and North Africa: beIN Sports
- Mexico: ESPN Latin America
- Portugal: TVI
- Russia: Match TV
- Serbia: RTS
- South America: ESPN
- Spain: Mega (Spanish television channel) (Atresmedia)
- United States: ESPN (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
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- شبکه ورزش
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