European qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup comprises two group stages and a play-off round.
The lower-ranked nations are drawn into four-team mini-tournaments played from 22 to 25 October 2015. Each mini-tournament is staged by one of the countries and each team plays one another once with the group winners progressing alongside the best two runners-up.
The preliminary round qualifiers join the remaining entrants in seven groups of four nations held from 10 to 13 December 2015. The top two in each group go into the play-offs.
The group winners will be drawn against the runners-up to form seven two-legged ties played on 22 March and 8 to 12 April 2016. The aggregate victors qualify for the final tournament.
Twenty-four teams, including the seven European qualifiers, will compete in Colombia from 14 September to 2 October 2016.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual is designed to serve both as a unique resource for associations that are implementing UEFA Futsal B licence courses and as a guide and a source of technical inspiration for futsal coaches working at all levels of the game.
The UEFA Futsal Coaching Manual was produced under the direction and guidance of four-time European champion coach José Venancio López Hierro, without whose hard work and commitment the project would not have been possible. This comprehensive guide to futsal coaching also includes input from fellow Spaniard and two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner Javier Lozano Cid and former European champion Roberto Menichelli of Italy.
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