UEFA Futsal Euro 2012
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 and the 15,024 seater Arena Zagreb and in Split, spain defended their title, having won it for the sixth consecutive time. 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, 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, 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
2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup
The 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament that took place from 1–18 November 2012 in Thailand. An extra four teams were competing at this World Cup, brazil defended their title, winning it for the fifth time, by defeating Spain in a rematch of the 2008 final 3–2 after extra time. Thailand beat bids from China, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, the host nation, qualified automatically. The matches were due to take place across four venues. Due to construction delays and failure to meet the security requirement, after the final inspection on 5 November, FIFA announced that the Bangkok Futsal Arena had not sufficiently met the criteria. The two quarter-final matches would be played at Nimibutr Stadium, while Hua Mark Indoor Stadium would host the semifinals, each team submitted a squad of 14 players, including two goalkeepers. The squads were announced on 25 October 2012, the following were the officials for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
The official draw for the World Cup was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok, the 24 teams were divided in six groups, each group with four teams. The group winners and runners up along with the 4 highest rank third places advanced to the round of 16, all times are Thailand Standard Time. In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of playing time, extra time shall be played and followed, if necessary. However, for the third match, no extra time shall be played. FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, FIFA. com FIFA Technical Report
Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2. The country has a seasonal climate. Latvia is a parliamentary republic established in 1918. The capital city is Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014, Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 119 administrative divisions, of which 110 are municipalities and 9 are cities. Latvians and Livs are the people of Latvia. Latvian and Lithuanian are the two surviving Baltic languages. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and Estonia share a long common history. Until World War II, Latvia had significant minorities of ethnic Germans, Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic.
The Russian population has brought a significant portion of Eastern Orthodox Christians. The Republic of Latvia was founded on 18 November 1918, its de facto independence was interrupted at the outset of World War II. The peaceful Singing Revolution, starting in 1987, called for Baltic emancipation of Soviet rule and it ended with the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on 4 May 1990, and restoring de facto independence on 21 August 1991. Latvia is a democratic and developed country and member of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, CBSS, the IMF, NB8, NIB, OECD, OSCE, and WTO. For 2014, Latvia was listed 46th on the Human Development Index and it used the Latvian lats as its currency until it was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2014. The name Latvija is derived from the name of the ancient Latgalians, one of four Indo-European Baltic tribes, henry of Latvia coined the Latinisations of the countrys name and Lethia, both derived from the Latgalians.
The terms inspired the variations on the name in Romance languages from Letonia. Around 3000 BC, the ancestors of the Latvian people settled on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. The Balts established trade routes to Rome and Byzantium, trading local amber for precious metals, by 900 AD, four distinct Baltic tribes inhabited Latvia, Latgalians, Semigallians, as well as the Livonians speaking a Finnic language
UEFA Futsal Euro 2016
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 bids from Bulgaria and Macedonia. The final tournament was contested from 2 to 13 February 2016 by twelve teams, the matches were played in the Belgrade Arena in the city of Belgrade. The qualifying competition, which took place from January to September 2015, 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 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.
The 12 teams were drawn into four groups of three teams, the teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, with the hosts Serbia and the title holders Italy automatically placed into Pot 1. Each group contained one team from Pot 1, one team from Pot 2, for political reasons and Ukraine could not be drawn in the same group or in groups scheduled to be played on the same day. Therefore, if Russia were drawn in Group B, Ukraine had to be drawn in Group C or D, all matches were played at the Kombank Arena. During the course of the championship, the arena was renamed from Kombank Arena to Belgrade Arena, originally the Pionir Arena was proposed to host group stage matches. Each national team have to submit a squad of 14 players, if a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent his participation in the tournament before his teams 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.
Tiebreakers The teams were ranked according to points, lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches, Drawing of lots. If a match was drawn after 40 minutes of regular play, if teams were still leveled after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner. In the third match, the extra time would be skipped. 6 goals 5 goals 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal 1 own goal Tomáš Koudelka Péter Németh Robinho Source, UEFA. com
UEFA Futsal Euro 2014
The UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 was the ninth edition of the European Championship for mens national futsal teams organised by UEFA. It was hosted for the first time in Belgium, from 28 January to 8 February 2014, the final tournament was contested by twelve teams, eleven of which joined the hosts after overcoming a qualifying tournament. The matches were played in two venues in the city of Antwerp, the Lotto Arena and the Sportpaleis, television coverage was provided by Eurosport and Eurosport 2. The defending champions, were beaten in the semifinals by Russia, in the decisive match, Italy defeated Russia 3–1 to win their second title. Spain defeated Portugal 8–4 in the third match to secure a ninth consecutive podium finish. The top scorer of the tournament was Eder Lima of Russia, the final tournament matches were played in two venues located in Antwerps Merksem district. The Lotto Arena hosted the group stage matches, while the remaining eight matches. The qualification draw was made in Nyon on 4 December 2012, the final tournament draw was held in Antwerps Centrum Elzenveld, on 4 October 2013.
UEFA named sixteen match officials to referee matches at the 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro final tournament, in the group stage, a total of twelve matches were played between 28 January and 2 February at a rate of two matches each day. The teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the four groups progressed to the stage, while the third-placed team was eliminated from the tournament. If, after having applied criteria 1–3, teams still have an equal ranking, the knockout stage matches, which includes quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off and the final, will be played at the Sportpaleis arena. If a match is drawn after 40 minutes of regular play, if teams are still leveled after extra-time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner. In the third match, the extra-time is skipped and the decision goes directly to kicks from the penalty mark. Only goals scored in the tournament are considered. 8 goals Eder Lima 5 goals Fernandão 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Own goals Saad Salhi Aleksandr Fukin Official UEFA website