NEWS
Northern Ireland - July 08, 2018 10:07Northern Ireland women’s futsal team Tough task in Euros preliminary roundCourtesy: Irish Football Association Website

Northern Ireland’s women’s futsal team have been handed a tough draw in what will be their first ever international tournament.
Keith Gibson’s side were in the hat today as the draw was made for the first UEFA Women’s Futsal Euros.

A total of 23 nations have entered the competition which will culminate in a four-team knockout final tournament next February.

Northern Ireland will be taking part in a preliminary round next month with the aim of making the main round in September, from which four group winners will progress to the knockout finals early next year.

The preliminary round draw - it was made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland, earlier today - was not kind to Northern Ireland, who have only recently put together a women’s international futsal squad.

The girls in green will be up against Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden from 21-26 August, but they will have home advantage as the games are set to be played at Newry Leisure Centre.

If Northern Ireland do progress from Group A in the preliminary round they would then face Russia, Slovenia and Croatia in the main round (Group 2) from 11-16 September. And Croatia will be hosting that mini tournament.

UEFA first announced the launch of its inaugural women's futsal competition for national teams in 2017. It will be held every two years with initially a four-team knockout final tournament. The first women’s Euro futsal finals will be held in mid-February 2019 and will be hosted by one of the four eventual qualifiers.


KeywordSearch in Title and DescriptionSearchClearPages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
RomaniaRomania vs Albania in AradSeptember 25, 2018 09:20
BelgiumDiables Rouges to face ItalySeptember 24, 2018 12:45
ItalyItalian trip in BelgiumSeptember 24, 2018 11:00
SerbiaSerbian squad in ShchyolkovoSeptember 24, 2018 09:20
RussiaRussia waiting for SerbiaSeptember 23, 2018 22:50
NetherlandsDutch National team in MaltaSeptember 23, 2018 12:45
MaltaMalta vs NetherlandsSeptember 23, 2018 11:50
Czech RepublicVisegrad Cup - Nymburk 2018September 23, 2018 11:00
UkraineUEFA European Under-19 Futsal ChampionshipSeptember 23, 2018 10:00
EnglandEngland vs CroatiaSeptember 22, 2018 23:00
ArgentinaYouth Olympic GamesSeptember 22, 2018 22:00
PortugalFutsal Coaching: Decision-Making ProcessSeptember 21, 2018 15:00
Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
FOLLOW US
FutsalPlanet © 2018