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2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification (UEFA)

The UEFA qualifying competition for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup was a men's futsal competition that determined the seven European national teams taking part in the final tournament in Colombia.[1]

2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification (UEFA)
Tournament details
Dates22 October 2015 – 13 April 2016
Teams45 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played89
Goals scored539 (6.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cardinal (8 goals)
2012
2020

The national teams from a total of 45 UEFA member associations entered the qualifying competition. Denmark, Gibraltar, Sweden and Wales made their FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying debuts.[2]

Contents

FormatEdit

The qualifying competition consisted of three rounds:[3]

  • Preliminary round: The 23 lowest-ranked teams were drawn into five groups of four teams and one group of three teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the teams which were pre-selected as hosts (if a group was drawn without pre-selected hosts, the hosts were selected afterwards by agreement or draw by UEFA). The six group winners advanced to the main round.
  • Main round: The 28 teams (22 highest-ranked teams and six preliminary round qualifiers) were drawn into seven groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the teams which were pre-selected as hosts. The seven group winners and the seven runners-up advanced to the play-offs.
  • Play-offs: The 14 teams were drawn into seven ties to play home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the seven qualified teams.

TiebreakersEdit

In the preliminary round and main round, 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 a mini-tournament, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[3]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the mini-tournament matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 10 applied;
  5. Superior goal difference in all mini-tournament matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all mini-tournament matches;
  7. 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 mini-tournament, 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).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the mini-tournament matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Coefficient ranking;
  10. Drawing of lots.

In the play-offs, the team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs qualified for the final tournament. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e., the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, extra time was played. The away goals rule was again applied after extra time, i.e., if there were goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score was still level, the visiting team advanced by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals were scored during extra time, the tie was decided by penalty shoot-out.[3]

ScheduleEdit

The qualifying matches were played on the following dates.[2]

Stage Dates
Preliminary round 22–25 October 2015
Main round 10–13 December 2015
Play-offs 22 March & 12 April 2016

EntrantsEdit

The teams were ranked according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:[3]

The 22 highest-ranked teams entered the main round, while the 23 lowest-ranked teams entered the preliminary round.[2] The coefficient ranking was also used for seeding in the preliminary round and main round draws.

Teams entering main round
Seeding position 1
Team Coeff Rank
  Spain 8.410 1
  Italy (H) 8.278 2
  Russia 8.167 3
  Portugal (H) 7.000 4
  Ukraine 5.889 5
  Croatia (H) 4.667 6
  Czech Republic (H) 4.528 7
Seeding position 2
Team Coeff Rank
  Serbia 4.528 8
  Romania 4.444 9
  Slovenia 4.167 10
  Azerbaijan 3.722 11
  Hungary (H) 2.667 12
  Slovakia 2.556 13
  Netherlands (H) 2.167 14
Seeding position 3
Team Coeff Rank
  Belarus 2.111 15
  Belgium 1.944 16
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.778 17
  Turkey (H) 1.722 18
  Kazakhstan 1.667 19
  Poland 1.444 20
  North Macedonia 1.333 21
Seeding position 4
Team Coeff Rank
  Norway 1.222 22
Teams entering preliminary round
Seeding position 1
Team Coeff Rank
  Latvia 1.167 23
  France 1.056 24
  Finland 1.000 25
  Georgia 0.917 26
  Greece 0.833 27
  Israel (H) 0.833 28
Seeding position 2
Team Coeff Rank
  Moldova 0.694 29
  England 0.667 30
  Montenegro 0.611 31
  Lithuania (H) 0.611 32
  Bulgaria 0.611 33
  Armenia 0.444 34
Seeding position 3
Team Coeff Rank
  Andorra 0.389 35
  Albania 0.389 36
  Sweden 0.333 37
  Cyprus (H) 0.333 38
  Denmark 0.222 39
   Switzerland 0.222 40
Seeding position 4
Team Coeff Rank
  Gibraltar 0.111 42
  Estonia 0.000 43
  Wales 0.000 44
  Malta 0.000 45
  San Marino 0.000 46
Notes
  • Iceland (Coeff: 0.222; Rank 41), Republic of Ireland (Coeff: 0.000; Rank 47), Austria (no rank), Faroe Islands (no rank), Germany (no rank), Liechtenstein (no rank), Luxembourg (no rank), Northern Ireland (no rank), and Scotland (no rank) did not enter.
  • Gibraltar entered despite being a non-FIFA member and thus ineligible for the World Cup.
  • Teams which were pre-selected as preliminary round or main round hosts were denoted by (H). As only three teams were pre-selected as preliminary round hosts, three preliminary round groups were drawn without pre-selected hosts, and the hosts would be selected afterwards by agreement or draw by UEFA.

The draws for the preliminary round and main round were held on 2 July 2015, 14:30 CEST (UTC+2), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[4][5] Each group in the preliminary round and main round contained one team from each of the seeding positions 1–4, except for one group in the preliminary round which contained one team from each of the seeding positions 1–3. The six teams which qualified from the preliminary round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, were placed in seeding position 4 for the main round draw. In the preliminary round draw, the teams which were pre-selected as hosts could not be drawn in the same group, while in the main round draw, the teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from a separate pot, while being placed in their groups according to their seeding positions.

Preliminary roundEdit

Times were CEST (UTC+2), except for matches on 25 October 2015 which were CET (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Moldova (H) 3 2 1 0 21 4 +17 7 Main round
2   Georgia 3 2 1 0 20 4 +16 7
3   Andorra 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 3
4   Gibraltar 3 0 0 3 5 31 −26 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Georgia  15–1  Gibraltar
Kobaidze   4'
Jvarashvili   5'23'
Tikurishvili   7'25'
Sigunava   11'
Nikvashvili   14'34'
Lukava   20'20'
Bukia   22'
Kakabadze   29'
Todua   36'37'
Maisaia   39'
Report Lopez   19' (pen.)
Referee: Nikola Jelić (Croatia), Victor Berg-Audic (France)
Moldova  7–0  Andorra
Obadă   3'14'30'
Ţîmbalist   4'
Munteanu   12'
Negara   16'32'
Report
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Maksim Dzeikala (Belarus)

Andorra  1–3  Georgia
Barbosa   38' Report Todua   9'
Tikurishvili   31'34'
Referee: Maksim Dzeikala (Belarus), Nikola Jelić (Croatia)
Moldova  12–2  Gibraltar
Hilotii   5'23'35'40'
Obadă   8'14'39'
Laşcu   14'14'
Burdujel   26'
Munteanu   30'
Negara   33'
Report Walker   2'
Chipol   38'
Referee: Victor Berg-Audic (France), Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic)

Gibraltar  2–4  Andorra
I. Robba   7'
Lopez   28'
Report Llamas   16'18'
Barbosa   30'32'
Referee: Maksim Dzeikala (Belarus), Victor Berg-Audic (France)
Georgia  2–2  Moldova
Kakabadze   30'
Tikurishvili   33'
Report Hilotii   15'
Tacot   23'
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Nikola Jelić (Croatia)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (H) 3 2 1 0 16 8 +8 7 Main round
2   Greece 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
3   Montenegro 3 1 1 1 9 8 +1 4
4   San Marino 3 0 0 3 5 14 −9 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Greece  2–1  San Marino
Kondylatos   13'
Gkaifyllias   19'
Report Michelotti   35'
Referee: Kaloyan Kirilov (Bulgaria), Septimiu Burtescu (Romania)
Sweden  3–3  Montenegro
Chekroun   8'
H. Abraham   9'
Mönell   30'
Report Gurzaković   17'
Drašković   17'
Bajović   35'
Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary), Damian Jaruchiewicz (Poland)

Montenegro  3–5  Greece
Drašković   5'31'
Gojković   5'
Report Mantis   3'
Gkaifyllias   7'
Panou   34'
Malovits   36'
Katevtsian   38'
Referee: Septimiu Burtescu (Romania), Gábor Kovács (Hungary)
Sweden  9–4  San Marino
Asp   6'
S. Abraham   7'9'
Mönell   9'17'
Legiec   10'40'
Hiseni   31'
Kuhi   40'
Report Moretti   7'
Barducci   20'
Michelotti   22'
Pasqualini   35'
Referee: Damian Jaruchiewicz (Poland), Kaloyan Kirilov (Bulgaria)

San Marino  0–3  Montenegro
Report Drašković   18'28'
Mugoša   40'
Referee: Septimiu Burtescu (Romania), Kaloyan Kirilov (Bulgaria)
Greece  1–4  Sweden
V. Asimakopoulos   33' Report Mönell   6'15'
H. Abraham   16'
Eteus   26'
Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary), Damian Jaruchiewicz (Poland)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Main round
2   Albania 3 2 0 1 11 6 +5 6
3   Lithuania (H) 3 1 0 2 4 12 −8 3
4   Malta 3 0 0 3 6 16 −10 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
France  8–2  Malta
Rabei   7'
Bensaber   11'
Gasmi   13'22'35'
Ramirez   28'
A. Mohammed   30'
Aigoun   38'
Report Stivala   20'
Musu   33'
Referee: Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia), Sreten Vasić (Serbia)
Lithuania  2–5  Albania
Jeremejev   4'
Garšvinskas   40'
Report Mejzini   31'
Begaj   31'
Halimi   39'
Brahimi   39'
Hasaj   40'
Referee: Kamil Çetin (Turkey), Olli Niemelä (Finland)

Lithuania  2–1  Malta
Stradalovas   12'
Leščius   36'
Report Milijic   6'
Referee: Sreten Vasić (Serbia), Kamil Çetin (Turkey)
Albania  0–1  France
Report A. Mohammed   2'
Referee: Olli Niemelä (Finland), Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia)

Malta  3–6  Albania
Mangion   12'
Saliba   25'
Milijic   38'
Report Brahimi   9'37'
Karaja   12'
Halimi   19' (pen.)23'
Begaj   33'
Referee: Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia), Olli Niemelä (Finland)
France  6–0  Lithuania
Hamdoud   6'21'
Belhaj   12'
A. Mohammed   20'20'
Aigoun   27'
Report
Referee: Kamil Çetin (Turkey), Sreten Vasić (Serbia)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Latvia 3 3 0 0 14 7 +7 9 Main round
2   Cyprus (H) 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 6
3   Estonia 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
4   Armenia 3 0 0 3 6 9 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Latvia  6–2  Estonia
Šustrovs   6'
Seņs   19'38'
Koļesņikovs   38'
Ikstēns   39'
Arhipovs-Prokofjevs   40'
Report Tšurilkin   14'
Aleksejev   18'
Referee: Gabriel Gherman (Romania), Talgat Kosmukhambetov (Kazakhstan)
Cyprus  3–2  Armenia
Ioannou   3'7'29' Report Gukasyan   17'
Babayan   17'
Referee: Juan Gallardo (Spain), Yusif Nurullayev (Azerbaijan)

Armenia  3–4  Latvia
Nasibyan   5'
Kapukranyan   18'
Mashumyan   39'
Report Aleksejevs   1'
Dacko   23'
Babayan   39' (o.g.)
Koļesņikovs   40'
Referee: Yusif Nurullayev (Azerbaijan), Gabriel Gherman (Romania)
Cyprus  4–1  Estonia
Veskimäe   7' (o.g.)
Antreou   21'24'
Kouloumbris   31'
Report Paapsi   37'
Referee: Talgat Kosmukhambetov (Kazakhstan), Juan Gallardo (Spain)

Estonia  2–1  Armenia
Paapsi   12'
Tšurilkin   25'
Report Grigoryan   5'
Referee: Talgat Kosmukhambetov (Kazakhstan), Yusif Nurullayev (Azerbaijan)
Latvia  4–2  Cyprus
Seņs   2'35'
Avanesovs   6'
Dacko   30'
Report Kouloumbris   12'
Manoli   27'
Referee: Gabriel Gherman (Romania), Juan Gallardo (Spain)

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 3 0 0 12 7 +5 9 Main round
2   Denmark 3 2 0 1 15 10 +5 6
3   Wales 3 1 0 2 9 12 −3 3
4   Israel (H) 3 0 0 3 8 15 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
England  4–2  Wales
Parkes   9'
Rexha   24'
Ward   27'
Cook   38'
Report Hugh   4'
Zulkarnain   18'
Referee: Cédric Waroux (Belgium), Costas Nicolaou (Cyprus)
Israel  4–6  Denmark
Sabag   13'
Hagbi   30'
Bliech   32'
Cohen   36'
Report Jørgensen   4'27'
Ja. Jensen   13'25'29'
Falck   35'
Referee: Vyacheslav Daragan (Ukraine), Marjan Mladenovski (Macedonia)

Israel  3–6  Wales
Cohen   15'37'
Bliech   39'
Report Hugh   5'
Webbe   12'35'
Zulkarnain   18'23'
Prangley   39'
Referee: Costas Nicolaou (Cyprus), Cédric Waroux (Belgium)
Denmark  4–5  England
Falck   16'23'24'
Rexha   34' (o.g.)
Report Cook   1'6'
Jim Jensen   11' (o.g.)
Medina   23'
Ward   25'
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Macedonia), Vyacheslav Daragan (Ukraine)

Wales  1–5  Denmark
Jenkins   35' Report Johansson   3'27'
Arildsen   6'
Falck   18'
Veis   29'
Referee: Costas Nicolaou (Cyprus), Marjan Mladenovski (Macedonia)
England  3–1  Israel
Cook   15'
Medina   21'
Ward   40'
Report Bliech   36'
Referee: Vyacheslav Daragan (Ukraine), Cédric Waroux (Belgium)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Finland (H) 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4 Main round
2   Bulgaria 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
3    Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Finland  3–0   Switzerland
Hosio   12'20'
Pakola   34'
Report
Referee: Lukáš Peško (Slovakia), Miguel Castilho (Portugal)

Switzerland   2–2  Bulgaria
Mezger   2'
Sego   38'
Report Shutev   22'
Nestorov   29'
Referee: Grigori Zelentsov (Russia), Lukáš Peško (Slovakia)

Bulgaria  0–0  Finland
Report
Referee: Miguel Castilho (Portugal), Grigori Zelentsov (Russia)

Main roundEdit

All times were CET (UTC+1).

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Ukraine 3 3 0 0 18 5 +13 9 Play-offs
2   Hungary (H) 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2 6
3   Belgium 3 1 0 2 8 11 −3 3
4   England 3 0 0 3 4 16 −12 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Ukraine  7–0  England
Valenko   5'12'
Myko. Grytsyna   15'
Razuvanov   16'29'
Rogachov   29'35'
Report
Referee: Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia), Fredric Nilholt (Sweden)
Hungary  5–2  Belgium
Rábl   5'33'
Dróth   9'
Németh   22'
Dávid   39'
Report Rahou   1'
Dujacquier   37'
Referee: Sebastian Stawicki (Poland), Robert Pieter Lenting (Netherlands)

Belgium  2–6  Ukraine
Lúcio   8'
Rahou   17'
Report Razuvanov   6'
Koval   10'18'
Valenko   16'
Mykh. Grytsyna   26'
Rogachov   29' (pen.)
Referee: Robert Pieter Lenting (Netherlands), Sebastian Stawicki (Poland)
Hungary  5–4  England
Hosszú   16'
Németh   20'
Szeghy   21'
Rábl   25'
Klacsák   35'
Report Cook   30'
Medina   31'
Parkes   34'
Gay   40'
Referee: Fredric Nilholt (Sweden), Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia)

England  0–4  Belgium
Report Zaaf   27'
Yachou   28'
Medina   36' (o.g.)
Adnane   40'
Referee: Robert Pieter Lenting (Netherlands), Fredric Nilholt (Sweden)
Ukraine  5–3  Hungary
Mykh. Grytsyna   3'
Ovsyannikov   19'35'
Zhurba   22'
Valenko   38' (pen.)
Report Dróth   5' (pen.)
Hosszú   30'
Horváth   37'
Referee: Sebastian Stawicki (Poland), Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia)

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Azerbaijan 3 2 1 0 19 8 +11 7 Play-offs
2   Belarus 3 1 1 1 11 13 −2 4[a]
3   Croatia (H) 3 1 1 1 13 12 +1 4[a]
4   Sweden 3 0 1 2 5 15 −10 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Belarus: 3 pts; Croatia: 0 pts).
Azerbaijan  8–2  Sweden
Borisov   3'15'
Augusto   11'
Amadeu   11'
De Araujo   20'
Eduardo   25'26'36'
Report Legiec   24'
Eteus   33'
Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary), Trayan Enchev (Bulgaria)
Croatia  4–7  Belarus
Jelovčić   20' (pen.)
Olshevski   22' (o.g.)
Matošević   27'
Marinović   33'
Report Olshevski   12'
Chernik   26'
Silivonchik   28'31'40'
Shostak   36'39'
Referee: Gerd Bylois (Belgium), Vladimir Kadykov (Russia)

Belarus  2–7  Azerbaijan
Chernik   15'
Popov   39'
Report Augusto   4'
Eduardo   19'19'26'
Borisov   20'
De Araujo   25'
Chovdarov   37'
Referee: Trayan Enchev (Bulgaria), Gerd Bylois (Belgium)
Croatia  5–1  Sweden
Matošević   2'
Suton   25'33'
Marinović   30'
Grcić   36'
Report S. Abraham   13'
Referee: Vladimir Kadykov (Russia), Gábor Kovács (Hungary)

Sweden  2–2  Belarus
Mönell   22'
Burda   32'
Report Chernik   18'
Silivonchik   26'
Referee: Gerd Bylois (Belgium), Trayan Enchev (Bulgaria)
Azerbaijan  4–4  Croatia
Chuykov   5'
Amadeu   28'
Borisov   29'37'
Report Jelovčić   24'
Suton   29'
Grcić   37'
Grbeša   38'
Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary), Vladimir Kadykov (Russia)

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9 Play-offs
2   Serbia 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3   Finland 3 1 0 2 9 7 +2 3
4   Turkey (H) 3 0 0 3 3 21 −18 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Russia  3–0  Finland
Kutuzov   17'
Milovanov   26'
Robinho   29'
Report
Referee: Nuno Bogalho (Portugal), Veljko Bošković (Montenegro)
Turkey  0–6  Serbia
Report Rajčević   2'38'
Rakić   21'
Kocić   22'37'
Stojković   25'
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain), Andrej Topić (Croatia)

Serbia  1–2  Russia
Davydov   27' (o.g.) Report Eder Lima   22'
Lyskov   32'
Referee: Veljko Bošković (Montenegro), Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)
Turkey  2–8  Finland
Keskin   39'
Erdal   40' (pen.)
Report Hosio   8'
Autio   15'
Jyrkiäinen   20'26'31'
Aytaş   21' (o.g.)
Korsunov   24'
Teittinen   40'
Referee: Andrej Topić (Croatia), Nuno Bogalho (Portugal)

Finland  1–2  Serbia
Autio   38' Report Perić   3'
Kocić   22'
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain), Nuno Bogalho (Portugal)
Russia  7–1  Turkey
Eder Lima   3'
Robinho   4'30'
Romulo   15'18'
Shakirov   26'
Pereverzev   36'
Report Özcan   3'
Referee: Andrej Topić (Croatia), Veljko Bošković (Montenegro)

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 22 2 +20 9 Play-offs
2   Netherlands (H) 3 2 0 1 8 12 −4 6
3   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 9 14 −5 3
4   Latvia 3 0 0 3 4 15 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Spain  7–0  Latvia
Raúl Campos   6'
Fernandão   23'
Aicardo   34'
Pola   34'
Alex   35'
Adolfo   37'
Rivillos   40'
Report
Referee: Cédric Pelissier (France), Damir Radović (Serbia)
Netherlands  4–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pavlović   7' (o.g.)
El Morabiti   9'
Attaibi   14'
Ceyar   16'
Report Bevanda   24' (pen.)
El Ghannouti   29' (o.g.)
Matan   30'
Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia), Elchin Samadli (Azerbaijan)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–8  Spain
Pavlović   2' Report Miguelín   9' (pen.)20'26'28'
Rivillos   19'
Alex   28'
Lin   30'
Bebe   34'
Referee: Elchin Samadli (Azerbaijan), Cédric Pelissier (France)
Netherlands  3–2  Latvia
Ceyar   23'
St Juste   24'
De Groot   39'
Report Aleksejevs   6'
Ikstēns   40'
Referee: Damir Radović (Serbia), Saša Tomić (Croatia)

Latvia  2–5  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Seņs   13'
Ikstēns   33'
Report Mulahmetović   23'
Radmilović   32'
Šunjić   38'
Bevanda   40'40'
Referee: Damir Radović (Serbia), Saša Tomić (Croatia)
Spain  7–1  Netherlands
Aicardo   18'18'
Alex   23'32'
Bebe   33'
Pola   36'
Adolfo   38'
Report El Morabiti   11'
Referee: Cédric Pelissier (France), Elchin Samadli (Azerbaijan)

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 7 Play-offs
2   Slovenia 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
3   Czech Republic (H) 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
4   France 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Czech Republic  1–3  Kazakhstan
Cupák   8' Report Leo   13'
Yesenamanov   14'
Suleimenov   35'
Referee: Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine), Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain)
Slovenia  2–2  France
Vrhovec   6'
Osredkar   20'
Report Hamdoud   7'
Alla   16'
Referee: Franco Cachia (Malta), Josip Barton (Macedonia)

Kazakhstan  2–2  Slovenia
Yesenamanov   10'
Nurgozhin   19'
Report R. Mordej   11'
Čujec   29'
Referee: Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain), Franco Cachia (Malta)
Czech Republic  3–2  France
Záruba   28'
Seidler   28'
M. Mareš   34'
Report Aigoun   22'
Belhaj   31'
Referee: Josip Barton (Macedonia), Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine)

France  2–4  Kazakhstan
Leo   15' (o.g.)
Hamdoud   34' (pen.)
Report Nurgozhin   1'40'
Zhamankulov   16'
Douglas Jr.   25'
Referee: Josip Barton (Macedonia), Franco Cachia (Malta)
Slovenia  3–2  Czech Republic
R. Mordej   9'
Osredkar   14'26'
Report M. Mareš   19'22'
Referee: Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine), Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain)

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal (H) 3 3 0 0 17 3 +14 9 Play-offs
2   Poland 3 2 0 1 13 9 +4 6
3   Romania 3 1 0 2 6 14 −8 3
4   Norway 3 0 0 3 4 14 −10 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Portugal  6–2  Poland
Fábio Cecílio   3'
Tiago Brito   9'
Cardinal   10'19'
Djô   28'
Ricardinho   34'
Report Kriezel   14'
Zastawnik   28'
Romania  5–1  Norway
Achrifi   2' (o.g.)
M. Matei   7'
Stoica   34'
Răducu   40'
Iancu   40'
Report Skaga   28'

Portugal  6–1  Norway
Fábio Cecílio   6'20'
Fábio Lima   14'
Cardinal   29'33'
Djô   39'
Report Fonstad   25' (pen.)
Poland  8–1  Romania
Mikołajewicz   6'
Kubik   17'
Krawczyk   33'
Nawrat   35'40'40'
Kriezel   36'
Franz   39'
Report M. Matei   36'

Norway  2–3  Poland
Abelsen   28'
Obeng   30'
Report Kriezel   29'31'
Fonstad   32' (o.g.)
Romania  0–5  Portugal
Report Cardinal   1'13'
Ricardinho   3'40'
Fábio Cecílio   27'

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy (H) 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6[a] Play-offs
2   Slovakia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6[a]
3   North Macedonia 3 2 0 1 8 9 −1 6[a]
4   Moldova 3 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Ranked by head-to-head record (Italy: 3 pts, +4 GD; Slovakia: 3 pts, 0 GD; Macedonia: 3 pts, −4 GD).
Slovakia  3–1  Moldova
Papajčík   15'
Drahovský   23'38'
Report Laşcu   32' (pen.)
Referee: Gabriel Gherman (Romania), Aleksandras Sliva (Lithuania)
Italy  6–1  North Macedonia
Romano   9'
Japa   21'
Merlim   23'
Canal   28'
Gabriel Lima   33'
Patias   35'
Report Micevski   24'
Referee: Ivan Shabanov (Russia), Vasilios Christodoulis (Greece)

North Macedonia  2–1  Slovakia
Micevski   32'
Leovski   33'
Report Rafaj   23'
Referee: Aleksandras Sliva (Lithuania), Ivan Shabanov (Russia)
Italy  3–1  Moldova
Merlim   2'
Patias   3'
Canal   7'
Report Munteanu   40'
Referee: Vasilios Christodoulis (Greece), Gabriel Gherman (Romania)

Moldova  2–5  North Macedonia
Negara   25'
Laşcu   40'
Report Petrović   12'
Leovski   15'
Gligorov   21'
Micevski   38' (pen.)
Marinho de Souza   40'
Referee: Ivan Shabanov (Russia), Gabriel Gherman (Romania)
Slovakia  2–1  Italy
Belaník   29'31' Report Patias   3'
Referee: Aleksandras Sliva (Lithuania), Vasilios Christodoulis (Greece)

Play-offsEdit

The draw for the play-offs was held on 12 February 2016, 12:00 CET (UTC+1), at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia.[6][7] The seven group winners were seeded, and the seven group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were paired with the unseeded teams, with the former hosting the second leg. Teams from the same main round group could not be drawn against each other.

SeedingEdit

Group Winners
(Seeded in play-off draw)
Runners-up
(Unseeded in play-off draw)
1   Ukraine   Hungary
2   Azerbaijan   Belarus
3   Russia   Serbia
4   Spain   Netherlands
5   Kazakhstan   Slovenia
6   Portugal   Poland
7   Italy   Slovakia

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slovenia   2–5   Spain 1–0 1–5
Slovakia   1–11   Ukraine 0–6 1–5
Poland   1–8   Kazakhstan 1–1 0–7
Serbia   2–4   Portugal 1–2 1–2
Belarus   3–6   Russia 1–4 2–2
Netherlands   5–9   Azerbaijan 1–5 4–4
Hungary   0–9   Italy 0–3 0–6

MatchesEdit

The first legs were played on 22 March, and the second legs were played on 12 and 13 April 2016. Times were CET (UTC+1) for first legs, and CEST (UTC+2) for second legs.

Slovenia  1–0  Spain
Fetić   19' Report
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy), Angelo Galante (Italy)
Spain  5–1  Slovenia
Raúl Campos   3'35'
Ortiz   24'
Miguelín   40'
Aicardo   40' (pen.)
Report Širok   6'
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium), Gerd Bylois (Belgium)

Spain won 5–2 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Slovakia  0–6  Ukraine
Report Mykh. Grytsyna   15'23'33'
Kiselyov   17'
Borsuk   28'
Zhurba   29'
Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland), Borislav Kolev (Bulgaria)
Ukraine  5–1  Slovakia
Borsuk   7'
Zhurba   15'18' (pen.)
Shoturma   26'33'
Report Doša   28'
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain), Juan Gallardo (Spain)

Ukraine won 11–1 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Poland  1–1  Kazakhstan
Mikołajewicz   40' Report Zhamankulov   4'
Referee: Kamil Çetin (Turkey), Ozan Soykan (Turkey)
Kazakhstan  7–0  Poland
Higuita   2'
Zhamankulov   5'13'
Douglas Jr.   6'15'
Leo   26'
Knaub   30'
Report
Referee: Bogdan Sorescu (Romania), Gabriel Gherman (Romania)

Kazakhstan won 8–1 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Serbia  1–2  Portugal
Perić   26' Report Matos   12'
Cardinal   15'
Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia), Nikola Jelić (Croatia)
Portugal  2–1  Serbia
Cardinal   24'
Tiago Brito   31'
Report Ristić   26'
Attendance: 2254
Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary), Balázs Farkas (Hungary)

Portugal won 4–2 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Belarus  1–4  Russia
Chernik   11' Report Robinho   4'
Abramov   9'34'
Lyskov   13'
Referee: Tomasz Frak (Poland), Sebastian Stawicki (Poland)
Russia  2–2  Belarus
Antoshkin   14'
Eder Lima   39'
Report Olshevski   19'
Gorbenko   32'
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal), Nuno Bogalho (Portugal)

Russia won 6–3 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Netherlands  1–5  Azerbaijan
El Ghannouti   10' Report Amadeu   5'29'
Fineo   13'
Augusto   28'
Borisov   31'
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Cédric Pelissier (France)
Azerbaijan  4–4  Netherlands
Farzaliyev   12'
Amadeu   15'
Eduardo   20'
Rafael   26'
Report Ceyar   14'
Velseboer   16'
Mossaoui   26'
Attaibi   28'
Referee: Gerald Bauernfeind (Austria), Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine)

Azerbaijan won 9–5 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Hungary  0–3  Italy
Report Merlim   23'34'
Fortino   24'
Referee: Admir Zahovič (Slovenia), Dejan Nikolić (Slovenia)
Italy  6–0  Hungary
Romano   3'22'
Merlim   4'
Vinícius dos Santos   11'
Fortino   15'
Kaká   27'
Report
Referee: Marc Birkett (England), Ivan Shabanov (Russia)

Italy won 9–0 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following seven teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament:[8]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
  Spain 12 April 2016 7 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Ukraine 12 April 2016 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Kazakhstan 12 April 2016 1 (20002)
  Portugal 12 April 2016 4 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Russia 12 April 2016 5 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012)
  Azerbaijan 12 April 2016 0 (debut)
  Italy 13 April 2016 6 (1989, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 Kazakhstan qualified as a member of the AFC in 2000.

GoalscorersEdit

8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals