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, Zagreb and the 15,024 seater Arena Zagreb and in Split, at the 10,931 capacity Spaladium Arena.

2012 UEFA Futsal Euro 2012
UEFA Europsko futsal prvenstvo 2012
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Tournament details
Host countryCroatia
Dates31 January – 11 February
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (6th title)
Runners-up Russia
Third place Italy
Fourth place Croatia
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored109 (5.45 per match)
Attendance95,519 (4,776 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Jordi Torras (5 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Kike
2010
2014

Spain defended their title, having won it for the sixth consecutive time.[1]

BidsEdit

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 24 March 2010, at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Venues Map
Arena Arena Zagreb Spaladium Arena
Picture    
City Zagreb Split
Capacity 15,024 10,931

QualificationEdit

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.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Croatia 00Hosts 2 (1999, 2001)
  Spain 00Group 1 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Azerbaijan 00Group 1 runner-up 1 (2010)
  Russia 00Group 2 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Serbia 00Group 2 runner-up 3 (1999, 2007, 2010)
  Portugal 00Group 3 winner 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Czech Republic 00Group 4 winner 5 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Romania 00Group 4 runner-up 1 (2007)
  Ukraine 00Group 5 winner 6 (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Turkey 00Group 5 runner-up 0 (debut)
  Italy 00Group 6 winner 7 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  Slovenia 00Group 6 runner-up 2 (2003, 2010)

SeedingEdit

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.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

  Croatia (host, assigned to A1)
  Spain (title holder)
  Italy
  Portugal

  Russia
  Czech Republic
  Ukraine
  Serbia

  Azerbaijan
  Romania
  Slovenia
  Turkey

RefereesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Croatia 2 2 0 0 7 5 +2 6
  Romania 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
  Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 5 8 −3 0
Croatia  2 – 1  Romania
Marinović   23'
Grcić   35'
Report Csoma   30'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)

Romania  3 – 1  Czech Republic
Dobre   17'
Ignat   34'
Matei   37'
Report Belej   8'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland)

Czech Republic  4 – 5  Croatia
Belej   24'
Kopecký   35'
Roman Mareš   37'
Novak   38' (o.g.)
Report Grcić   9'
Marinović   23'38'
Despotović   29'
Novak   37'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
  Ukraine 2 1 0 1 7 7 0 3
  Slovenia 2 0 0 2 5 10 −5 0
Spain  4 – 2  Slovenia
Miguelín   15'
Aicardo   26'
Torras   29'30'
Report Fetić   17'
Mordej   37'
Attendance: 5,308
Referee: Bogdan Sorescu (Romania)

Slovenia  3 – 6  Ukraine
Legchanov   27' (o.g.)
Uršič   33'
Čujec   38'
Report Klochko   5'
Legchanov   8'21'29'
Zhurba   9'
Pavlenko   16'
Attendance: 2,252
Referee: Gerald Bauernfeind (Austria)

Ukraine  1 – 4  Spain
Kike   32' (o.g.) Report Borja   4'
Miguelín   16'
Rafa Usín   18'19'
Attendance: 3,546
Referee: Petros Panayides (Cyprus)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 4
  Italy 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
  Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Italy  3 – 1  Turkey
Ippoliti   7'30'
Gabriel Lima   37'
Report Yasin Erdal   2'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Stephan Kammerer (Germany)

Turkey  0 – 5  Russia
Report Maevski   1'8'24'
Fukin   21'
Cirilo   22'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)

Russia  2 – 2  Italy
Fukin   4'
Sergeev   17'
Report Gabriel Lima   21'
Fortino   30'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Fernando Lumbreras (Spain)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
  Serbia 2 1 0 1 10 10 0 3
  Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2 9 13 –4 0
Portugal  4 – 1  Azerbaijan
Cardinal   3'
Felipe   4' (o.g.)
Marinho   26'
Ricardinho   38'
Report Farajzade   7'
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Ivan Shabanov (Russia)

Azerbaijan  8 – 9  Serbia
Felipe   1'9'
Farzaliyev   5'
Jadder Dantas   11'23'32'
Thiago   34'
Bojović   39' (o.g.)
Report Bojović   6'8'29'39'
Rajčević   9'
Kocić   22'27'
Lazić   23'
Pavićević   37'
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Sebastian Stawicki (Poland)

Serbia  1 – 2  Portugal
Ricardinho   31' (o.g.) Report Arnaldo   21'
Pedro Cary   36'
Attendance: 2,282
Referee: Karel Henych (Czech Republic)

Playoff roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 February 2012 – Split
 
 
  Croatia 1 (3)
 
9 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Ukraine 1 (1)
 
  Croatia 2
 
7 February 2012 – Split
 
  Russia 4
 
  Russia 2
 
11 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Serbia 1
 
  Russia 1
 
6 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Spain 3
 
  Romania 3
 
9 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Spain 8
 
  Spain1
 
7 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Italy 0 Third place
 
  Italy 3
 
11 February 2012 – Zagreb
 
  Portugal 1
 
  Croatia 1
 
 
  Italy 3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Romania  3 – 8  Spain
Gherman   8'14'
Matei   25'
Report Torras   3'19'29'
Aicardo   13'27'
Rafa Usín   16'
Lin   30'
Ortiz   37'
Attendance: 1,516
Referee: Gabor Kovacs (Hungary)

Croatia  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine
Ovsyannikov   17' (o.g.) Report Chepornyuk   30'
Penalties
Grcić  
Jelovčić  
Novak  
3 – 1   Kondratyuk
  Zhurba
  Pavlenko
  Legchanov
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Francesco Massini (Italy)

Russia  2 – 1  Serbia
Fukin   29'
Pula   34'
Report Milosavac   25'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Danijel Janosevic (Croatia)

Italy  3 – 1  Portugal
Arnaldo   20' (o.g.)
Saad   29'
Patias   38'
Report Ricardinho   24'
Attendance: 2,215
Referee: Borut Sivic (Slovenia)

Semi-finalsEdit

Croatia  2 – 4  Russia
Marinović   27'37' Report Prudnikov   1'
Cirilo   5'
Abramov   16'
Pula   21'
Attendance: 14,300
Referee: Borut Sivic (Slovenia)

Spain  1 – 0  Italy
Aicardo   6' Report
Attendance: 8,300
Referee: Gabor Kovacs (Hungary)

Third place matchEdit

Croatia  1 – 3  Italy
Grcić   31' Report Saad   1'
Honorio   26'
Mammarella   39'
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Fernando Lumbreras (ESP)

FinalEdit

Russia  1 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Pula   34' Report Lozano   40'48'
Borja   50'
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Danijel Janosevic (Croatia)

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team
    Spain
    Russia
    Italy
4   Croatia
5   Portugal
6   Serbia
7   Romania
8   Ukraine
9   Czech Republic
10   Azerbaijan
11   Slovenia
12   Turkey


 2012 UEFA Futsal Championship Winners 
 
Spain
Sixth title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spain celebrate once more in Croatia". uefa.com. 12 February 2012.

External linksEdit