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

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.

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

Bids

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.

Squads

Main article: 2012 UEFA Futsal Championship squads

Venues

UEFA Futsal Euro 2012 is located in Croatia
Venues Map
Arena Arena Zagreb Spaladium Arena
Picture
Arena Zagreb
Spaladium Arena
City Zagreb Split
Capacity 15,024 10,931

Qualification

Main article: 2012 UEFA Futsal Championship qualifying

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 teams

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)

Seeding

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

Referees

Group stage

Group A

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'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)

Romania 3 – 1 Czech Republic
Dobre 17'
Ignat 34'
Matei 37'
Report Belej 8'
Spaladium Arena, Split
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'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)

Group B

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'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
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'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,252
Referee: Gerald Bauernfeind (Austria)

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

Group C

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'
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Stephan Kammerer (Germany)

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

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

Group D

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'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
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'
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Sebastian Stawicki (Poland)

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

Knockout Stage

 
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-finals

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

Croatia 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Ukraine
Ovsyannikov 17' (o.g.) Report Chepornyuk 30'
Penalties
Grcić soccer ball with check mark
Jelovčić soccer ball with check mark
Novak soccer ball with check mark
3 – 1
soccer ball with red X
Kondratyuk
soccer ball with red X
Zhurba
soccer ball with check mark Pavlenko
soccer ball with red X
Legchanov
Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Francesco Massini (Italy)

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

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

Semi-finals

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

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

Third place match

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

Final

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

Final ranking

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg
 Spain
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 Russia
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 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

References

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