UEFA Futsal Euro 2014
Europees kampioenschap zaalvoetbal 2014
Championnat d'Europe de futsal 2014
Futsal-Europameisterschaft 2014
UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
Dates28 January – 8 February
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Italy (2nd title)
Runners-up Russia
Third place Spain
Fourth place Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored121 (6.05 per match)
Attendance90,751 (4,538 per match)
Top scorer(s)Russia Eder Lima (8 goals)
Best player(s)Italy Gabriel Lima[1]
2012
2016

The UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 was the ninth edition of the European Championship for men's national futsal teams organised by UEFA. It was hosted for the first time in Belgium, from 28 January to 8 February 2014, following a decision of the UEFA Executive Committee in December 2011.[2]

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 (group stage) and the Sportpaleis (knockout stage). Television coverage was provided by Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

The defending champions, Spain, were beaten in the semifinals by Russia and thus failed to reach their fifth consecutive tournament final. In the decisive match, Italy defeated Russia 3–1 to win their second title.[3] Spain defeated Portugal 8–4 in the third place match to secure a ninth consecutive podium finish.[4] The top scorer of the tournament was Eder Lima of Russia, with eight goals.[5]

Venues

Antwerp is located in Belgium
Antwerp
Antwerp
Location of the 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro final tournament host city in Belgium

The final tournament matches were played in two venues located in Antwerp's Merksem district. The Lotto Arena hosted the twelve group stage matches, while the remaining eight matches, including the final, were staged in the Sportpaleis arena.[6]

Antwerp
Lotto Arena Sportpaleis
5,218 15,089
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Sportpaleis 2011.jpg

Qualification

Main article: UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 qualifying

The qualification draw was made in Nyon on 4 December 2012.

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1, 2
 Belgium 00Hosts 4 (1996, 1999, 2003, 2010)
 Italy Group 1 winner 8 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Azerbaijan Group 2 winner 2 (2010, 2012)
 Russia Group 3 winner 8 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Spain Group 4 winner 8 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Portugal Group 5 winner 6 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Czech Republic Group 6 winner 6 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Slovenia Group 7 winner 3 (2003, 2010, 2012)
 Ukraine Play-off winner 7 (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
 Romania Play-off winner 2 (2007, 2012)
 Netherlands Play-off winner 4 (1996, 1999, 2001, 2005)
 Croatia Play-off winner 3 (1999, 2001, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italic indicates host for that year

Draw

The final tournament draw was held in Antwerp's Centrum Elzenveld, on 4 October 2013.[7][8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

Match officials

UEFA named sixteen match officials to referee matches at the 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro final tournament.[9]

Nationality Name Date of birth
 Austria Gerald Bauernfeind 1 April 1981
 Belgium Pascal Lemal 21 November 1972
 Croatia Saša Tomić 23 August 1975
 Czech Republic Ondřej Černý 11 April 1979
 England Marc Birkett 3 February 1978
 Finland Timo Onatsu 17 March 1973
 Hungary Balázs Farkas 25 March 1975
 Italy Alessandro Malfer 23 January 1975
 Poland Sebastian Stawicki 23 January 1975
 Portugal Eduardo José Fernandes Coelho 10 October 1979
 Romania Bogdan Sorescu 21 August 1974
 Russia Ivan Shabanov 15 August 1978
 Slovenia Borut Šivic 20 April 1971
 Spain Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras 26 January 1971
 Turkey Kamil Çetin 11 October 1984
 Ukraine Oleg Ivanov 12 October 1972

Squads

Main article: UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 squads

Map of the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 finalist teams and their performances.
Map of the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 finalist teams and their performances.

Group stage

In the group stage, a total of twelve matches (three matches per group) 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 knockout stage, while the third-placed team was eliminated from the tournament.

Tie-breaking

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:[10]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question.

If, after having applied criteria 1–3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1–3 are reapplied to determine their final ranking. If this does not lead to a decision, the following criteria apply:

  1. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Fair play ranking of the teams in question;
  4. Drawing of lots.
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the knockout stage

All times local (CET or UTC+01:00).

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ukraine 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
 Romania 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 3
 Belgium 2 0 1 1 1 6 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]


Belgium 1–6 Romania
Rahou 23' Report Răducu 3'
Matei 14'
Lupu 22'
Șotărcă 32'
Iancu 35'
Salhi 39' (o.g.)
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,760
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)

Romania 0–1 Ukraine
Report Sorokin 17'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 2,544
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic)

Ukraine 0–0 Belgium
Report
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,724
Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 2 1 1 0 11 5 +6 4
 Portugal 2 1 1 0 9 4 +5 4
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]


Russia 7–1 Netherlands
Cirilo 4', 12'
Lyskov 10'
Eder Lima 15', 35'
Sergeev 21'
Robinho 23'
Report Attaibi 28'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,248
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

Netherlands 0–5 Portugal
Report João Matos 6'
Joel 13'
Cardinal 36'
Bruno Coelho 38', 39'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,629
Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia)

Portugal 4–4 Russia
Ricardinho 23'
Gonçalo 29', 34'
Fukin 32' (o.g.)
Report Abramov 23'
Pereverzev 25'
Eder Lima 30', 35'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,515
Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 3
 Slovenia 2 1 0 1 9 9 0 3
 Azerbaijan 2 1 0 1 7 13 −6 3
Source:[citation needed]


Italy 2–3 Slovenia
Fortino 24'
Saad 40'
Report Vrhovec 11'
Čujec 26'
Osredkar 39'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,649
Referee: Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine)

Slovenia 6–7 Azerbaijan
Vrhovec 1', 20', 29'
Čujec 17'
Kroflič 26'
Fetić 37'
Report Amadeu 1'
Rafael 24', 39'
Borisov 29'
Augusto 31'
Felipe 36'
Edu 40'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 2,321
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)

Azerbaijan 0–7 Italy
Report Romano 2'
Fortino 4'
Honorio 16'
Vampeta 25'
Gabriel Lima 27'
Mammarella 32'
Miarelli 40'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,298
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 1 1 0 11 4 +7 4
 Croatia 2 0 2 0 6 6 0 2
 Czech Republic 2 0 1 1 4 11 −7 1
Source:[citation needed]


Spain 3–3 Croatia
Aicardo 16'
Lin 27', 28'
Report Babić 10'
Jelovčić 18'
Capar 38'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,528
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)

Croatia 3–3 Czech Republic
Jelovčić 14'
Marinović 16'
Capar 39'
Report Novotný 9'
Mareš 21'
Belej 24'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 2,002
Referee: Ivan Shabanov (Russia)

Czech Republic 1–8 Spain
Belej 26' Report Fernandão 7', 23'
Sergio Lozano 20' (pen.), 37'
Ortiz 25'
José Ruiz 33'
Raúl Campos 35'
Pola 38'
Lotto Arena, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,433
Referee: Bogdan Sorescu (Romania)

Knockout stage

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, an extra-time consisting of two five-minute periods is played. If teams are still leveled after extra-time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner. In the third place match, the extra-time is skipped and the decision goes directly to kicks from the penalty mark.[10]

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 
 Ukraine1
 
6 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Portugal2
 
 Portugal3
 
4 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Italy4
 
 Italy2
 
8 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Croatia1
 
 Italy3
 
3 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Russia1
 
 Romania0
 
6 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Russia6
 
 Russia (a.e.t.)4
 
4 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Spain3 Third place
 
 Slovenia0
 
8 February – Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
 
 Spain4
 
 Portugal4
 
 
 Spain8
 

Quarterfinals

Ukraine 1–2 Portugal
Valenko 13' Report Cardinal 3', 23'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,702
Referee: Balázs Farkas (Hungary)

Romania 0–6 Russia
Report Robinho 3'
Shayakhmetov 8'
Eder Lima 9', 16', 37'
Sergeev 34'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 4,124
Referee: Borut Šivic (Slovenia)

Italy 2–1 Croatia
Romano 1'
Fortino 10'
Report Jelovčić 7'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,225
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

Slovenia 0–4 Spain
Report Fernandão 11'
Rafa Usín 17'
Aicardo 36', 39'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 3,893
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)

Semifinals

Portugal 3–4 Italy
Ricardinho 13'
Arnaldo 19'
Joel 35'
Report Gabriel Lima 1', 31'
Romano 23'
Fortino 35'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 6,833
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic)

Russia 4–3 (a.e.t.) Spain
Sergeev 22'
Lyskov 26'
Fukin 26'
Robinho 49'
Report Pola 16'
Rafa Usín 26'
Miguelín 38'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 8,152
Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia)

Third place match

Portugal 4–8 Spain
Ricardinho 8'
Pedro Cary 12'
Pedro Costa 26'
Joel 36'
Report Fernandão 6', 38'
José Ruíz 7'
Sergio Lozano 7'
Miguelín 17'
Rafa Usín 18'
Raúl Campos 20'
Pola 40'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 10,619
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)

Final

Italy 3–1 Russia
Gabriel Lima 7'
Murilo 14'
Giasson 19'
Report Eder Lima 10'
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Attendance: 11,552
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

Final ranking

Goalscorers

Only goals scored in the final tournament are considered.[11]

8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References

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  2. ^ "UEFA Futsal EURO 2014: Belgium". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Italy beat Russia to win UEFA Futsal EURO 2014". uefa.com. 2014-02-08.
  4. ^ Saffer, Paul (8 February 2014). "Spain claim bronze against Portugal". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ Saffer, Paul (8 February 2014). "Eder Lima claims adidas Golden Shoe". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Venue guide". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ Seedings confirmed for Futsal EURO draw
  8. ^ UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 draw to take place in Antwerp
  9. ^ "Match officials". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Futsal Championship 2013/14" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Player statistics". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 2 February 2014.