May 20, 2016

Futsal: 2016 World Cup draw announced

Futsal: 2016 World Cup draw announced


national  team have been placed in Group B for next summer’s in Colombia, alongside Russia.

The 2016 Futsal World Cup will be the 8th edition of the tournament and will be held in Colombia, from 10 September to 1 October 2016.

​Egypt were drawn in group B that joins Russia, Cuba and Thailand. The top two of each group and the four best third-placed teams will qualify to the round of 16.

Egypt were drawn from Pot 2 alongside former World Cup winners Portugal, Ukraine, Iran, Paraguay and Costa Rica​.

​The Pharaohs will face Cuba in their opening match, before facing Russia three days later then meets Thailand in the final group stages game on Friday, September 16.

​It’s worth noting that the Egyptian men’s futsal team have qualified for the 2016 World Cup after beating Zambia 5-4 in the semi-final of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, before losing to Morocco in the final.

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