Asia’s finest learn FIFA Futsal World Cup challengers at Uzbekistan 2024!

The continent’s five representatives learnt their FIFA Futsal World Cup Uzbekistan 2024 opponents following the official draw in Samarkand on Sunday, May 26.

The 24 teams were divided into six groups for the September 14-October 6 global showpiece that will be contested in three cities.

Uzbekistan were drawn in Group A alongside Netherlands, Paraguay and Costa Rica with the hosts aiming for an extended run after a Round of 16 exit in the previous edition.

Uzbekistan, appearing on the world stage for a third time, will be confident of their chances after finishing third in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand 2024 in April.

Iran, who impressed on route to lifting the AFC Futsal Asian Cup trophy for a 13th time, will face Venezuela, Guatemala and France in Group F.

World No 4 Iran, making their ninth consecutive appearance, will be aiming to better the third place finish achieved in 2016.

Thailand, who finished runners-up in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup, were drawn in Group B alongside Brazil, Cuba and Croatia,

Tajikistan confirmed their inaugural appearance on the world stage after a fourth-place finish in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand 2024 and the Central Asian side will aim to impress in Group E with Portugal, Panama and Morocco their opponents.

Afghanistan, the other Asian side who will be making their FIFA Futsal World Cup debut, were drawn in Group C with Argentina, Ukraine and Angola their challengers.

Afghanistan sealed their historic appearance after defeating Kyrgyz Republic in a playoff at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand 2024.

DRAW RESULT

Group A: Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Paraguay, Costa Rica
Group B: Brazil, Cuba, Croatia, Thailand
Group C: Argentina, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Angola
Group D: Spain, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Libya
Group E: Portugal, Panama, Tajikistan, Morocco
Group F: Iran, Venezuela, Guatemala, France

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