Hosts Lithuania to play Venezuela in FIFA Futsal World Cup opener

  • Reigning champions Argentina debut against USA, while hosts Lithuania face Venezuela
  • Kaunas Arena to host the opening match and the final
  • First FIFA tournament to be held in Lithuania kicks off on 12 September
  • The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ draw, held today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, revealed the fate of the 24 participating national teams. Hosts Lithuania were drawn into Group A and will play the opening match of the tournament at Kaunas Arena against fellow debutants Venezuela on 12 September.

    Defending champions Argentina were drawn into Group F and will begin their campaign against USA in Vilnius, while record five-time champions Brazil kick off their bid to win a first crown since 2012 against Vietnam in Klaipėda in Group D.

    From the other European teams, two-time champions Spain will attempt to bring back the title to Europe for the first time since 2004. They were drawn in Group E and will play their first match in Klaipėda against Paraguay. Portugal will make their debut against Thailand and the Football Union of Russia will play Egypt in their first match.

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