The playoffs will be held at a centralized venue no later than June.

In the current Asia rankings, Vietnam stand at the ninth place, while Thailand rank third, Lebanon sixth and Iraq 11th.

Members of Vietnam men’s futsal team (in red) vie for the ball

In a recent announcement, the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) said that only the top three recurring teams of the most recent AFC Futsal Championship’s edition, which are Iran, Japan and Uzbekistan, will be nominated as the AFC’s representatives, hence automatically qualifying for the global futsal showpiece.

All the remaining teams will have to compete for the final two slots.

At present, 18 teams have booked their berths at the Futsal World Cup 2021, which is scheduled to take place from September 12 to October 3. There remain six slots to be decided, with two in Asia and four in the North, Central America and Caribbean region (CONCACAF).

The draw will be held once the final 24 squads are determined.

Source: VNA