- Serbia become the last European qualifiers for the next FIFA Futsal World Cup
- Lazarevic was their hat-trick hero as Finland pushed them all the way
- Serbia will make their second appearance in the global finals
Serbia overcame a stern test from Finland to become the final European qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™.
The Serbians won the first leg 1-0, but a 5-5 draw in today’s return proved just enough. Lazarevic was Serbia’s hero, hitting a hat-trick, with Prsic and Stojkovicdic also on target.
Serbia will now play at their second Futsal World Cup. They reached the Round of 16 at Thailand 2012, but fell to Argentina.
Lithuania 2021 begins on 12 September and finished on 3 October. The qualifiers thus far are as follows:
CAF: Angola, Egypt, Morocco
CONMEBOL: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela
OFC: Solomon Islands
UEFA: Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Lithuania (hosts), Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain.