Vietnam through to FIFA Futsal World Cup knockout stage after draw with Czech Republic
Kaunas: Vietnam played to a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic in their final Group D match of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 at the Kaunas Arena on Sunday.
The result meant Vietnam - with four points - finished third in the group but advanced to the Round of 16 as one of the best third-placed finishers. Brazil won the group with nine points with Czech Republic second.
IR Iran defeat United States to seal FIFA Futsal World Cup knockout stage slot
Vilnius: Islamic Republic of Iran came from a goal down to defeat the United States 4-2 in Group F of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 at the Vilnius Arena on Friday.
Goalkeeper Alireza Samimi's sending off didn’t dent IR Iran’s resolve as they overturned a one goal deficit to lead 3-1 going into the break before holding off a late United States charge to seal the victory.
With Argentina defeating Serbia 4-2 later on Friday, both teams confirmed their spots in the Round of 16 with IR Iran's clash against the South American powerhouse on Monday to decide the Group F winners.
Spanish fightback denies Japan second FIFA Futsal World Cup win
Klaipėda: Japan were denied a famous win as Spain fought back to defeat the Asian side 4-2 in Group E of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 at the Klaipėda Arena on Friday.
Japan led 2-1 at half time but Spain bounced back in the second half to take the points with the three-time Asian champions hopes of advancing to the knockout stage now dependent on their result again Paraguay on Monday.
Thailand keep FIFA Futsal World Cup hopes alive with late draw against Morocco
Kaunas: Jirawat Sornwichian scored in the dying seconds as Thailand forced a 1-1 draw with Morocco to keep their FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 hopes alive at the Kaunas Arena on Thursday.
Just seconds away from a second successive defeat, Jirawat struck in the final minute to salvage a point with Thailand now in a much stronger position going into their final Group C match against Solomon Islands on Sunday.