England’s Futsal squad head to Bulgaria next week for the preliminary round of the UEFA Futsal Championships.
With Mike Skubala confirmed as the new Three Lions head coach earlier this week, he has selected a 14-man squad for the trip.
The team will play three matches at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna across four days, starting against Malta on Tuesday 23 January before facing Albania the following day.
- Preliminary Round
- 24-27 January 2017
- Varna, Bulgaria
After a rest day, the final match with hosts Bulgaria takes place on Thursday 27 January.
The nation who finish top of the group will progress to the qualifying round, although there is a possibility for a second-placed team to advance, depending on how the other groups go.
Although England are the highest-ranked nation in the group, Skubala is expecting three tight games.
Should England progress, the qualifying round will take place in April and the finals will be held in Slovenia next February.
James Webb – Loughborough Futsal
Russell Goldstein – Helvecia Futsal
Stuart Cook – Wrexham Futsal
Luke Ballinger – Melksham Futsal
Raoni Medina – Helvecia Futsal
William Wallace – Real Betis Futsal
Mark Croft – Loughborough Futsal
Robert Bettson – York City Futsal
Maximilian Kilman – Genesis Futsal
Richard Ward – Helvecia Futsal
Argon Rexha – FC Besa Futsal
Douglas Reed – Futsal Dynamo Futsal
Jonathan Simm – Helvecia Futsal
Liam Palfreeman – Citta Di Falconara Futsal
|Tuesday 24 January 2017|
|15:30||Malta v England|
|Wednesday 25 January 2017|
|15:30||Albania v England|
|Friday 27 January 2017|
|18:00||Bulgaria v England|