In Gibraltar’s first participation in a UEFA recognised competition, the GFA were paired with France, Montenegro and San Marino in Group A of the 2013/14 UEFA European Futsal Championship Preliminary Qualifiers.
France, who will host all the games in Group A, to be held between the 22-27 January 2013, are currently ranked 45th* in world futsal, whilst Montenegro are ranked 68th* and San Marino are currently unranked*.
Should Gibraltar win their group, and progress to the next round, they’d compete in Group 1, where they would face Group Hosts Italy, Finland and Hungary. Italy, winners of the 2003 European Futsal Championships, are ranked 3rd in Futsal, Finland are ranked 55th*, and Hungary are ranked 29th*
*Rankings acquired from http://www.futsalworldranking.be/rank.htm (Based on ELO ranking system)