The draw for the 2012 Fifa Futsal World Cup in Thailand will be held on Friday.
The tournament will be held from Nov 1-18 in Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima.
The four venues are Bangkok Futsal Arena, Indoor Stadium and Nimibut Stadium in Bangkok and Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima.
There will be 24 teams in the tournament and they will be divided into six four-team groups. Iran’s Team Melli was ranked third in this year’s championship held in the UAE.
The top two teams in each group plus four best third placed sides will reach the next round.
The Thai national team will play Spain in two warm-up games at Nimibut Stadium on Friday at 6pm and at Korat Chatchai Hall at 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets starting from 100 baht are available at Thai Ticket Major (www.thaiticketmajor.com).
The 24 participants are:
Europe: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Ukraine.
Africa: Morocco, Libya and Egypt.
North and Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Panama and Costa Rica.
South America: Brazil (champions), Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia
Oceania: Solomon Islands.
Asia: Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Australia and Thailand (hosts).