In the Plaza Mayor Convention Center in the city of Medellin the draw for the FIFA Futsal World Cup took place.
Host Colombia, who will play all their matches in Cali, close the first round of the tournament on September 10 against Portugal in Group A. Rounding out the group is Uzbekistan and Panama, two difficult opponents.
Argentina fell into Group E and will debut against Kazakhstan railway. Also in the group is CONCACAF champion Costa Rica.
Paraguay and Guatemala, meanwhile, will share Group C. The Guarani open against the mighty Italy and the Catrachos will do the same against debutant Vietnam.
The groups after the draw:
Group A: Colombia, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Panama
Group B: Thailand, Russia, Cuba, Egypt
Group C: Paraguay, Italy, Vietnam, Guatemala
Group D: Ukraine, Brazil, Mozambique, Australia
Group E: Argentina, Kazakhstan, Solomon Islands, Costa Rica
Group F: Iran, Spain, Morocco, Azerbaijan
With information from FIFA.com