England’s hopes of making the 2020 Futsal World Cup ended in Eboli last month at the main qualifying round when they suffered three defeats to the hosts Italy (1-4), Hungary (0-3) and Belarus (2-5).
That meant that Michael Skubala’s team will not play in the finals in Lithuania in 11 months’ time.
One nation that will be there is the Solomon Islands, the first of the qualifiers, who won the Oceania tournament at the beginning of November by beating New Zealand in the final. The Islanders are the first team to book a spot in the finals in Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipeda in 2019.
Currently ranked 46th in the world, the Solomons trailed 4-2 to New Zealand before coming back to force penalties and winning the shootout to qualify for their fourth finals in a row. Their one World Cup finals win in 10 games came in Thailand in 2012, when they edged out Guatemala 4-3.
The Futsal Home Nations Championships is a three-day event taking place at St George's Park from Friday, 29 November to Sunday, 1 December.
Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland will be participating.
Last year's tournament in Newry, Northern Ireland was won by England. After securing victories over Wales (3-1) and Scotland (3-1) in their opening two fixtures, Michael Skubala's squad faced the hosts in winner-takes-all affair for the title.
Two strikes from Raoni Medina and a Dean Withers goal earned England their second consecutive title with a third successive 3-1 win.
BBC Sport will be broadcasting live coverage of all three days of the Futsal Home Nations Championship from St. George’s Park.
All games will be available to watch on Connected TV and online via the BBC Sport website and app.
If you miss any of the action you can also catch up via iPlayer.
Friday, 29 November
16:50-19:00 GMT - Northern Ireland v Wales - Connected TV, online and app
19:50-22:00 GMT - England v Scotland - Connected TV, online and app
Saturday, 30 November
15:50-18:00 GMT - England v Northern Ireland - Connected TV, online and app
18:50-21:00 GMT - Scotland v Wales - Connected TV, online and app
Sunday, 1 December
11:50-13:00 GMT - Northern Ireland v Scotland - Connected TV, online and app
15:50-18:00 GMT - England v Wales - Connected TV, online and app
England recently faced Germany in two futsal internationals at St. George's Park in September with both games ending in a 2-2 draw.
Germany's Muhammet Sozer scored a "great flick" within seconds of coming on as fly goalkeeper in the first game, watch that goal again below.
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Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both Uefa and Fifa.
The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.