Kairat Almaty and FC Dynamo will replay last year's UEFA Futsal Cup final to begin this season's four-team event in Baku after the draw was made by Azerbaijan's national football coach Berti Vogts at the city's Hilton Hotel.
Having beaten 2007 winners Dynamo 4-3 in Tbilisi to claim Kazakhstan's first UEFA title, Kairat will be reunited with the Russian side in the opening semi-final on Thursday 24 April. Dynamo lost their second straight final in 2013, just as they had done in 2006 – 12 months before their sole triumph in Murcia.
In the later semi-final, Araz Naxçivan – hosting Azerbaijan's first-ever UEFA final tournament at Baku's Sarhadchi Olympic Sport Complex – will meet 2012 champions FC Barcelona, who were dethroned by Kairat in the semi-finals 12 months ago. Araz finished third in 2010, in their only previous finals appearance.
The third-place play-off and final will take place on 26 April. The semi-finals and final will be live on Eurosport, which will also carry delayed coverage of the third-place match.
Finals schedule (all times CET, Baku time is three hours ahead)
Semi-finals: Thursday 24 April
15.30: Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders) v FC Dynamo (RUS)
18.00: Araz Naxçivan (AZE, hosts) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
Third-place play-off: Saturday 26 April, 16.00
Final: Saturday 26 April, 18.30
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