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Futsal Cup begins on Saturday

Published: Saturday 11 August 2007, 7.27CET
The 2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup kicks off on Saturday 11 August as 22 teams take part in the Preliminary round over the following week.
Published: Saturday 11 August 2007, 7.27CET

Futsal Cup begins on Saturday

The 2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup kicks off on Saturday 11 August as 22 teams take part in the Preliminary round over the following week.

The 2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup kicks off on Saturday as 22 teams take part in the Preliminary round over the following week.

New nations
The six group winners will progress to the Main round in September, and the first game to take place will match Moldova's FC Camelot Chisinau with FC Anzhi Tallinn, the Estonia's inaugural entrant in this competition. Latvian hosts FK Kauguri and Germany's FV Eppelborn make up Group C. Of the other new nations involved, Irish champions Shamrock Rovers FC are in Group D from 12 August along with FC Politekhnik Yerevan of Armenia, Scotland's Fair City Santos and Austrian home team Stella Rossa Vienna, while KMF Muicipium Casino Plevlja from Montenegro are in the final pool to finish, Group B, which also contains Ararat AGBU Nicosia FC, KS Ali Demi Tirana and French hosts Issy Futsal, running from 16-19 August.

Elite round
In the Main round, 18 automatic entrants await the six Preliminary round qualifiers in four groups, which will each send to teams to the Elite round draw on 18 September. Holders MFK Dinamo Moskva, their Russian rivals MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg, Spanish champions ElPozo Murcia FS and Kairat Almaty are seeded straight into that stage from 13 to 21 October with the group winners progressing to April's final four; the hosts are to be picked from among their number to follow in the footsteps of Murcia.

2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary round
Group A (13-16 August) Group B (16-19 August)
FCK De Hommel (NED) Ararat AGBU Nicosia FC (CYP)
FK Nafta Mažeikiai (LTU) KS Ali Demi Tirana (ALB)
Uni Futsal Club Bulle (SUI) Issy Futsal (FRA)
Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezioyn (ISR) KMF Muicipium Casino Plevlja (MNE)
Group C (11-14 August) Group D (12-15 August)
FK Kauguri (LVA) Politekhnik Yerevan (ARM)
FC Camelot Chisinau (MDA) Fair City Santos (SCO)
FV Eppelborn (GER) Stella Rossa Vienna (AUT)
FC Anzhi Tallinn (EST) Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)
Group E (17-19 August) Group F (16-18 August)
MNK Kaskada Gracanica (BIH) KMN Puntar (SVN)
Skövde AIK (SWE) Granvalira FC Encamp (AND)
Jeepers FC (MLT) London White Bear FC (ENG)

2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup Main round: 8-16 September
Group 1 Group 2
Clearex Chorzów (POL) SL Benfica (POR)
FC Mapid Minsk (BLR) SK Energia (UKR)
KMF Alfa Parf Skopje (MKD) MFC Varna (BUL)
Winner Preliminary round Group A Winner Preliminary round Group D
Group 3 Group 4
Araz Naxçivan (AZE) Futsal Topsport Antwerpen (BEL)
Slov-Matic Fofo Bratislava (SVK) Futsal Club Gödöllő (HUN)
Luparense Calcio A5 (ITA) Athina '90 Athens (GRE)
Winner Preliminary round Group C Winner Preliminary round Group B
Group 5 Group 6
CIP Deva (ROU) KMF Marbo Beograd (SRB)
Iberia 2003 Tbilisi (GEO) FK Era-Pack Chrudrim (CZE)
HMNK Gospić (CRO) Ilves FS Tampere (FIN)
Winner Preliminary round Group F Winner Preliminary round Group E

Group hosts in bold

Last updated: 15/08/07 15.09CET

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