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UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw

The elite round features 16 teams – the top two finishers from the six main round groups and the four top seeds.

UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw

The elite round features 16 teams – the top two finishers from the six main round groups and the four top seeds.

Group A (Torrejón de Ardoz ): Inter FS (ESP)*, Lidselmash Lida (BLR), Kremlin Bicêtre United (FRA), Dobovec (SVN)

Group B (Giovanni Paolo II): Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ), Pescara (ITA)*, Halle-Gooik (BEL), Zelezarec Skopje (MKD)

Group C (Magvassy Hall): Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders), Ugra Yugorsk (RUS), EP Chrudim (CZE), Győr (HUN)*

Group D (Zimný štadión): Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB), Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)*, SL Benfica (POR), Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR)


14.00CET, 14 October, Nyon


• The 12 teams that came through the main round join the four sides given byes to this stage.

• There will be three tiers of seeds: the four top-ranked sides given byes to this round; main round group winners; and main round group runners-up.

• Four teams have been pre-selected as hosts and will be drawn separately:
Inter FS (ESP) – Torrejón de Ardoz
Pescara (ITA) Giovanni Paolo II
Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK) Zimný štadión
Győr (HUN) Magvassy Hall

Top-ranked teams: Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders), Inter FS (ESP)*, Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ), Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB)

Main round group winners: Ugra Yugorsk (RUS), Benfica (POR), Pescara (ITA)*, Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)*, EP Chrudim (CZE), Lidselmash (BLR)

Main round group runners-up: Kremlin Bicêtre United (FRA), Dobovec (SVN), Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR), Zelezarec Skopje (MKD), Halle-Gooik (BEL), Győr (HUN)*


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• Two groups will contain one top-ranked team, two group winners and one runner-up; the other two will consist of one top-ranked side, one group winner and two runners-up.

• The four hosts will be drawn separately so there is one team in each group, while retaining their respective seedings.

• No side can meet a club they faced in the main round, but there is no country protection.

• Due to a decision by the UEFA Emergency Committee, teams from Russia (Ugra Yugorsk) cannot play teams from Ukraine (Lokomotiv Kharkiv).

• Games played 10 to 15 November.

• The four elite round group winners progress to the knockout finals which one of them will host in late April.


Road to the final

The UEFA Futsal Cup comprises three group stages and a four-team final tournament.

Preliminary round
Depending on the number of entrants, the lower-ranked nations are drawn into three or four-team mini-tournaments played at the start of the season. Each mini-tournament is staged by one of the clubs and each team plays each other once with the group winners progressing.

Main round
The preliminary round winners join all but the four highest-ranked entrants excused the previous stage. They are drawn into six groups of four, staged as one-venue mini-tournaments, with the top two teams going through.

Elite round
The 12 teams progressing from the main round join the four top seeds and are drawn into four groups of four teams. The winners of the one-venue mini-tournaments in late autumn progress to the finals.

The four-team finals are held over a weekend in late April and hosted by one of the qualifiers. The tournament is played as a knockout with the semi-finals followed two days later by the final and third-place play-off. If the third-place match is level after 40 minutes it goes straight to penalties, in the other games ten minutes of extra time will be played.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the
official competition regulations.