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Elite round

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

Elite round

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

Elite round draw
Group A
: Kairat Almaty (KAZ), KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB), Châtelineau Futsal (BEL), MFK Dinamo Moskva (RUS)*

Group B: Araz Naxçivan (AZE), FC Barcelona (ESP)*, Club Futsal Eindhoven (NED), FK EP Chrudim (CZE)

Group C: Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)*, Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO), City'US Târgu Mureş (ROU), Győri ETO FC (HUN)

Group D: ASD Città di Montesilvano C/5 (ITA, holders), Marca Futsal (ITA)*, Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK), Uragan Ivano-Frankovsk (UKR)

*Mini-tournament hosts

13.30CET, 11 October, Nyon

Four groups of four teams were formed for the elite round, which is played between 12 and 20 November, the section winners progressing to the finals in April.

Two groups each contain one of the four top seeds entering the tournament at this stage, one main group winner and two main round group runners-up. The other two groups each contain one top seed, two main round group winners and one main round group runners-up.

Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, Marca Futsal and MFK Dinamo Moskva were designated as mini-tournament hosts and were picked from a separate pot, though retained their ranking either as top seeds, main round winners or runners-up. No team could be drawn against a side who they played in the main round.

Top seeds (bye)
ASD Città di Montesilvano C/5 (ITA, holders)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)*
Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Araz Naxçivan (AZE)

Main round winners
Group 1: Futsal Club Eindhoven (NED)
Group 2: FC Barcelona (ESP)*
Group 3: Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO)
Group 4: Châtelineau Futsal (BEL)
Group 5: Marca Futsal (ITA)*
Group 6: KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB)

Main round group runners-up
Group 1: MFK Dinamo Moskva (RUS)*
Group 2: Győri ETO FC (HUN)
Group 3: Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)
Group 4: FK EP Chrudim (CZE)
Group 5: City'US Târgu Mureş (ROU)
Group 6: Uragan Ivano-Frankovsk (UKR)




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 (and if needed a certain number of runners-up) progressing.

Main round
The preliminary round winners join the remaining entrants. In Path A, the holders, and the other teams ranked 1 to 11 and 16 to 19 (excluding the holders) are drawn into four groups of four from which the top three go through. In Path B the remaining 16 teams including the sides progressing from the preliminary round are drawn into four groups of group from which the winners go into the elite round.

Elite round
The 16 teams progressing from the main round 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. Those matches will then be decided on penalties if the scores are still level.

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.