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Pavelló Barris Nord, Lleida

The Pavelló Barris Nord in Lleida opened on 4 October 2001 and will act as FC Barcelona's home as UEFA Futsal Cup finals hosts.
Pavelló Barris Nord, Lleida
The Pavelló Barris Nord is best known as a basketball venue ©UEFA.com

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.

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.

Pavelló Barris Nord, Lleida

The Pavelló Barris Nord in Lleida opened on 4 October 2001 and will act as FC Barcelona's home as UEFA Futsal Cup finals hosts.

Capacity: 6,100
Opened: 2001

• Around 180km from Barcelona, the western Catalonian city of Lleida dates back to the Bronze Age and is home to roughly 140,000 people.

• The Pavelló Barris Nord opened on 4 October 2001 with a capacity of 5,500, expanded to its present size two years later.

• It is home to local basketball favourites CE Lleida Bàsquet, who constructed the arena on promotion to Spain's top division, and in their first season they made the play-offs, losing in the quarter-finals to FC Barcelona.

• The arena has also staged sports including gymnastics and concerts by leading Spanish acts.

• The venue was given a new role when picked to stage the 2012 UEFA Futsal Cup finals hosted by Barcelona.

Last updated: 20/03/12 13.02CET

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