Elite round draw
Group A: FC Barcelona (ESP), FK EP Chrudim (CZE)*, City'US Târgu Mureş (ROU), Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR)
Group B: MFK Dinamo (RUS), KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB), Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK), FC Litija (SVN)*
Group C: Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders)*, MFK VitEn Vitebsk (BLR), Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ), KMF Tango Sarajevo (BIH)
Group D: Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)*, Győri ETO FC (HUN), Araz Naxçivan (AZE), CF Eindhoven (NED)
14.00CET, 18 October, Nyon
The 12 teams that progressed from the six main round groups join the four highest-seeded clubs that were given byes – holders Kairat Almaty, former winners MFK Dinamo and FC Barcelona, and 2011 runners-up Sporting Clube de Portugal – in the four mini-tournaments between 19 and 24 November.
In the draw, no teams from the same main round section can meet, and the four clubs pre-selected as hosts (FC Litija, FK EP Chrudim, Kairat and Sporting) will be picked separately though maintaining the seeding as communicated in the draw procedure. There is no country protection, so Tulpar Karagandy could be drawn in Kairat's group.
There will be four pots in all: Pot 1 the hosts, Pot 2 the main round runners-up (with two groups having one and two groups having two), Pot 3 the main round winners (with two groups having one and two groups having two) and Pot 4 the remaining seeds Dinamo and Barcelona.
The four elite round winners will progress to the knockout finals in late April, with the hosts picked from among their number at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Bilbao on 12 December.
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The UEFA Futsal Cup comprises three group stages and a four-team final tournament.
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.
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.
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.