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Preliminary & main rounds

Preliminary & main rounds

Preliminary round draw
Group A: Sporting Clube de Paris (FRA), CSC Lexmax Chisinau (MDA), FK Nautara Kaunas (LTU)*

Group B: TS Wisła Kraków (POL)*, KF Jedinstvo Bilejo Polje (MNE), Baku United FC (ENG), KS Ali Demi (ALB)

Group C: Vegakameratene (NOR), Minerva Futsal Bern (SUI), Stella Rossa Wien (AUT)* , Fırat Üniversitesi Elazığ (TUR)

Group D: Asa Ben Gurion (ISR), KMF Tango Sarajevo (BIH), Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL)*

Group E: KMF Zelezarec Skopje (MKD), FC Grand Pro Varna (BUL)*, FC Shahumyan Yerevan (ARM), FC Encamp (AND)

Group F: VitEn Novolukomi (BLR), Eden College Futsal (IRL), Perth Saltires (SCO), Göteborg Futsal Club (SWE)*

Group G: FS Ilves Tampere (FIN)*, Hamburg Panthers (GER), JB Futsal Gentofte (DEN), Hibernians FC (MLT)

Group H: Athina '90 Athens (GRE), FC Anzhi Tallinn (EST), Víkingur Ólafsvík (ISL)*

Main round draw
Group 1: Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK), FK Nikars Riga (LVA)*, Winner Group F, Winner Group G

Group 2: Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO), ETO FC Győr (HUN)*, Winner Group D, Winner Group E

Group 3: Marca Futsal (ITA), Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ), FC Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR)*, Winner Group A

Group 4: FK EP Chrudim (CZE), FC Litija (SVN), AC Omonia Nicosia (CYP)*, Winner Group B

Group 5: KMF Ekonomac Kragyjevac (SRB)*, Club Futsal Eindhoven (NED), MNK Nacional Zagreb, Winner Group  C

Group 6: Araz Naxçivan (AZE), City'US Târgu Mures (ROU)*, Châtelineau Futsal (BEL), Winner Group H


14.00, 3 July, Nyon
In total, 29 clubs (ranked 21–49) will start the competition in the preliminary round, with 16 more (ranked 5–20) entering for the main round.

Full coefficient rankings

The 29 teams beginning in the preliminary round, played from 27 August to 1 September, will be drawn into five groups of four and three of three. Every group will contain one side each from the four seeding pots, ranked by coefficient, other than the three-team sections which will have one apiece from the top two tiers and one from either the third or the fourth tier. Eight clubs, including three of the nine newcomers starting in the preliminary round, have been pre-selected as mini-tournament hosts and will be drawn separately before being placed in their appropriate seeding position.

As three of the hosts will be in the fourth tier of seeds but can stage three-team groups, a number of sides from Pot 3 (containing the lowest-ranked clubs) will be selected to fill the fourth position in any remaining four-team groups without a fourth-tier host. Among the seven debutants in this round are England's Baku United FC, who look set to field Arnaldo Pereira, a 2009/10 winner with SL Benfica.

For the main round, the winners of the eight preliminary round groups will be pre-drawn in the proceedings on 3 July together with the 16 teams entering at this stage. Among their number are last season's finals hosts and the competition's sole ever-presents Iberia Star Tblisi, plus debutant Tulpar Karagandy, entering as Kazakhstan's runners-up thanks to Kairat's status as holders. As in the previous draw, sides will be allocated one of four seeding positions and six clubs have been designated as hosts and will be drawn separately.

The main round will be contested from 1 to 6 October and the top two in each of the six groups will join the four top seeds in the elite round draw on 18 October. The four elite round group winners, to be decided between 19 and 24 November, will compete in the final tournament in late April with the hosts picked from among them.

2013/14 entrants

All seedings by coefficient

Preliminary round
Pot 1 – hosts

FC Ilves Tampere (FIN, seeding position 1)
TS Wisła Kraków (POL, 1)*
FC Grand Pro Varna (BUL, 2)
Stella Rossa Wien (AUT, 3)
FK Nautara Kaunas (LTU, 3)
Göteborg Futsal Club (SWE, 4)*
Víkingur Ólafsvík (ISL, 4)*
Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL, 4)*

Pot 2
Groups A–H: draw to determine three-team groups

Pot 3 – seeding position 4 or 3
JB Futsal Gentofte (DEN)*
FC Encamp (AND)
Hibernians FC (MLT)
Fırat Üniversitesi Elazığ
KS Ali Demi (ALB)

Pot 4 – seeding position 3
Baku United FC (ENG)*
FC Shahumyan Yerevan (ARM)
Perth Saltires (SCO)

Pot 5 – seeding position 2
KMF Tango Sarajevo (BIH)*
Eden College Futsal (IRL)*
KF Jedinstvo Bilejo Polje (MNE)
Minerva Futsal Bern (SUI)
Hamburg Panthers (GER)
CSC Lexmax Chisinau (MDA)
FC Anzhi Tallinn (EST)

Pot 6 – seeding position 1
Athina '90 Athens (GRE)
Vegakameratene (NOR)
Sporting Clube de Paris (FRA)
KMF Zelezarec Skopje (MKD)
Asa Ben Gurion (ISR)
VitEn Novolukomi (BLR)

Main round
Pot 7 – hosts

KMF Ekonomac Kragyjevac (SRB, 1)
FK Nikars Riga (LVA, 2)
ETO FC Győr (HUN, 2)
City'US Târgu Mures (ROU, 2)
AC Omonia Nicosia (CYP, 3)
FC Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR, 3)

Pot 8 – seeding position 4
Preliminary round winners Groups A to H

The last two of the eight to be drawn will be placed in seeding position 3 of first available groups

Pot 9 – seeding position 3
MNK Nacional Zagreb (CRO)
Châtelineau Futsal (BEL)

Pot 10 – seeding position 2
Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ)*
FC Litija (SVN)
Club Futsal Eindhoven (NED)

Pot 11 – seeding position 1
Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO)
Marca Futsal (ITA)
Araz Naxçivan (AZE)
Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)
FK EP Chrudim (CZE)

Bye to elite round
Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders)
MFK Dinamo (RUS)
FC Barcelona (ESP)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)



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.