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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.

17 October, Nyon

The 12 teams that progressed from the six main round groups join the four highest-seeded clubs that were given byes in the four mini-tournaments between 18 and 23 November.

In the draw, no teams from the same main round section can meet, and the four clubs pre-selected as hosts  will be picked separately though maintaining the seeding as communicated in the draw procedure. There is no country protection.

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.

The four elite round winners will progress to the knockout finals in late April, the hosts picked from among those number.

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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.

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