Preliminary round (26-31 August)
Group A: Hovocubo (NED), Eden Futsal (IRL)*, Istanbul Üniversitesi SK (TUR), Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL)
Group B: Baku United FC (ENG), MNK Centar Sarajevo (BIH)*, Malmö City FC (SWE), Gibraltar Scorpions FC (GIB)
Group C: FS Ilves Tampere (FIN), Record Bielsko-Byala (POL)*, Perth Saltires (SCO), FK Lokomotyvas Radviliškis (LTU)
Group D: APOEL FC (CYP)*, NAFI Stuttgart (GER), FC Anzhi Tallin (EST), KF Flamurtari Vlorë (ALB)
Group E: FC Stalitsa Minsk (BLR), FC Encamp (AND), FSC Schwaz (AUT)*, FC Talgrig Yerevan (ARM)
Group F: MNK Alumnus Zagreb (CRO)*, København Futsal (DEN), Balzan FC (MLT)
Group G: KMF Zelezarec Skopje (MKD), Asa Ben Gurion (ISR) , FC Agama Podgorica (MNE)*
Group H: FC Grand Pro Varna (BUL)*, Uni Futsal Bulle (SUI), FC Progress Chisinau (MDA)
Main round (30 September-5 October)
Group 1: FK EP Chrudim (CZE)*, Sporting Club de Paris (FRA), Winner preliminary round Group E, Winner preliminary round Group G
Group 2: Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO), FK Nikars Riga (LVA)*, Winner preliminary round Group H, Winner preliminary round Group C
Group 3: ISK Dina Moskva (RUS)*, FC Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR), FC Deva (ROU), Winner preliminary round Group F
Group 4: Inter FS (ESP), Futsal Team Charleroi (BEL), KMN Kobarid (SVN)*, Winner preliminary round Group A
Group 5: KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB)*, Luparense C/5 (ITA), Athina '90 (GRE), Winner preliminary round Group B
Group 6: Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK), MVFC Berettjóújfalu (HUN)*, Vegakameratene (NOR), Winner preliminary round Group D
14.00CET, 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.
Holders FC Barcelona are among 49 clubs in the running for the 2014/15 UEFA Futsal Cup – and will be one of four teams excused from the draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com, for the preliminary and main rounds at 14.00CET on 3 July.
Last April, Barcelona regained in Baku the title they previously won in 2012 and, as one of the top four seeds, get a bye to November's elite round, along with 2013 victors Kairat Almaty, last season's finals hosts Araz Naxçivan and 2011 runners-up Sporting Clube de Portugal. 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.
The 29 teams beginning in the preliminary round, played from 26 to 31 August, 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 six of the 13 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. Among the debutants are Gibraltar Scorpions FC, the first Gibraltarian entrants in the competition.
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 the competition's sole ever-presents Iberia Star Tbilisi, the only three-time champions Inter FS, and ISK Dina Moskva, making their debut in this competition having won a previous unofficial European tournament three times when they were the dominant force in Russia in the 1990s and turn of the century.
As in the previous draw, sides will be allocated one of four seeding positions and six clubs, including Dina, have been designated as hosts and will be drawn separately. The main round will be contested from 30 September to 5 October and the top two in each of the six groups will join the four top seeds in the elite round draw on 17 October. The four elite round group winners, to be decided between 18 and 23 November, will compete in the final tournament in late April with the hosts picked from among them.
Pot 1 – hosts
MNK Alumnus Zagreb (CRO, seeding position 1)*
FC Grand Pro Varna (BUL, 1)
APOEL FC (CYP, 1)*
MNK Centar Sarajevo (BIH, 2)*
Record Bielsko-Byala (POL, 2)*
Eden Futsal (IRL, 2)
FSC Schwaz (AUT, 3)*
FC Agama Podgorica (MNE, 3)*
Pot 2 – seeding position 4
FC Talgrig Yerevan (ARM)
KF Flamurtari Vlorë (ALB)
FK Lokomotyvas Radviliškis (LTU)*
Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL)
Gibraltar Scorpions FC (GIB)*
Pot 3 – seeding position 3
FC Anzhi Tallin (EST)
Istanbul Üniversitesi SK (TUR)
FC Progress Chisinau (MDA)*
Malmö City FC (SWE)*
Perth Saltires (SCO)
Balzan FC (MLT)
Pot 4 – seeding position 2
Asa Ben Gurion (ISR)
København Futsal (DEN)
Uni Futsal Bulle (SUI)
FC Encamp (AND)
N.A.F.I. Stuttgart (GER)*
Pot 5 – seeding position 1
Baku United FC (ENG)
MFC Stolitsa Minsk (BEL)*
KMF Zelezarec Skopje (FYROM)
FS Ilves Tampere (FIN)
Pot 6 – hosts
KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB, 1)
ISK Dina Moskva (RUS, 1)*
FK EP Chrudim (CZE, 1)
FK Nikars Riga (LVA, 2)
MVFC Berettjóújfalu (HUN, 2)
KMN Kobarid (SVN, 3)
Pot 7 – 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 8 – seeding position 3
FC Deva (ROU)*
Pot 9 – seeding position 2
Luparense C/5 (ITA)
FC Lokomotiv Kharkov (UKR)
Futsal Team Charleroi (BEL)
Sporting Club de Paris (FRA)
Pot 10 – seeding position 1
Inter FS (ESP)
Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO)
Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)
Bye to elite round
FC Barcelona (ESP, holders)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Araz Naxçivan (AZE)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
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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.