Baku United FC become the first team to represent England in the UEFA Futsal Cup elite round this week, but despite hosts FC Barcelona being one of the sides standing in their way of creating more history they are confident of a good showing.
Araz pride after thrilling win
What Araz Naxçivan lacked in energy they more than made up for in heart, said Adriano Foglia, after the hosts earned bronze in a ten-goal thriller with Kairat Almaty.
Barça duo dedicate win to Ari and Tito Vilanova
Fernandão and Gabriel made history for FC Barcelona against FC Dynamo yet preferred to remember injured Ari and the late Tito Vilanova in their post-match thoughts.
Dynamo 'hurting' after final defeat
Romulo told UEFA.com that heads were down in the FC Dynamo dressing room after Tino Pérez's side lost their third successive final, yet vowed to be back on this stage quickly.
Barcelona joy at final spot
FC Barcelona’s Aicardo told UEFA.com of his relief at overcoming a “hard match” against Araz Naxçivan to make it to the UEFA Futsal Cup final, while the losing side’s Adriano Foglia remained upbeat, saying his team had given “1000%” but had faced “the best team in the world”.
Fernandinho’s Dynamo delight
Scorer of the goal that took FC Dynamo into the UEFA Futsal Cup final, Fernandinho revealed that the strike was the result of a perfectly executed training ground routine, while Kairat Almaty’s Danilo Baron said that it was “small details” that decided the game but vowed to “fight for third place”.
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MFK Dinamo-Kairat reaction
Dinmukhambet Suleimenov declared himself ‘speechless’ after Kairat Almaty secured their maiden UEFA Futsal Cup crown, while MFK Dinamo’s Cirilo was left disappointed by his side’s 4-3 defeat.
Iberia Star-Barcelona reaction
Barcelona captain Torras told UEFA.com that his side showed how strong they are by beating Iberia Star 4-1 to claim third place, while Marko Perić was proud of his team’s best ever finish at the UEFA Futsal Cup.
Iberia Star-MFK Dinamo reaction
Aleksei Popov told UEFA.com that the MFK Dinamo gameplan “was a real success” after they earned a place in the UEFA Futsal Cup final at the expense of Iberia Star, for whom Fuste was gracious in defeat.
Higuita tells UEFA.com of his emotions after Kairat edged a nine-goal thriller against the holders FC Barcelona, for whom Sergio Lozano admitted “we didn’t play our best game.”
Suspended Gustavo backs Dinamo
MFK Dinamo keeper Gustavo will be a spectator on Friday as he is suspended for the semi-final against Iberia Star Tbilisi but he has enjoyed his campaign and backs his colleagues.
Kairat duo promise almighty effort
Kairat Almaty take on holders FC Barcelona in their fifth semi-final on Friday in Tbilisi – and Dinmukhambet Suleimenov and Vitaliy Khalyavin have their sights set on a first decider.
Fernandão wants more Barcelona trophy time
A year ago FC Barcelona vice-captain Fernandão carried the UEFA Futsal Cup on to the Camp Nou pitch in triumph; now he is aiming to lead the Catalan outfit to another triumph in Tbilisi.
Fukin fit for Dinamo futsal challenge
A year ago as MFK Dinamo lost the final to FC Barcelona in Lleida, a frustrated Aleksandr Fukin was watching injured from the sidelines but in Tbilisi he will be back and raring to go.
Barcelona relive 2012 triumph in Lleida
FC Barcelona defend the UEFA Futsal Cup in Tbilisi later this month and Torras, Fernandão and Sergio Lozano relive their debut triumph 12 months ago on home territory in Lleida.
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Candelas previews Futsal Cup finals
Jesús Candelas has won two UEFA Futsal Cups with Interviú Madrid and ahead of this year's finals kicking off on Friday he looks ahead to the showpiece in Almaty, tipping SL Benfica to do well again.
Bastos, Robinho and Jádson on futsal
With the UEFA Futsal Cup starting in Almaty on Friday, Brazilian stars Michel Bastos, Robinho and Jádson explain how playing the game as youngsters helped their careers thrive.
Candelas shares Futsal Cup thoughts
Jesús Candelas, who twice coached Interviú Madrid to UEFA Futsal Cup victory and reached two more finals, looks ahead to this year's finals with the draw due on Wednesday in Almaty.