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Elite round hosts confirmed

The 2010/11 UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw will be made on Tuesday 12 October and four clubs have been selected to host the mini-tournaments from 20 to 28 November.

The Ekaterinburg Palace of Sport will be one of the four elite round venues
The Ekaterinburg Palace of Sport will be one of the four elite round venues ©Sportsfile

The 2010/11 UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw will be made at 14.00CET, streamed in video live on UEFA.com, and four clubs have been selected to host the mini-tournaments from 20 to 28 November.

MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg – who won the tournament in 2008 and staged the finals a year later at their Palace of Sport – will stage one of the groups, as will AFC Kairat Almaty, Sporting Clube de Portugal and KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac. Ekaterinburg and Almaty are among four top seeds entering the competition at this stage along with holders SL Benfica and ElPozo Murcia FS.

Each of the four groups will contain one of those teams, with the rest of the places filled by the 12 clubs that progressed from the six main round mini-tournaments. Two of the elite round groups will contain one main round group winner and two runners-up, while the two other groups will contain one top seed, two group winners and one runner-up.

No team can face a club they played in the main round and the four mini-tournament hosts will naturally also be kept apart. However, Portuguese rivals Benfica and Sporting can be drawn in the same group. The four group winners will progress to the finals in April.

2010/11 UEFA Futsal Cup elite round entrants
Draw 12 October, matches 20-28 November

Seeds (bye to elite round)
SL Benfica (POR, holders)
MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS) HOSTS
ElPozo Murcia FS (ESP)
AFC Kairat Almaty (KAZ) HOSTS

Main round winners
Group 1: Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) HOSTS
Group 2: FC Time Lviv (UKR)
Group 3: Araz Naxçivan (AZE)
Group 4: Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO)
Group 5: ASD Città Di Montesilvano C/5 (ITA)
Group 6: KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB) HOSTS

Main round runners-up
Group 1: Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK)
Group 2: AGBU Ararat Nicosia FC (CYP)*
Group 3: City'us Târgu Mureş (ROU)
Group 4: FK EP Chrudim (CZE)
Group 5: MNK Nacional Zagreb (CRO)
Group 6: Akademia FC Pniewy (POL)

*progressed from preliminary round

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