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UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw

The elite round features 16 teams.

UEFA Futsal Cup elite round draw

The elite round features 16 teams.

Elite round draw

Group A: Barcelona (ESP), Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB), 't Knooppunt (NED), Pescara (ITA, hosts)

Group B: Sporting CP (POR, hosts), Dina Moskva (RUS), Nacional Zagreb (CRO), Halle-Gooik (BEL)

Group C: Stalitsa Minsk (BLR), Luparense (ITA), Kherson (UKR), Győr (HUN, hosts)

Group D: Inter FS (ESP, hosts), Kairat Almaty (KAZ), Braga/AAUM (POR), Deva (ROU)

13:30CET, 19 October, Nyon


How it works

  • Teams in Pot 1 cannot meet a side in Pot 2 they played in the main round (groups indicated).
  • There is no country protection.
  • Four mini-tournament hosts have be named ahead of the draw and placed in a Pot 1, while maintaining their seeding (position in group indicated).
  • The teams in Pot 2 will be drawn next, filling the two remaining position 4 spots ot filled by hosts before filling position 3
  • Pots 3 (position 2) and 4 (position 1 teams minus the two hosts) will then be drawn.
  • Due to decisions of the UEFA Emergency Panel. teams from Russia (Dino Moskva) cannot be drawn against teams from Ukraine (Kherson).
  • Matches will be played 21 to 26 November.
  • The four group winners will progress to the knockout finals, with one of those clubs appointed hosts for the event on 19 or 20 and 21 or 22 April.

Seeding pots

Pot 1 – mini-tournament hosts: Inter FS (ESP, holders, position 1, Gp2), Sporting CP (POR, position 1, Gp3), Pescara (ITA, position 4), Győr (HUN, position 4)

Pot 2 – positions 3 & 4 (Main round Path A third place and Path B winners): Braga/AAUM (POR), Kherson (UKR), Nacional Zagreb (CRO), 't Knooppunt (NED), Halle-Gooik (BEL), Deva (ROU)

Pot 3 – position 2 (Main round Path A runners-up): Kairat Almaty (KAZ, Gp1), Dina Moskva (RUS, Gp2), Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB, Gp3), Luparense (ITA, Gp4)

Pot 4 – position 1 (Main round Path A winners): Stalitsa Minsk (BLR, Gp1), Barcelona (ESP, Gp4)

Key facts

  • Inter won their record fourth title last season and aim to become the first team to retain the trophy since Playas de Castellón won the inaugural finals in 2002 and 2003.
  • Barcelona and Kairat are the other ex-champions in the draw, Sporting have also reached the final whule Luparense and Dina have previously made the last four.
  • Braga, Kherson and the only preliminary round survivors, 't Knooppunt, are all debutants


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.