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UEFA Futsal Cup preliminary & main round draws

The first two rounds of the competition are drawn in the same ceremony.

UEFA Futsal Cup preliminary & main round draws

The first two rounds of the competition are drawn in the same ceremony.

Preliminary round draw (22 to 27 August)
Group A: Helvécia Futsal London (ENG), Lynx FC (GIB), Transylvania FC Dublin (IRL), Futsal Minerva (SUI, hosts)

Group B: FC Liburn (KOS), KMF Titograd (MNE), FK Vytis (LTU), Differdange 03 (LUX, hosts)

Group C: KMF Shkupi 1927 (MKD), Luxol St Andrews (MLT), Diamant Linz (AUT, hosts), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Group D: SSV Jahn 1889 Regensburg (GER), IFK Uddevalla (SWE, hosts), FC Encamp (AND), Tre Fiori (SMR)

Group E: Flamurtari Vlorë (ALB), Mostar SG (BIH, hosts), Arnavutköy Belediye Spor (TUR), Narva United (EST)

Group F: Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP, hosts), Classic Chisinau (MDA), Leo Futsal Club (ARM), Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL)

Group G: Record Bielsko-Biała (POL), Doukas SAC (GRE), København Futsal (DEN, hosts), Belfast United (NIR)

Group H: Levski Sofia West (BUL), 't Knooppunt (NED), Sjamtrollan Idrettslag (NOR, hosts), TMT Futsal Club (SCO)

• Group winners progress to main round Path B

Main round draw (10 to 15 October)
Path A

Group 1: Kairat Almaty (KAZ), FC Dynamo (RUS), Pescara (ITA), Stalitsa Minsk (BLR, hosts)

Group 2: Inter FS (ESP, holders), Dina Moskva (RUS), Braga/AUUM (POR), Brezje Maribor (SVN, hosts)

Group 3: Sporting CP (POR), Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB, hosts), Nikars Riga (LVA), MFC Kherson (UKR)

Group 4: Barcelona (ESP), EP Chrudim (CZE), Győr (HUN), Luparense (ITA, hosts)

• The top three teams in each of the four groups progress to the elite round.

Path B
Group 5: Nacional Zagreb (CRO, hosts), Garges Djibson (FRA), Winner preliminary round Group C, Winner preliminary round Group B

Group 6: Slovan Bratislava (SVK, hosts), Georgians (GEO), Winner preliminary round Group G, Winner preliminary round Group H

Group 7: Halle-Gooik (BEL), Sievi FS (FIN, hosts), Winner preliminary round Group D, Winner preliminary round Group A

Group 8: Araz Naxçivan (AZE), FC Deva (ROU, hosts), Winner preliminary round Group F**, Winner preliminary round Group E

**Due to a decision of the UEFA Emergency Committee, clubs from Armenia and Azerbaijan cannot meet. If Leo of Armenia win Group F, they will be moved to Group 5, with the exact arrangement to be confirmed.

• The group winners progress to the elite round.

14:00CET. 6 July, Nyon

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A record 56 clubs have entered the UEFA Futsal Cup for 2017/18. The 24 clubs with the highest coefficients receive byes to the main round while the other 32 start in the preliminary round.

Full coefficient rankings

Preliminary round (22 to 27 August)
• Eight groups of four.
• Every group will contain one side each from the four seeding pots, ranked by coefficient.
Eight clubs, including six of the 18 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.
• The eight group winners go through.
• Due to a decision of the UEFA Emergency Committee, clubs from Kosovo cannot be drawn with teams from Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore SG Mostar (BIH) cannot be drawn in the same group as FC Liburn (KOS), who would be moved to the next available slot.
• Northern Ireland are entering a club for the first time.

Main round (10 to 15 October)
Path A

Holders Inter FS, the next 11 top-ranked clubs and the teams ranked 16th to 19th will be involved in this path.
• Among the teams involved are two more debutants: Braga/AAUM of Portugal and Ukraine's MFC Kherson.
• Also in this path are former winners Kairat Almaty, Barcelona and FC Dynamo and 2017 runners-up Sporting CP.
• As in the previous draw, sides will be allocated one of four seeding positions and four clubs have been designated as hosts and will be drawn separately, while maintaining their seeding positions. There is no country protection.
• Due to a decision of the UEFA Emergency Committee, clubs from Armenia and Azerbaijan cannot meet. Thus the winners of the preliminary round group involving Leo Futsal Club (ARM) cannot be drawn into the group with Araz Naxçivan (AZE).
• The top three teams in each of the four groups progress to the elite round.

Path B
• The teams ranked 12th to 15th and 20th to 23rd will be joined by the eight preliminary round winners.
• French debutants Garges Djibson will enter in this round.
• As in the previous draw, sides will be allocated one of four seeding positions and four clubs have been designated as hosts and will be drawn separately, while maintaining their seeding positions.
• Due to a decision of the UEFA Emergency Committee, clubs from Armenia and Azerbaijan cannot meet. Thus the winners of the preliminary round group involving Leo Futsal Club (ARM) cannot be drawn into the group with Araz Naxçivan (AZE).
• The winners of each of the four groups progress to the elite round.

Elite round & Final tournament
• The 16 clubs will compete in four groups of four, drawn on 19 October.
• The four group winners in November will progress to the final tournament in April, with the hosts picked from among the qualifiers.

Calendar
Preliminary & main round draw: 6 July
Preliminary round: 22–27 August
Main round: 10–15 October
Elite round draw: 19 October
Elite round: 21–26 November
Finals draw: tbc
Finals: 19 or 20 & 21 or 22 April

2017/18 entrants
*Debutants
Preliminary round
Pot 1 – hosts

Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP, position 1)*
Mostar SG (BIH, 2)*
IFK Uddevalla (SWE, 2)*
Sjamtrollan Idrettslag (NOR, 3)*
København Futsal (DEN, 3)
Diamant Linz (AUT, 3)*
Differdange 03 (LUX, 4)
Futsal Minerva (SUI, 4)*

Pot 2 – seeding position 4
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)*
Tre Fiori (SMR)
Narva United (EST)*
Wrexham Futsal Club (WAL)
TMT Futsal Club (SCO)*
Belfast United (NIR)*

Pot 3 – seeding position 3
Leo Futsal Club (ARM)*
Transylvania FC Dublin (IRL)*
FC Encamp (AND)
FK Vytis (LTU)*
Arnavutköy Belediye Spor (TUR)*

Pot 4 – seeding position 2
KMF Titograd (MNE)
't Knooppunt (NED)*
Doukas SAC (GRE)
Classic Chisinau (MDA)
Luxol St Andrews (MLT)
Lynx FC (GIB)

Pot 5 – seeding position 1
KMF Shkupi 1927 (MKD)*
Levski Sofia West (BUL)
Helvécia Futsal London (ENG)
Record Bielsko-Biała (POL)
SSV Jahn 1889 Regensburg (GER)*
Flamurtari Vlorë (ALB)
FC Liburn (KOS)*

Main round
Path B
Pot 6 – hosts

Slovan Bratislava (SVK, position 1)
Nacional Zagreb (CRO, 1)
Sievi FS (FIN, 2)
FC Deva (ROU, 2)

Pot 7 – seeding positions 3 and 4
Preliminary round winners Groups A to H

Pot 8 – seeding position 2
Garges Djibson (FRA)*
Georgians (GEO)

Pot 9 – seeding position1
Araz Naxçivan (AZE)
Halle-Gooik (BEL)

Path A
Pot 10 – hosts
Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB, position 2)
Luparense (ITA, 4)
Brezje Maribor (SVN, 4)
Stalitsa Minsk (BLR, 4)

Pot 11 – seeding positions 4
MFC Kherson (UKR)*

Pot 12 – seeding position 3
Nikars Riga (LVA)
Pescara (ITA)
Braga/AUUM (POR)*
Győr (HUN)

Pot 13 – seeding position 2
Dina Moskva (RUS)
FC Dynamo (RUS)
EP Chrudim (CZE)

Pot 14 – seeding position 1
Inter FS (ESP, holders)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Sporting CP (POR)
Barcelona (ESP)

http://www.uefa.com/futsalcup/draws/index.html#uefa+futsal+cup+preliminary+main+round+draws

 

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.

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.