UEFA Futsal Champions League preliminary & main round draws: 7 July | Futsal Champions League

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The UEFA Futsal Champions League season begins with the preliminary and main round draws, streamed live from Nyon from 14:30 CET on Thursday 7 July.

Each of the 56 entrants from 52 associations will be involved. Four nations (Spain, Portugal, Kazakhstan and Croatia) enter two clubs and those countries’ eight representatives – including holders Barça – are among the 24 sides with the highest coefficients who receive byes to the main round, which runs from 25 to 30 October .

The other 32 teams start in the preliminary round, which runs from 23 to 28 August, aiming to fill the remaining main round places. The main round leads to November’s elite round, which will decide the four contenders for the knockout finals in spring.

Preliminary round

Draw procedure

• The clubs are split into four seeding positions based on their coefficient.
• Eight teams starting in the preliminary round are pre-selected as mini-tournament hosts and drawn separately, before being placed in their appropriate seeding position.
• The remaining sides in seeding position 4 are drawn next and placed in the remaining slots for position 4 in the groups.
• The remaining clubs in position 3, position 2 and position 1 are drawn to fill the remaining places in the groups.
• The eight group winners progress to the main round Path B.

Seeding pots

Pot 1: Hosts
Futsal Mineva (SUI, seeding position 1)
Piast Gliwice (POL, 1)
Yerevan (ARM, 1)
Doukas (GRE, 1)
Stuttgart (GER, 2)
Fortuna Wiener Neustadt (AUT, 2)
Cosmos Tallinn (EST, 3)
Tirana Futsal (ALB, 3)

Pot 2: Seeding position 4
Istanbul Sisli (TUR)
Futsal Club Cardiff (WAL)
Technion Haifa (ISR)
Amigo Northwest (BUL)
Europe (GIB)
Folgore (SMR)
Belfast United (NIR)
Ísbjörninn (ISL)

Pot 3: Seeding position 3
Örebro (SWE)
Nistru Chişinău (MDA)
Petro-w (LVA)
PYF Saltires (SC)
Encamp (AND)
Western Futsal (NOR)

Pot 4: Seeding position 2
London Helvetia (ENG)
Loznica-Grad 2018 (SRB)
Titograd (MNE)
Blue Magic FC Dublin (IRL)
APOEL (CYP)

Pot 5: Seeding position 1
Dynamo Campus (FIN)
Georgians (GEO)
JB Futsal Gentofte (DEN)
Lučenec (SVK)
Differdange (LUX)

Main round

Draw procedure

Four nations – Spain, Portugal, Kazakhstan and Croatia – enter two clubs, and those countries’ eight representatives, including holders Barça, will be among the teams with the highest coefficients, receiving byes to the main round. The remaining places in the main round will be filled by the eight preliminary round group winners.

Path A

• Holders Barça, the next 11 top-ranked clubs and further teams ranked 16th to 19th are involved in this path.
• Clubs are allocated one of four seeding positions as per their coefficients.
• Four clubs are designated as hosts and drawn separately, while maintaining their seeding positions.
• There is no national protection.
• The top three teams in each of the four groups proceed to the elite round.

Seeding pots

Pot 10: Hosts
Novo Vrijeme Makarska (CRO, seeding position 3)
Sporting Anderlecht Futsal (BEL, 3)
United Galati (ROU, 4)
Luxol St. Andrews (MLT, 4)

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Pot 11: Seeding position 4
Chicken futsal (CRO)
Sporting Club de Paris (FRA)

Pot 12: Seeding position 3
Hovocubo (NED)
Haladás (HUN)

Pot 13: Seeding position 2
Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Dobovec (SVN)
Kherson (UKR)
Ayat (KAZ)

Pot 13: Seeding position 1
Barça (ESP, holders)
Sporting CP (POR)
Benfica (POR)
Palma Futsal (ESP)

Path B

• The clubs ranked 12th to 15th, and 20th to 23rd, are joined by the eight preliminary round group winners.
• There are four seeding positions. The clubs ranked 12th to 15th are in position 1 and those ranked 20th to 23rd in position 2. The preliminary round winners will be drawn by group into positions 4 then 3.
• Four clubs are earmarked as hosts and drawn separately, while keeping their seeding positions.
• Based on previous decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, clubs from Armenia and Azerbaijan, or Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina, or Kosovo and Serbia, cannot be drawn into the same group. Should the prohibited clash only take place in case of qualification of the said club from the preliminary round, this club will be swapped with the club in the same position in the next group (or with the first group if the prohibited clash would arise in the last group).
• The winners of each of the four groups move on to the elite round.

Seeding pots

Pot 6: Hosts
Kauno Žalgiris (LTU, seeding position 1)
Mostar SG (BiH, 1)
Lake (KOS, 2)
Skopje 1927 (MKD, 2)

Pot 7: Preliminary round winners (Seeding positions 3 and 4)
Preliminary round Group A winners
Preliminary round Group B winners
Preliminary round Group C winners
Preliminary round Group D winners
Preliminary round Group E winners
Preliminary round Group F winners
Preliminary round Group G winners
Preliminary round Group H winners

Pot 8: Seeding position 2
Araz Naxchivan (AZE)
Città di Eboli (ITA)

Pot 9: Seeding position 1
Chrudim (CZE)
Stalitsa Minsk (BLR)

• Holders Barça are joined by fellow former winners Sporting (who they beat in the 2022 final in Riga), Kairat and Benfica. Barça will aim to match Inter FS’s record of five titles.
• Kairat are making a record 19th appearance, 2014 bronze-medallists Araz their 17th appearance, Encamp their 16th.
• Debuts: Amigo Northwest, Cardiff, Città di Eboli, Folgore, Fortuna Wiener Neustadt, Ísbjörninn, Istanbul Şişli, Nistru Chişinău, Palma, Piast Gliwice, Pula, Nistru Chişinău, Stuttgart, Technion Haifa, Vesteralen, Yerevan
Anderlecht previously entered as Halle-Gooik

Calendar

Preliminary round: 23–28 August
Main round: 25–30 October
Elite round draw: 8 November
Elite round: November 22–27
Final draw: TBC
Finals: TBC April/May

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