The UEFA Futsal Champions League returns to its regular format in 2021/22 and the season has started with the preliminary round until Wednesday.
Four nations (Spain, Portugal, Russia and Kazakhstan) provide two clubs and eight representatives from those countries – including defending champions Sporting CP – are among the 23 highest-coefficient teams to receive byes for the main round, which will be drawn at 16:00 CET on Monday, August 30th.
The other 32 teams start in the preliminary round, with eight groups of four being held as mini-tournaments in a single location (seven from Saturday to Tuesday and the other from Sunday to Wednesday). The group winners and the best runner-up come to the clubs that enter the main round.
All games: latest results
History so far
- Luxol, Proekt, Haladás, Gentofte, FON, Titograd, Liqeni and Weilimdorf all have two of two wins.
- Proekt, Liqeni, Haladás and FON are four of the eight debutants.
- Former footballer Javier Saviola scored the winning goal for Andorra’s Encamp in the opening match against APOEL.
Group A (ends Tuesday)
In the fight for progress: Proekt (MKD, hosts), Luxol St Andrews Futsal (MLT)
Also in the group: Cefn Druids (WAL), Dolphins Ashdod (ISR)
Group B (continue Monday and Wednesday)
In the race: Futsal Minerva (SUI, hosts), Dinamo Plus (MDA), Fiorentino (SMR), Varna City (BUL)
Group C (ends Tuesday)
In the race: Haladás VSE (HUN), Utleira Idrettslag (NOR), KF Tirana (ALB, hosts)
Also in the group: Differdange (LUX)
Group D (ends Tuesday)
In the race: JB Futsal Gentofte (DEN), Hammarby (SWE) SMS Viimsi (EST, hosts)
Also in the group: Sparta Belfast (NIR)
Group E (ends Tuesday)
In competition: KMF FON (SRB), Titograd (MNE, host)
Also in the group: MFC CIU (GEO), Blue Magic FC Dublin (IRL)
Group F (ends Tuesday)
In the race: Araz Naxçivan (AZE), Kampuksen Dynamo (FIN), Raba (LVA, hosts)
Also in the group: Europe (GIB)
Group G (ends Tuesday):
In the race: Doukas (GRE, host), Diamant Linz (AUT), Encamp (AND)
Also in the group: APOEL (CYP)
Group H (ends Tuesday)
Content: Weilimdorf (GER, host), Liqeni (KOS)
Also in the group: London Helvecia (ENG), Tavşançalı (TUR)
• Debuts: Proekt, Tavşançalı, Cefn Druids, Europa, Liqeni, CIU, Haladás, FON.
• The bronze medalists of 2014, Araz, made their 16th appearance (behind Kairat Almaty), Encamp their 15th appearance.
• Dinamo Plus was previously registered as Dinamo Chişinău.
Main round draw: 4:00 p.m. CET, August 30th
Main round: 26. – 31. October
Draw for the elite round: 2:00 p.m. CET, November 3
Elite round: November 30th – 5th December
Final draw: TBC
Final: 28./29. April & April 30th / April 1st May (TBC)
Teams entering the main round
Athletic CP (POR, owner)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Sinara Yekaterinburg (RUS)
Kauno Žalgiris (LTU)
Record Bielsko-Biała (POL)
Mostar SG (BIH)
ACCS Asnières Villeneuve 92 (FRA)
SK Pilsen (CZE)
United Galati (ROU)
Viten Orscha (BLR)
Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk (UKR)