Balzan FC Futsal were drawn in Group A of the preliminary round of the UEFA Futsal Cup 2012/13 together with KMF Leotar Trebinje of Bosnia Hercegovina and CSC Lexmax Stauceni of Moldova. The draws were made at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon on Wednesday.
Trebinje will host the mini-tournament which will be played between the 7th and 12th August.
Twenty seven teams were split into seven groups, the winners of which will all qualify for the next stage.
In the main round, played between 4 and 9 September, the top two in each of the groups will go through to the elite round.
The winner of Group A will play in Group 3 of the main round together with FK EP Chrudim of the Czech Republic, City’US Târgu Mures of Romania and SK Energia Lviv of Ukraine.
Balzan FC Futsal were formed after a merger between Balzan FC and Futsal First Division champions Excess RP Bidnija who were the result of another merger last summer between ZC Excess Futsal and River Plate Bidnija.
Preliminary round (7-12 August)
Group A: KMF Leotar Trebinje (BIH)*, CSC Lexmax Stauceni (MDA), Balzan Youths FC (MLT)
Group B: Helvécia Futsal London (ENG), LSM Lida (BLR), København Futsal (DEN)*, Vlora Futsal (ALB)
Group C: EID Futsal (IRL), Minerva Futsal Bern (SUI), 1. FC Allstars Wiener Neustadt (AUT)*, TÜFAD Ankara (TUR)
Group D: FT Antwerpen (BEL), Sporting Club de Paris (FRA)*, Hamburg Panthers (GER), FC Santos Perth (SCO)
Group E: Maccabi Nahalat Yitzhak Tel-Aviv (ISR)*, Vegakameratene (NOR), FC Shahumyan Yerevan (ARM), FC Encamp (AND)*
Group F: FS Ilves Tampere (FIN), FC Grand Pro Varna (BUL)*, FC Ibra Göteborg (SWE), Cardiff City FC (WAL)
Group G: KMF Zelezarec Skopje (MKD)*, KF Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje (MNE), Bekentas Vilnius (LTU), FC Anzhi Tallinn (EST)
Main round (4-9 September)
Group 1: Luparense C/5 (ITA), Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK), AC Omonia Nicosia (CYP)*, winner preliminary round Group F
Group 2: KMF Ekonomac Kragyjevac (SRB), Nikars Riga (LVA)*, winner preliminary round Group E, winner preliminary round Group G
Group 3: FK EP Chrudim (CZE)*, City’US Târgu Mures (ROU), SK Energia Lviv (UKR), winner preliminary round Group A
Group 4: Iberia Star Tbilisi (GEO), Athina ’90 (GRE), FC Litija (SVN)*, winner preliminary round Group D
Group 5: MFK Dinamo Moskva (RUS), Akademia FC Pniewy (POL), MNK Split (CRO)*, winner preliminary round Group B
Group 6: Araz Naxçivan (AZE), CF Eindhoven (NED), ETO FC Gy?r (HUN)*, winner preliminary round Group C
Bye to elite round (9-14 October)
FC Barcelona (ESP, holders), SL Benfica (POR), Murcia FS (ESP), Kairat Almaty (KAZ)