The Scottish FA East Region are delighted that UEFA have chosen the Perth Saltires as one of the seven host venues for the one of the preliminary round of the 2011 UEFA Futsal Cup. The club will represent Scotland in the event for the second year in a row.
The result of the draw welcomes FS llves Tampere (Finland), KMF Bajo Pivljanin (Montenegro) and SD Croatia Berlin (Germany) to Perth. With the Group A games scheduled for August 15–18 at Bell’s Sports Centre it promises to be an exciting week for the club and for Scottish Futsal.
The UEFA Futsal Cup comprises three group stages and a four-team final tournament.
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 progressing.
The preliminary round winners join all but the four highest-ranked entrants excused the previous stage. They are drawn into six groups of four, staged as one-venue mini-tournaments, with the top two teams going through.
The 12 teams progressing from the main round join the four top seeds and 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.
Details of all the fixtures of the preliminary can be found in the download section on the right hand side and all fixtures are free for spectators.
Details are as follows:
Venue: Bells Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth. PH1 5HS
Date: 15th to 18th August 2011
Tournament Director:Stephen Chatila
+44 (0)7849 321 938
For further information please visit: http://www.uefa.com/futsalcup/index.html