Elite round qualifiersBye: Kairat Almaty (KAZ, holders), MFK Dinamo (RUS), FC Barcelona (ESP), Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
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Group 1: Qualifiers - Ugra Yugorsk (RUS) and Kremlin Bicêtre (FRA)Debutants Ugra Yugorsk made a sparkling impression with a dominant set of displays in Group 1, racking up no fewer than 28 goals in three games. They began by sweeping aside Kremlin Bicêtre United 5-0 in their tightest match, Vladislav Shayakhmetov scoring twice.
As for Kremlin Bicêtre, they recovered from their initial setback to edge APOEL 4-3 – Chimel Vita Nzaka weighing in with a pair of goals – and they sealed second place in the section as Vita Nzaka added another two efforts to his tally in a 3-0 win against Tbilisi.
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They were faced with a decider against Slovenian outfit Dobovec who saw off Varna 7-2 and Sarajevo 5-2, but the newboys met their match on the final day with the former winners coming out 6-1 victors.
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Zelezarec recovered from their opening defeat to beat Eindhoven 6-3 with Taulant Ismaili scoring two, and they subsequently clinched the decider as Daniel's late goal snatched a 6-5 win against Sievi and with it second spot.
Main round group runners-up: Slov-Matic Bratislava (SVK, 1), KMF Tango Sarajevo (BIH, 2), Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR, 3), FC Litija (SVN, 4), CF Eindhoven (NED, 5), City'US Târgu Mureş (ROU, 6)
The Russian hopefuls then inflicted a 13-2 loss on fellow newcomers Georgians Tbilisi, Eder Lima helping himself to four goals, before ensuring a perfect record with a 10-3 defeat of APOEL that featured another three Eder Lima strikes.
Going into the final day Belarusian debutants Vitebsk knew a point in the opener against eliminated Hamburg Panthers would be enough to progress. They left nothing to chance, though, strolling to a 6-1 comeback victory thanks in part to a pair of goals from Stanislav Lemeshko.
Győr recovered from their opening defeat to go through with consecutive triumphs. A nail-biting 5-4 victory against Nacional, including two fierce long-range efforts from Juanra, reignited their campaign before they eased past point-less Baku United 5-1 in their final game, Michal Seidler and Juanra both striking twice.
Târgu Mureş were the first to discover the quality of the Italian outfit as they were defeated 8-3 on the opening day before Rogerio Da Silva's treble helped Pescara defeat eventual runners-up Lokomotiv 5-1. Maximiliano Rescia matched the Brazilian with three in the final game as Hamburg were thumped 11-0.
Group 6: Lidselmash (BLR), Győr (HUN) Lidselmash were the only team in the group that had not previously been beyond this round, but they banished that record with three victories. Their campaign had the ideal start with Aleksei Chekhovski netting a late winner against hosts Győr in a 4-3 success.
The Czech side began with a 4-2 loss to Halle-Gooik, Valentin Dujacquier hitting a hat-trick for the Belgian club, but they dusted themselves down and responded by seeing off Athina '90 6-0, player-coach Dentinho scoring twice.
That set them up for a decisive final meeting with hosts Nikars, who could afford to lose by no more than two goals following their own 4-1 success against Athina and a 6-4 victory against Halle-Gooik in which Maksims Seņs struck five times. Trailing 4-2 with the end approaching, Nikars looked safe – until Michal Kovács made it 5-2 with 22 seconds remaining.
Fábio Cecílio scored three as the Portuguese club beat Sarejevo 8-2 in the opener and went one better with a 9-2 matchday two win against Varna with Alessandro Patias scoring four.
Group 3: Pescara (ITA), Lokomotiv Kharkiv (UKR) Debutants Pescara matched their perfect preliminary round performance as they won three more times – scoring 24 times in the process – to top the section ahead of Lokomotiv Kharkiv.
Group 2: Benfica (POR), Dobovec (SVN) 2010 winners Benfica were too classy for the rest of Group 2 as they strung together a trio of wins to top the section in style while debutants Dobovec advance in second spot.
Group 5: Chrudim (CZE), Halle-Gooik (BEL)Chrudim progressed from the main round for the ninth year in succession after finishing above Halle-Gooik and Nikars Riga thanks to their head-to-head record against their rivals.
A comfortable win against Baku United followed before a textbook counterattacking display saw off Nacional 1-0, the match being settled in the 34th minute when Dmitri Goncharov's long-range drive crashed in off the upright to seal qualification.
Ladislav Mikita scored two as the eventual group winners beat Zelezarec 5-3 in the opener, while Peter Kozár was on target with a pair as Sievi were seen off 6-1 on matchday two. Marek Belaník then notched a hat-trick as Slov-Matic wrapped things up in style on the final day with an 8-1 demolition of Eindhoven.
In the late game, Slov-Matic prevailed 4-3 against FK Nikars Riga to pip the hosts to second spot. Defender Gabriel Rick settled an enthralling contest nine minutes from time after his team had fought back from 3-1 down.
Main round group winners: MFK VitEn Vitebsk (BLR, Group 1), Győri ETO FC (HUN, 2), Tulpar Karagandy (KAZ, 3), FK EP Chrudim (CZE, 4), KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac (SRB, 5), Araz Naxçivan (AZE, 6)
In the draw, no teams from the same main round section can meet, and four clubs will be pre-selected to stage the mini-tournaments between 19 and 24 November. The elite round group winners will compete in the final tournament in late April, with the hosts picked from among their number.
Group 4: Slov-Mativ Bratislava (SVK), Zelezarec Skopje (MKD) Slov-Matic reached the elite round for the sixth year running as they won all three games in Slovakia and will joined by Zelezarec, who won a final-day showdown by a single goal against Sievi.
Lokomotiv had started with a heavy 7-1 win of their own against the German side and then picked themselves up from their loss to Pescara to defeat Târgu Mureş 5-3 – Dmytro Sorokin scoring hat-trick – to seal second spot.
MFK VitEn Vitebsk and Slov-Matic Bratislava claimed the final UEFA Futsal Cup elite round places on offer as Group 1 concluded in Latvia.
Debutants Halle-Gooik finished runners-up in another impressive showing. They rounded off their main round duties by inflicting a third loss on Athina, Ahmed Sababti and Nicolas Trussart both scoring twice in an 8-1 demolition.
Reporters: Aleksei Binkovski, John Leonidou, Rok Šinkovc, Paul Zaharia, Stefan Lecca, Tomas Cuncik & Andy Clark
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The 12 teams that progressed from the six main round groups over the last week now join the four highest-seeded clubs that were given byes – holders Kairat Almaty, former winners MFK Dinamo and FC Barcelona, and 2011 runners-up Sporting Clube de Portugal – in the elite round draw streamed live by UEFA.com from Nyon on Friday 18 October.