Darius Dielininkaitis, head coach of Northern Ireland’s Futsal champions, Sparta Belfast looks ahead to their first UEFA Futsal Champions League, discusses Futsal in Northern Ireland and more.
All UEFA Futsal Champions League entrants were involved in the preliminary and main rounds, drawn by Encamp player and former footballer Javier Saviola.
In Almaty, Kazakhstan history occurred as the first ever UEFA Futsal Champions League Final Four kicked off on Friday. Sporting Clube de Portugal finished the tournament winners for the very first time.
Spain has been represented in 14 of the last 17 UEFA Futsal Cup finals but at this year's first UEFA Futsal Champions League there will be no representation at this historic occasion for the competition.
A record number watched Sporting v SL Benfica via Sporting TV when both clubs met for the first time in their history in the elite round of the UEFA Futsal Champions League.
The Final Four of the UEFA Futsal Champions League are Inter Movistar, Barcelona, Sporting Club de Portugal, and Kairat Almaty. And, the road to the final four was filled with drama especially for SL Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal.
Today in Nyon, Switzerland, the UEFA Futsal Cup (European club Futsal) officially came under the UEFA Champions League brand when the first draw for the revamped competition took place.
A total of 57 clubs have entered the new UEFA Futsal Champions League all will be involved in the preliminary and main round draws streamed live from Nyon at 14:15CET on Thursday 5 July.
OXFORD City Lions will compete in the UEFA Futsal Cup next season after being crowned FA National Futsal League champions.