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The Palau will host the best futsal in Europe this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To advance to Final Four of the most prestigious European competition for futsal clubs, Carmona and his men must contend with three of the best teams in Europe.

Araz, prestigious rival

Despite coming from the far off lands of Azerbaijan, Araz is one of the best teams in Europe. The side trained by ex-Barça player ‘Alesio,’ who played in the Blaugrana shirt in the 90s, is a team based on order that oozes individual talent.

Former UEFA Fustal Cup third place finishers, the Azerbaijanis have no less than seven Brazilians in their squad. Their standout players are Thiago and his compatriot Felipe.

Eindhoven, cornerstone of Dutch national side

At first glance Eindhoven isn’t powerful as the other teams in the group, however, it is the base that the Dutch national side is built on. The players posses a unique international experience in futsal.

They got to the elite round in Barcelona after qualifying first in their group in front of Dynamo Moscow. Despite losing to the Russians in Moscow, an illegal lineup gave the victory to the Dutch side.

Era Pack Chrudim, a solid rival

Marc Carmona’s men will play their first game against the Czechs, a defensively solid side with good individual players. The veteran Brazilian player, Cacau, ex-LNFS, leads Era Pack Chrudim.

The individual Czech players to make note of are: Neris, Resetar, and the Mares brothers. Era Pack Chrudim qualified for the elite round in Barcelona after finishing second in the fourth group in the Main Round behind the Belgian side, Chatelineau.

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