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Wales boost as they host their first European group; FUTSAL.

WALES host their first ever Uefa Futsal Cup group in Cardiff next week.

Bosnian, Israeli and Welsh teams will battle to qualify for the next stage of Uefa competition over three days at the new House of Sport II, next to the Cardiff City Stadium.

The draw was made at Uefa headquarters in Switzerland with Welsh Cup winners Wales drawn against two other champions - KMF Tango Sarajevo, from Bosnia Herzegovina, and Israel's Asa Ben Gurion.

Group favourites will be Sarajevo, but Wrexham are setting out to cause a shock as European Futsal comes to Wales for the first time.

Wrexham are the third club to represent Wales in Uefa Cup, Futsal, following TNS and Cardiff City. A record 49 clubs, including 10 making their debut, have entered the competition.

The Uefa Cup matches will be played at Cardiff's House of Sport II Uefa Futsal Cup, preliminary round group D fixtures (at House of Sport II, Cardiff): Tuesday, August 27: Wrexham FC (Wales) v KMF Tango Sarajevo (Bosnia) 6.15pm.

Wednesday, August 28: KMF Tango Sarajevo v ASA Ben Gurion (Israel) 6.15pm.

Thursday, August 29: Asa Ben Gurion v Wrexham FC 6.15pm.

Spectators are welcome.

Tickets, costing PS5 adults and PS2 for those aged under 16, are available online from www.eticketing.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 21, 2013
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