The draw for the FA Futsal Cup preliminary round was made on Tuesday 30 October at the AFA offices in London.

Following regional events for grassroots teams below the FA National Futsal League, winners in the preliminary round will head into the first round which takes place in January.

There were 46 teams in the draw, comprising of 38 National League teams from divisions one and two and eight grassroots teams who have qualified or will qualify over the next two weekends through their regional tournaments.

The remaining 18 teams were given a bye into the first round (last 32) which will take place on Sunday 13 January.

Preliminary round games will take place on either 2 December or 23 December.

Grimsby Town Futsal Scholarship need to qualify via a Regional Qualifying Group to be played at Sunderland.

The draw

Sunday 2 December 2018

Chelsea Futsal Club v Haringey Sixth Form
City of Peterborough Futsal v Kettering Futsal Club Development
Loughborough Futsal Club Development v Stoke City Futsal Club
Tranmere Rovers FC Futsal Club v Liverpool Futsal Club
Bedford Futsal Club v Northampton OC Futsal Club
Wigan Futsal Academy v Bolton Futsal Club
Birmingham City University v Derby Futsal Club
Bolton Futsal Club Development v Manchester Futsal Club Development

Sunday 23 December 2018

Fylde Coast Futsal (regional winner) v Cheshire Futsal Club
London Utd Development v Enfield & CM Futsal Club
London Genesis v London Utd
Worcester Futsal Club v FC Salisbury Development
Pro Futsal London Development v Basingstoke Futsal Club
Sunderland Development (regional winner) v Newcastle Development

This season there have been some changes to the FA Futsal Cup, including the number of players eligible for England that each team must field in their matchday squad for each game.

Each team must have seven players eligible for England named on their match sheet and in attendance at each game.

Another change is the finals weekend, which this season will incorporate the youth finals with the adult finals, providing a four-day event for players and fans at St. George’s Park from 3-6 May 2019.

The first round draw will be made once the preliminary games have taken place.

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