Spanish Futsal Cup 2024: match fixtures and schedules, TV and where to watch the tournament

The Palacio de los Deportes in Cartagena will host the 35th edition of the Spanish Cup from 21 to 24 March. Jaén FS are defending their title after their fantastic performance in last year’s final against Movistar Inter (3-1) and will start as one of the favorites for the title along with Barça, ElPozo, and Palma Futsal.

Crossings & Schedules
1. Barça v Osasuna Magna (21 March), 6:30pm

2. Movistar Inter – Palma Futsal (21st), 9:30 p.m.

3. Manzanares – Jaén FS (22nd), 7:00 p.m.

4. ElPozo – Jimbee Cartagena (22nd), 9:30 p.m.

Semi-finals (23 March)
Quarter-final winner 1 – Quarter-final winner 2 (17:00h)

Winner of quarters 4 – Winner of quarters 3 (7:30 p.m.)

Final (24 March)
Semi-final winners (6:30 p.m.)

Television: where to watch the 2024 Spanish Cup?
The 2024 Spanish Cup, which celebrates its 35th edition this year in Cartagena, can be seen on television through Teledeporte. The public sports channel in Spain will broadcast all the matches of the competition live, also from its platform ‘RTVE Play’.

Internet: how to follow the Spanish Cup 2024?
In AS you will also be able to follow everything that happens in the 2024 Spanish Cup. Here you will have the best live coverage of each match, the most curious images, videos of the key moments, and the most spectacular plays of the competition, as well as the chronicles and statements of the protagonists as soon as the matches are over.

“A medal or a parade at the Games justifies a life”

The final book of the Games is already on the streets, in bookstores, with 128 days to go until Paris 2024. It is Alfredo Relaño’s latest, ‘366 stories (and more) of the Olympic Games you should know’ (Espasa), an essential work that contains and tells them all, under his brilliant writing.

“I knew the music, but not so much the lyrics of the Games,” says Alfredo Relaño (Madrid, 1951; 73 years old) as he sits at the back of a table in the Santander cafeteria, located in Alonso Martínez, Madrid, for this interview. In his hands, is a book, his latest work: ‘366 (and more) Stories of the Games You Should Know’. Everyone is in it. The Summer Games, the Winter Games, their heroes, their brands, their names, what should never be forgotten. From Olympia to Winter in Beijing 2022. It’s 894 pages long. It’s a Bible. “A word that I don’t like,” says Alfredo, although in this case, it is the right one, the one that best adjectives. “It’s not the Paralympics; That’s for someone else to do it because I didn’t get there anymore.” It is the best reading for Paris 2024 when there are 128 days left until the start of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad.

This is the complete Olympic story.

The publisher wanted to match the title with that of the football book, one per day of the year including the leap day, but here there were more and they didn’t want any important ones to be left out, hence the ‘and more’. I was looking to review what the Games were, something less known or treated in Spain, and less known and treated by me. I never had to go to one.

That was a question I wanted to ask him. No, never?

No, never. And why? It didn’t happen. They didn’t send me in the media I was in, there were always more people trained in certain sports. I come from the classic trilogy: football, cycling, and boxing and I’ve been more into football than anything. Then, as director of AS, I could have gone whenever I wanted but I always thought it was better to have someone more competent and with more contacts in those sports. But I’ve seen them all on TV since 1968, in Mexico, when the first one came into my house. I was 17 years old.

The ones from Mexico were the first to be broadcast live on TV in Spain.

That’s it. Before, they arrived postponed.

Through the NODE?

In the 1960s, television had almost no one. It would be like the one who now has a boat in Mallorca. And in the 70’s everyone was there. I had it in ’68, two years earlier. I remember seeing reports in the NODO of the ones in Rome, in the 60s. He was a child but I have it very vividly engraved, Abebe Bikila entering barefoot on the Appian Way, as a victor, something of a symbolism… That I heard him say, of course, what did I know! But it had to do with Mussolini haranguing the Italian troops to go and conquer Abyssinia, which was Ethiopia. It was like revenge. A barefoot guy. It was not yet common to see black athletes succeed. They were still very persecuted in the United States and could excel in some things, but not much. With this book, I realized that I knew little about the Games. I have taken the opportunity to review and learn, especially from the most remote ones.

“Every Game has a character, Bolt, Bikila, Tommie Smith…, except for the 1992 Games, where the city, Barcelona, is more important than the most important of the participants”

Through the Games, you see the evolution of the world.

It’s the story of the century. All his seizures are reflected. The Games are held between all nations and there are moments when they are fighting, friends… It will be very instructive for those who read it in an orderly manner, as it should be. Society has evolved a lot, generally for the better and by jumping very deep ditches. World wars, a cold war…

At first, the woman doesn’t count.

Their role in society was to take care of the house and children. To work outside only in cases of extreme need, when women served. That they played sports was considered impudent.


Because you have to do it with little clothing. When football arrived here, it seemed very ridiculous to see men in underpants imagine for women. Pierre de Coubertin, the creator, moreover, was an aristocrat who conceived of nothing for women other than the smile that made the winner happy. Little by little, the woman takes her place. In those from Mexico and Spain, there are about 70 boys and two women. One is Mari Paz Corominas and the other, is Pilar Von Carsten, who, I think, was without a minimum. And yet, they put two more from high society to accompany them… It is satisfying to see that the evolution has been good. In the introduction of all the Games, I put the percentage of women and men in each of them, and in the last ones the men still won, but in the photo finish.

It’s been a long, hard fight.

Yes. And then there is also the racist one, which has not yet been completely overcome. In the United States, the conditions in which African-American athletes went to the Games were tremendous, and biased from the others. There is an important milestone there, which is Mexico when a large part of the athletes, not all, decide to organize a protest system in which the icon is Tommie Smith raising his fist after winning in 200 meters.

A movement that was later followed by many…

Not all of them. To me, that’s an act that seems sublime, because those guys were risking their faces. That same year, a few months earlier, Luther King was assassinated and, two years earlier, Malcolm X. Now it’s phenomenal that Vinicius denounces and it’s very good for us, but at that time some guys were playing for it, apart from the fact that they were ruining their future. Jim Hines, who was the one who went under ten seconds, didn’t want to, nor did Foreman, who walked around with an American flag. There you see all that development as well as the struggle between capitalism and communism.

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