Two best teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. Medal games are scheduled for 18 February. Belarus hosted EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy, Men in 2014 and EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, Women in 2016.
The trophy presentation was held by FIFA representative Lucas Rachow, First Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Football Federation Sergei Safaryan, and the famous Belarusian football player Alexander Hleb.
The ITF has announced the draws for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. Last year's runner-up Belarus will benefit from a fifth consecutive home tie when they face Slovakia on 21-22 April.
The major football trophy was exhibited in the hall for solemn ceremonies. The event was attended by young Belarusian football players, coaches, representatives of the football community, Olympic champions and medalists, sports functionaries.
Marcel Hirscher secured gold for Austria in the Men's Alpine Combined (Downhill and Slalom) in PyeongChang on 13 February. Silver went to Alexis Pinturault of France. Bronze was collected by his teammate Victor Muffat-Jeandet.