The four Wild Card teams are Tertnes (NOR), Viborg (DEN), Fleury (FRA) and Lokomotive Zagreb (CRO) and they will participate in the regular qualification round 2 , where each of them will be drawn to one of the four different groups.
Furthermore the club of ÉTV-Érdi VSE (HUN) was awarded with a place in the competition (qualification Round 2) as a result of Győr winning the Champions League trophy back in May.
In a further motion, the EHF Executive Committee also agreed, that teams from the same countries must be drawn into the same group for this qualification phase.
That holds true for two Hungarian (FTC Rail Cargo Hungária and ÉTV-Érdi VSE), two Norwegian (Byåsen Trondheim and Tertnes Bergen) and two Danish teams (Team Tvis Holstebro and Viborg HK).
Oltchim Vâlcea (ROU 1), Elche Mustang (ESP 2), Karpaty Uzhgorod (UKR 1), PAOK (GRE1), Alavarium (POR1), RK Zaječar (SRB 1) and Dinamo Volgograd (RUS1) were not confirmed for next season of the EHF Champions League.
The qualification draw will take place on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 14:00 hrs at the EHF Office in Vienna, the Group Phase draw will follow on Friday, 28 June 2013 at 20:15 at the Gloriette in Vienna.
A knock-out match played over two legs between SERCODAK Dalfsen and Muratpasa B.S.K. will decide which team advances to Qualification 2. The home right will be determined by a draw on 27 June.
The twelve teams directly seeded for the Group Matches will be joined by winners of four Qualification 2 tournaments. All tournaments will be played in two semi-finals, in which teams from Pot 1 will play against teams from Pot 4 and teams from Pot 2 will meet teams from Pot 3, followed by finals. The right to organise tournaments will be drawn on 27 June.
Four wild card entries go into Pot 4.
Seeding of teams for the Women’s EHF Champions League Group Matches Draw:
POT 1: Győri Audi ETO KC (HUN), Larvik (NOR), Budućnost (MNE), RK Krim Mercator (SLO)
POT 2: Balonmano Bera Bera (ESP), FC Midtjylland (DEN), Thüringer HC (GER), Metz Handball (FRA)
POT 3: Hypo NÖ (AUT), HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO), IK Sävehof (SWE), MKS Lublin (POL)
POT 4: The first ranked team from each of the four qualification tournaments.
Seeding of teams for the Women’s EHF Champions League Qualification 2 Draw:
POT 1: FTC Rail Cargo Hungária (HUN), Byåsen Trondheim (NOR), HCM Baia Mare (ROU), Rostov-Don (RUS)
POT 2: Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN), HC Leipzig (GER), ÉTV-Érdi VSE (HUN), WHC Vardar SCBT (MKD)
POT 3: Winner of SERCODAK Dalfsen (NED) vs Muratpasa B.S.K. (TUR), LK Zug (SUI), Jomi Salerno (ITA), HC BNTU-BelAZ Minsk (BLR)
POT 4 (wild card entries): Tertnes HB Elite (NOR), Viborg HK (DEN), Fleury Loiret HB (FRA), RK Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)
Qualification 1 – knock-out match (played in two legs)
SERCODAK Dalfsen (NED) vs Muratpasa B.S.K. (TUR)