After the EHF Executive decided on the teams taking part in the Women’s EHF Champions League in the 2015/16 season last weekend in Krakow, Poland, seedings of teams both for the qualification and the group matches draw have been released.
The qualification draw will take place on Friday, 26 June 2015 at 18:30 hrs in Vienna, the group matches draw will follow on the same day at 19:15 hrs.
Two tickets from the qualification
The qualification will be played on 12 and 13 September in two tournaments, winners of which will be awarded with places in the group matches.
The matches from each tournament will be played in one venue with two semi-finals, where teams from Pot 4 will meet teams from Pot 1 and teams from Pot 3 will face teams from Pot 2, followed by finals. The pairings and the right to organise tournaments will be drawn on 26 June.
Pot 1: Győri Audi ETO KC (HUN), Team Esbjerg (DEN)
Pot 2: Glassverket (NOR), HCM Baia Mare (ROU)
Pot 3: BNTU BelAz Minsk (BLR), Sercodak Dalfsen (NED)
Pot 4: WHC Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB), Ankara Yenimahalle (TUR)
Defending champions in Pot 1
The group matches draw will follow on Friday at 19:15 hrs local time. 14 directly seeded teams plus two qualification groups’ winners will be divided in four pots with four teams in each pot. Teams will not be able to face opponents from the same country in the group.
Buducnost, the defending champions are seeded in the top pot together with last season’s runners-up Larvik, FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria and FC Midtjylland.
Pot 1: FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN), Buducnost (MNE), Larvik (NOR), FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Pot 2: HC Vardar (MKD), RK Krim Mercator (SLO), CSM Bucuresti (ROU), Thüringer HC (GER)
Pot 3: Rostov-Don (RUS), IK Sävehof (SWE), Hypo Niederösterreich (AUT), HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
Pot 4: Fleury Loiret Handball (FRA), MKS Selgros Lublin (POL), Winner of QT1, Winner of QT2