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25 teams apply for the EHF Champions League

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25 teams apply for the EHF Champions League
Eszti Kiss

According to the announcement of the European Handball Federation, 25 teams representing 19 countries submitted their applications for the Women’s EHF Champions League 2017/2018 until the deadline. 20 teams registered based on the EHF rankings and 5 other teams asked for a wild card for the competition. Due to the EHF seeding and place distribution list, the two strongest countries, Denmark and Hungary can have two teams in the main draw. Six national champions (Netherlands, Slovakia, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine) didn’t register for the EHF Champions League.

The final list of the participating teams will be published on 24 June. The qualification draw will be held in Vienna on 29 June, while the group stage draw will follow on 30 June in Ljubljana.

The teams registered based on the EHF ranking:
Nykobing FH (DEN)
FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Győri Audi ETO KC (HUN)
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)
Rostov Don (RUS)
Larvik HK (NOR)
CSM Bucuresti (ROU)
SG BBM Bietigheim (GER)
Metz Handball (FRA)
Buducnost (MNE)
ZRK Vardar (MKD)
Höörs HK H65 (SWE)
RK Krim (SLO)
Vistal Gdynia (POL)
Kastamonu BSK (TUR)
Hypo NÖ (AUT)
RK Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
BM Atletico Guardes (ESP)
DHK Banik Most (CZE)
HC Gomel (BLR)

The teams applying for wild card:
Brest Bretagne (FRA)
Thüringer HC (GER)
Vipers Kristiansand (NOR)
Morrenhof Jansen/Dalfsen (NED)
Zaglebie Lubin (POL)

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Eszti Kiss

Hungarian, handball and travel addict. Always hungry for information about handball and always ready to share these with others.

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