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Women’s EHF Champions League: seeding before Group draw are announced

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Women’s EHF Champions League: seeding before Group draw are announced
Ibolya Szekeres

Eight teams have applied for a wild card in Women’s EHF CL: Odense HC, Brest Bretagne, FTC, THC, CSM Bucuresti, Storhamar, Siófok KC, ÉRD and
based on a criteria system that looked at eight different fields including past performances, venue, spectator, TV, marketing and media issues, the EXEC members confirmed three requests for upgrades of the EHF Cup clubs to the European top flight. The 2016 champions CSM Bucuresti, FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria, and Brest Bretagne Handball have all been seeded directly for the group matches.

In the qualification semi-finals, DHK Banik Most will take on Rocasa Gran Canaria, while ZORK Jagodina will meet Kastamonu GSK. The hosting rights for the qualification tournament will be drawn on Wednesday 26 June in Vienna. Only the winner of this tournament will reach the group matches, which will start on 4-6 October 2019.

Following the confirmation of the teams for the next season of the DELO WOMEN’S EHF Champions League the European Handball Federation has released the seeding for the group matches draw.

The draw will be hosted by the Erste Campus in Vienna on Thursday 27 June (18:00 hrs). The event will be streamed live on ehfTV, the competition’s Facebook page and the ehfTV YouTube channel.

Group Matches Draw

Pot 1
Metz Handball (FRA)
Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)
SCM Rm Valcea (ROU)
Rostov-Don (RUS)

Pot 2
Team Esbjerg (DEN)
Buducnost (MNE)
Vipers Kristiansand (NOR)
RK Krim Mercator (SLO)

Pot 3
RK Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
SG BBM Bietigheim (GER)
MKS Perla Lublin (POL)
IK Sävehof (SWE)

Pot 4
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)
CSM Bucuresti (ROU)
Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA)
Qualifier

Qualification tournament (6-8 September)
Semi-finals:
Rocasa Gran Canaria (ESP) vs DHK Banik Most (CZE)
Kastamonu GSK (TUR) vs ZORK Jagodina (SRB)

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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