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DELO Women CL 2020/21 – final list of participants

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DELO Women CL 2020/21 – final list of participants
Ibolya Szekeres

While the number of the teams remains unchanged in the upcoming season, the 16 participants will start in a group phase with two groups of eight. Also, unlike in the men’s version, the playing days will be scheduled for the weekends like in the past.

Nine teams: Team Esbjerg, Odense Handbold, Győri Audi ETO KC, Metz Handball, Borussia Dortmund, Buducnost, Vipers Kristiansand, SCM Valcea, and Rostov Don – had fixed positions based on the national federations ranking as teams registered as national champions. The Executive Committee members approved all of them and continued with the evaluation of all 12 requests for a wildcard.

Based on a criteria system that looked at different fields including venue, TV, spectators, results in past EHF competitions, product management and digital, the EXEC members confirmed seven requests for upgrades of the EHF European League clubs to the continent’s top flight – CSM Bucuresti, FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria, Brest Bretagne Handball, CSKA, RK Krim Mercator, HC Podravka Vegeta and SG BBM Bietigheim.

The remaining five requests were not granted, however the EXEC assigned two teams – DHK Banik Most and Storhamar Handball – as substitution teams for the cases where one or more teams will experience serious difficulties with a proper participation and carrying out of home matches in the group phase due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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