EHF publish wild-card appliers for Champions League season 2024/2025 | Handball Planet

EHF publish wild-card appliers for Champions League season 2024/2025

Nine teams secured their places at EHF Champions League 2024/2025 by winning national championships all around Europe, while 12 applied for 7 wild-card places, aanounced European Handball Federation. A total of nine clubs, including Barça and 2024 runners-up Aalborg Håndbold, have registered to take part in Europe’s premier competition next year. A further 12 teams have requested an upgrade.

All national federations except for the top-ranked one in the EHF European League Seeding List 2024/25,  which receives one addtional place, – on the men’s side, this is Germany – can apply for an upgrade for a maximum of one team. The eligibility for the 2024/25 EHF club competitions must be given.

The Machineseeker EHF Champions League playing system is unchanged for 2024/25, with the group phase consisting of two groups of eight teams. 

Upgrade requests will be evaluated by the evaluation group on Wednesday 19 June, then the final line-up for the new season will be confirmed by the EHF Executive Committee in its meeting in Oslo on Friday 21 June.

The draw for the group phase is scheduled for Thursday 27 June in Vienna.

Registered teams Machineseeker EHF Champions League 2024/25

Teams from countries with a fixed place in the EHF Champions League:

  • DEN – Aalborg Håndbold
  • ESP – Barça 
  • FRA – Paris Saint-Germain Handball
  • GER – SC Magdeburg
  • GER – Füchse Berlin
  • HUN – Veszprém HC
  • NOR – Kolstad Håndball
  • POL – Orlen Wisla Plock
  • POR – Sporting CP

Teams requesting an upgrade:

  • CRO – HC Zagreb
  • DEN – Fredericia Håndboldklub
  • ESP – Bidasoa Irun
  • FRA – HBC Nantes
  • HUN – OTP Bank – PICK Szeged
  • MKD – HC Eurofarm Pelister
  • NOR – Elverum Håndball
  • POL – Industria Kielce
  • POR – FC Porto
  • ROU – Dinamo Bucuresti
  • SUI – Kadetten Schaffhausen
  • SVK – Tatran Presov
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