Eight teams in the Women’s EHF Champions League Qualification including last season’s MVM EHF FINAL4 participants FC Midtjylland got the first rivals in the new season as the draw of two qualification groups took place at the EHF Office in Vienna.
Michael Wiederer, EHF Secretary General carried out the draw, which also determined the right to organise the tournaments on 20-21 September.
The Dutch champion SERCODAK/Dalfsen earned the first right to host Hungary’s FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria, German club HC Leipzig and BNTU BelAz Minsk from Belarus in Group 1, while Serbian title holders WHC Radnicki Kragujevac will receive Midtjylland, Byasen Trondheim from Norway and Croatian vice-champions Podrabka Vegeta.
The tournaments will be played in a knock-out format with Saturday’s semi-finals followed by Sunday’s finals.
Only the winners of each group will make their way to the next phase. The group matches draw will take place on Friday, 27 June from 18:00 hrs at the Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf in Vienna.
Semi-final pairings of the Women’s EHF Champions League qualifiacation groups:
FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)
HC Leipzig (GER)
BNTU BelAz Minsk Reg. (BLR)
FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Byasen Trondheim (NOR)
HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
WHC Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB)
Order of the right to host tournaments: Row 4, Row 3, Row 2, Row 1