Pots for the Women's EHF Cup Group Phase ready
Following the last weekend's Qualification Round 3 matches in the Women’s EHF Cup Group Phase all is set for the group phase draw as the four pots have been confirmed.
Twelve teams from the qualification have now joined four bottom ranked teams of the Women’s EHF Champions League Group Matches (Larvik, IK Sävehof, HC Podravka Vegeta, SG BBM Bietigheim) as the draw at the EHF Office in Vienna on Thursday 22 November at 11:00 hrs local time will determine all four groups.
The defending EHF Cup champions SCM Craiova are seeded in Pot 2.
There will be a country protection rule applied in the draw preventing two teams from the same country meeting in the same group.
The first round of the group phase is scheduled for 5-6 January and the last round will take place on 9-10 February. Only the top two teams of each group will make it to the quarter-finals.
The Women's EHF Cup is played in a group phase format after the old EHF Cup merged together with the Cup Winners' Cup before the 2016/17 season.
The detailed run-down of the draw will be published in due time before Thursday.
Women's EHF Cup Group Phase 2018/19 pots:
HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO)
SG BBM Bietigheim (GER)
Larvik HK (NOR)
IK Sävehof (SWE)
Team Esbjerg (DEN)
ES Besoncon Feminin (FRA)
Siofok KC (HUN)
SCM Craiova (ROU)
Viborg HK (DEN)
Super Amara Bera Bera (ESP)
TUSSIES Metzingen (GER)
Storhammar Handball Elite (NOR)
Herning-Ikast Handbold (DEN)
Nykøbing Falster Håndbold – NFH (DEN)
Sports Club Magura Cisnadie (ROU)