Defending champions in group with Thüringer, Krim and qualifier 2
In the new 2018/19 season Györi Audi ETO KC will start their mission to win the Women’s EHF Champions League for the third time in a row in Group C with German champions Thüringer HC, Slovenian trophy holder RK Krim Mercator and the winners of the Qualification Tournament 2.
All four groups of the group matches were determined on Friday at the Erste Campus in Vienna as two world handball players of the year Eduarda Amorim and Thierry Omeyer conducted the draw together with the EHF Secretary General Martin Hausleitner.
Group A consists of the 2012 and 2015 winners Buducnost, French champions Metz Handball, Norwegian runners-up and 2011 trophy holders Larvik and the competition's only newcomers Odense HC.
The Russian participants of the last FINAL4 in Budapest, who will be steered by former Györ's title winning coach Ambros Martin in the new season, will play in Group B together with the Danish champions Kobenhavn Handball, Sweden's IK Sävehof and the French runners-up Brest Bretagne Handball.
In Group D the 2016 winners CSM Bucuresti were pitted against the brand new Norwegian champions Vipers Kristiansand, FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria and the team, who qualifies from Group 1.
The first round is scheduled for 5-7 October and will be preceded by two qualification tournaments (7-9 September) whose winners will reach the fourteen teams in the group matches.
The Memorandum of understanding between the European Handball Federation and the Women’s Forum Club was signed on the fringes of the draw event.
Group Matches 2018/19
Metz Handball (FRA)
Odense HC (DEN)
Kobenhavn Handball (DEN)
IK Sävehof (SWE)
Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA)
Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)
Thüringer HC (GER)
RK Krim Mercator (SLO)
CSM Bucuresti (ROU)
Vipers Kristiansand (NOR)
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)
Author: EHF / br