Meeting in Paris before the games of the Women’s EHF EURO 2018, the EHF Executive Committee has reached its decisions to the media for release.
Even the EHF Executive has declared a raft of changes regarding the federation’s the calendar top bar contests and also a fresh & lsquo; appointment to contests from the beginning of this 2020/21 season.
This final endorsement in the Paris meeting follows extensive consultation with all of the federation’s stakeholders including clubs, leagues and players in addition to federal teams during their representation on EHF boards in addition to with the EHF and also EHF Marketing’s fresh commercial partners from 20 20, in-front and also DAZN Group.
16-team format for EHF Champions League
The two adult males ’s and also the women’s EHF Champions League will be played at a 16-team format from the 2020/21 season.
Playing in two sets of eight, the EHF’s highest club handball contests will be played at a round-robin set phase, a play-off knockout round (with teams ranked 36 from the group phase), quarterfinals and the EHF FINAL4.
The best two clubs in each group jump to the quarterfinals and will bypass the play-off round.
European Handball League — format change and a new name for second tier contests
A new development is over the second tier of contests. This level of competition will be provided a fresh look under the banner of lsquo this &;European Handball League’.
Both adult males ’s rivalry will be played 24 teams in the group phases (four sets of six teams each) and the women’s competition with 16 teams (four sets of four teams).
At a new development, the Women’s European Handball League will also end with a final-four championship at the end of the growing season, bringing it in line with the adult males ’s competition, which was played the EHF Cup Finals as 2012.
The third amount of rivalry will be retained becoming the EHF Cup that is new from the beginning of this 2020/21 season.
International calendar: more break for top players supported
The 20 months in front of the beginning of the growing season, the calendar for 2020/21 was approved.
Following tips developed with a special task force including stakeholders including representatives of players, leagues and clubs, the calendar was adapted to supply players.
This will be achieved by rescheduling the EHF’s national team weeks from mid june each year. Players will no more be asked to play any European qualification matches after the golf club season’s end.
A additional shift will see rsquo; women s & rsquo & that a rescheduling of these men;s EHF FINAL4 events. By 2020/21 these events will mark the ending of this growing season across Europe.
The women’s event will probably be scheduled by the men as well as the end of May ’s for mid june. All leagues will likely be asked to finish one week before the respective females ’s or men’s EHF FINAL4 events.
Appointment to see: mid-week proceed for top guys ’s contests
By buffs will know when to tune into watch their club playing in top-class European team handball activity.
The males ’s EHF Champions League with 16 teams will likely be played Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Even the second-tier guys ’s European Handball League will be played Tuesday evenings, with an alternative for matches to be played on Wednesdays.
All girls ’s contests including the Women’s EHF Champions League and European Handball League will continue to be played at fixed times on Sundays and Saturdays.
The new tier, EHF Cup, mainly involving semi professional or non professional teams will be played at the weekend.
By 16:00 hrs at Paris, the closing press conference will occur. The big function will be live and will comprise the draw to your 20-19 Women&rsquo.
Journalists on-site will have the ability to get their questions by the EHF Executive Committee at the media conference regarding EHF and EURO 2018 conclusions.
Subsequent to the EHF President the event, Michael Wiederer, and also the EHF Secretary General, Martin Hausleitner will probably be available for comment and interviews.