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The draw for the 2011/12 EHF Women’s Champions League Main Round groups will take place on 15 November 2011 in Vienna.

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EHF Women's Champions League Draw Preview

The draw for the four Women’s EHF Champions League as well as for three Women’s European Cup competitions will take place on 15 November 2011 at 11:00 hrs (local time) at the EHF Headquarters in Vienna.

The draw can be followed live on our graphical ticker on

2011/12 EHF Women's Champions League, Main Round

In the Main Round, the teams placed first and second in the Group Matches meet in two groups of four teams each.

After six rounds the final ranking of the Main Round will automatically give us the four teams playing in the semi-finals, no separate draw will be necessary.

The second of Main Round Group 2 will meet the winner of Group 1, and the second of Main Round Group 1 will meet the winner of Group 2, with the first named teams playing the first match at home.

Draw procedure and Pots

The four group winners are in Pot 1, the four teams finishing ranked second are in Pot 2.

Teams from Pot 1 can only land on position 1 or 2 of the two groups, teams from Pot 2 in position 3 and 4. The position has an effect on the match schedule.

Teams that were in the same Group Matches group will be protected, and can therefore not land in the same Main Round group.

Pot 1

  • Györi AUDI ETO KC (HUN)
  • Buducnost (MNE)
  • Larvik (NOR)
  • C.S. Oltchim Rm. Valcea (ROU)

Pot 2

  • FC Midtjylland (DEN)
  • Grupo Asfi Itxako Navarra (ESP)
  • Metz Handball (FRA)
  • RK Krim Mercator (SLO)

In step one a team from Pot 1 is drawn, in step two a position will be drawn for the team. This is repeated for all four Pot 1 teams.

Possible positions for Pot 1 teams:

  • Group 1, Row 1
  • Group 1, Row 2
  • Group 2, Row 1
  • Group 2, Row 2

As teams from the same Group Matches groups cannot be in the same Main Round group, it is clear for the remaining four Pot 2 teams in which group they will go.

Consequently, in step three of the draw a team is drawn, and in step four a position is allocated.

Possible positions for Pot 2 teams:

  • Row 3 in the allocated group
  • Row 4 in the allocated group

Match schedule

The six rounds of the Main Round are planned to be played on the following dates:

  • Round 1: 4/5 February 2012
  • Round 2: 11/12 February 2012
  • Round 3: 18/19 February 2012
  • Round 4: 25/26 February 2012
  • Round 5: 3/4 March 2012
  • Round 6: 10/11 March 2012

The detailed match schedule, including dates, throw-off times and playing venues will be published in due time.

Further information

View more information about the 2011/12 EHF Women's Champions League HERE.

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