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NEWS REPORT: The remaining venue of the VELUX EHF Champions League qualification has been awarded to the Belgian champions.

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Group 3 awarded to Hasselt

The last venue of the VELUX EHF Champions League qualification phase has been determined as the European Handball Federation awarded the hosting rights of Group 3 to Hubo Initia Hasselt. The Belgian champions will host the tournament on 6 and 7 September 2014 in the Sporthall Alverberg.

In the semi-final they will face the Romanian title holders HCM Constanta, while Norway's Haslum HK will encounter Turkey's Besiktas JK. The exact playing times will be defined later.

Only the winners of this tournament will secure a ticket in the competition's group phase as five clubs including the defending champions SG Flensburg-Handewitt and the record winners FC Barcelona already await them in Group B.

The other opponents of the Group 3 qualifier will be the Danish champions KIF Kolding Kobenhavn, the Polish runners-up Orlen Wisla Plock and the Swedish champions Alingsas HK, who will make a return to the European top flight after five years.

The qualification tournament of Group 1 will be played in Brest, Belarus, while Austrian city of Hard will play host to Group 2.

TEXT: EHF / br