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European Cups defending champions places distributed by the EXEC decision

28.05.2020 - NEWS: The four defending champions places have been awarded to the strongest federation in each of the four competitions.

Information on EHF competition matches in March and April

13.03.2020 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The European Handball Federation on Friday announced that European Cup and national team matches until 12 April will not be held as scheduled

Men's Challenge Cup semi-finals certain to feature a Czech team

18.02.2020 - DRAW REVIEW: There will definitely be a Czech club in the Men's Challenge Cup semi-finals, after HCB Karvina and HC Dukla Praha were drawn in the same quarter-final

Last eight await Men's Challenge Cup draws

17.02.2020 - DRAW PREVIEW: The quarter-final and semi-final pairings will be made on Tuesday in the Men's Challenge Cup

Champions CSM Bucuresti in quarter-final after thriller

16.02.2020 - ROUND REVIEW: A comeback in the last six minutes saved reigning Men’s Challenge Cup winners CSM Bucuresti from being sent out of the ongoing competition in the Last 16.

Drammen chase the dream; former winners aim to finish the job

13.02.2020 - ROUND PREVIEW: Several ties are on the edge, with the quarter-finalists in the Men’s Challenge Cup to be found when the second-leg Last 16 clashes are played this weekend

Defending champions eyeing more success

09.02.2020 - ROUND REVIEW: Reigning Men´s Challenge Cup winners CSM Bucuresti have good chance of proceeding after win in Sweden

Reigning champions travel to Sweden

06.02.2020 - ROUND PREVIEW: Defending Men’s Challenge Cup title holders CSM Bucuresti may be facing a tough task as early as the Last 16 of this season’s competition

Court of Handball suspends Bespalov for one match

30.01.2020 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The Court of Handball suspended Donbas' Andryi Bespalov for one match in European handball competitions

Reigning champions CSM to face Alingsas in Last 16

26.11.2019 - DRAW REVIEW: A diverse and exciting set of ties for the Men's Challenge Cup Last 16 await, with last year's finalists CSM Bucuresti travelling to Sweden for their first match

Last 16 draw pots revealed

25.11.2019 - DRAW PREVIEW: Defending champions CSM Bucuresti will be in Pot 1 in the draw event streamed live on the EHF's social media channels. The event will be combined with the draw for the European Wheelchair Handball Nations' Cup 2019.

Last season's finalists still in the race for Challenge Cup title

24.11.2019 - ROUND REVIEW: Both finalists from the Men's Challenge Cup last season are still in the race for the title this time after Round 3 was completed this weekend

Last year’s finalists return to Challenge Cup

21.11.2019 - ROUND PREVIEW: The battle for Last 16 spots in the Men’s Challenge Cup will be decided this weekend when defending champions CSM Bucuresti and runners-up Madeira enter the competition

A good weekend for teams from Norway and Russia

17.11.2019 - ROUND REVIEW: The first weekend of Round 3 in the Men's Challenge Cup was fine for Norwegian club handball, as one team is already in the Last 16 and another one close.

Former Champions League team on Dutch visit

14.11.2019 - ROUND PREVIEW: With proud traditions in Europe, Alingsas HK are visiting the Netherlands this weekend, as round 3 of the Men’s Challenge Cup gets underway

Maribor island-bound again in Challenge Cup round 3

15.10.2019 - DRAW REVIEW: The 32 remaining teams in the Men’s Challenge Cup discovered their opponents in round 3, beginning on 16/17 November

Defending champions CSM Bucuresti in Pot 1 before the round 3 draw

14.10.2019 - DRAW PREVIEW: 32 teams lined up for the Round 3 draw on Tuesday

Double-header win sends Kauno Kaunas through

13.10.2019 - ROUND REVIEW: Two narrow two-goal wins in the double-header this weekend were enough for Kauno Azuolas-KTU Kaunas to get past HC Tallinn and reach round 3 of the Challenge Cup.

Double-header in the world's smallest capital

10.10.2019 - ROUND PREVIEW: Faroe Islands champions H71 celebrate European debut by welcoming Maribor Branik in the Men’s Challenge Cup

A good weekend for Czech Republic and Finland

06.10.2019 - ROUND REVIEW: The opening weekend of the Challenge Cup for the 2019/20 season saw positive results for teams from the Czech Republic and Finland

Final edition of the Men’s Challenge Cup begins

03.10.2019 - ROUND PREVIEW: This season will be the last of the Men’s Challenge Cup and it begins with round 2 this weekend

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