26. 06. 2019

2020 Champions League: Pool stage berths awarded, bracket for qualifications determined by draw

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The Drawing of Lots for the qualifications of the 2020 CEV Volleyball Champions League took place in the European Volleyball Confederation headquarters in Luxembourg City, Luxemburg.


As it was already known, according to the latest CEV Champions League Ranking List, 18 Men’s and Women’s teams each are seeded for the 4th Round, which means that they have secured automatic berths in the pool stage.

Seeded teams in Men’s competition:


Seeded teams in Women’s competition:


The two teams per gender will join them after the completion of the 3rd Round (the last round of qualifications) to form five pools of four teams in both competitions. The Drawing of Lots for the pool stage will be conducted on October 25 in Sofia, Bulgaria, during the 2019 European Volleyball Gala.

Now, as for the Drawing of Lots for the qualifications (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Round), 10 Men’s and 7 Women’s teams will be vying for a spot in the pool stage.


The men’s qualifications will set off with 4 teams playing the 1st Round (1st leg on October 22-24; 2nd leg on October 29-31):

Mladost Zagreb (CRO) vs. IBB Polonia London (ENG) /W1

Mladost Brčko (BIH) vs. Benfica Lisboa (POR) /W2

The winners of the first-round matchups will join another 6 teams in the 2nd Round (1st leg on November 5-7; 2nd leg on November 12-14):

W1 vs. SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) /W3

W2 vs. OK Budva (MNE) /W4

Shakhtior Soligorsk (BLR) vs. VaLePa Sastamala (FIN) /W5

C.S. Municipal Arcada Galați (ROU) vs. Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (SRB) /W6

The winners of the second-round matchups will play the 3rd Round (1st leg on November 19-21; 2nd leg on November 26-28), whose winners will qualify for the 4th Round - pool stage:

W4 vs. W3

W6 vs. W5


There will be no 1st Round in the Women’s qualifications as 6 teams will play the 2nd Round (1st leg on October 8-10; 2nd leg on October 15-17) while one got a bye (VK UP Olomouc, CZE) and will go straight to the 3rd Round:

Mladost Zagreb (CRO) vs. Khimik Yuzhny (UKR) /W1

Partizani Tirana (ALB) vs. ŽOK Bimal-Jedinstvo Brčko (BIH) /W2

Luka Bar (MNE) vs. Vasas Óbuda Budapest (HUN) /W3

The winners of the second-round matchups will play the 3rd Round (1st leg on October 22-24; 2nd leg on October 29-31), whose winners will qualify for the 4th Round - pool stage:

VK UP Olomouc (CZE) vs. W1

W3 vs. W2



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