As previously published, the CEV Cup will consist of 32 teams per gender. Now, the governing body of volleyball in the Old Continent released the list of participants.
In the men’s competition, 16 teams that get eliminated in the early stages of the Champions League will join the following 16 teams: Zenit Saint-Petersburg (RUS), Spor Toto Ankara (TUR), Galatasaray HDI İstanbul (TUR), Montpellier Castelnau UC (FRA), Chaumont VB 52 (FRA), CV Guaguas Las Palmas (ESP), VK Dukla Liberec (CZE), Volejbal Brno (CZE), Jihostroj České Budějovice (CZE), Hebar Pazardzhik (BUL), Montana Volley (BUL), Mladi radnik Požarevac (SRB), OK Niš (SRB), Chênois Genève VB (SUI), Volley Schönenwerd (SUI), and Amysoft Lycurgus Groningen (BEL).
In the women’s competition, nine teams that get eliminated in the qualifications for the Champions League will join these 23 teams: Saugella Monza (ITA), Galatasaray HDI İstanul (TUR), DPD Leginovia Legionowo (POL), Proton Saratov (RUS), Dresdner SC (GER), SC Potsdam (GER), Béziers Angels (FRA), Volero Le Cannet (FRA), C.S.M. Târgovişte (ROU), Ştiinţa Bacău (ROU), Fatum Nyíregyháza (HUN), Swietelsky Békéscsaba (HUN), Pölkky Kuusamo (FIN), LP Vampula Huittinen (FIN), Nova KMB Branik Maribor (SLO), OK SIP Šimpeter (SLO), TS Volley Düdingen (SUI), Viteos Neuchâtel UC (SUI), PVK Olymp Praha (CZE), VK Šelmy Brno (CZE), Asterix Avo Beveren (BEL), ŽOK Ub (SRB), and KV Drita Gjilan (KOS).
As for the men’s Challenge Cup (33 teams signed up), the better side from the clash between Austria’s UVC Holding Graz and winners of the BVA Cup (Balkan Volleyball Association Cup) will join 31 men’s clubs: Allianz Powervolley Milano (ITA), Ziraat Bankası SK Ankara (TUR), AS Cannes VB (FRA), Nantes Rezé Métropole (FRA), Calcit Volley Kamnik (SLO), Sport Lisboa e Benfica (POR), SC Portugal Lisboa (POR), Fonte Bastardo Azores (POR), VC Barkom-Kazhany Lviv (UKR), Epicentr-Podolyany Horodok (UKR), Dinamo București (ROU), Saarema VK (EST), Pärnu VK (EST), Helios Grizzlys Giesen (GER), Lausanne UC (SUI), Lindaren Volley Luzern (SUI), VK Lvi Praha (CZE), Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa (BUL), Tiikerit Kokkola (FIN), OK Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Omonia Nicosia (CYP), VRCK Kazincbarcika (HUN), Hapoel Kfar Saba (ISR), Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel (AUT), UVC Weberzeile Ried (AUT), OK Vardar Skopje (MKD), Gio Strumica (MKD), Sollentuna VK (SWE), TIF Viking Bergen (NOR), RTU-R Jūrmala (LAT), and SK Jēkabpils Lūši (LAT).
Women’s (27 teams signed up) winners of the BVA Cup will contest with these 26 clubs: Yeşilyurt SK İstanbul (TUR), C.S.M. Volei Alba Blaj (ROU), Dinamo București (ROU), C.S.M. Lugoj (ROU), Vandœuvre Nancy VB (FRA), 1. MCM-Diamant Kaposvár (HUN), VK Prostějov (CZE), TJ Ostrava (CZE), Hämeenlinna LPK (FIN), Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen (SUI), VBC Cheseaux (SUI), VC Kanti Schaffhausen (SUI), VK Pirane Brusno (SVK), VP UKF Nitra (SVK), Sanaya Libby’s La Laguna (ESP), CV Gran Canaria (ESP), Jedinstvo Stara Pazova (SRB), AJM FC do Porto (POR), Kairos Ponta Delgada (POR), Sliedrecht Sport (BEL), Askö Linz-Steg (AUT), UVC Holding Graz (AUT), OK Kaštela (CRO), OK Vardar Ženi 2019 Skopje (MKD), Rīgas Volejbola skola (LAT), and TK Kaunas VDU (LTU).
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