17.10.2012, 05:30
Third Round Men’s EHF Cup draw

The draw will take place in Vienna on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:00 hrs (CET)


Men’s EHF Cup draw announced

The EHF has confirmed that the Men’s EHF Cup draw for the third round of the competition is to take place in Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:00 hrs (CET). The draw will take place at the EHF headquarters in Vienna.              

The new format Men's EHF Cup was launched at the beginning of the 2012/13 season. It will be played with three qualification rounds, a group phase of four groups of four teams, quarter-finals and a Final Tournament with four teams playing semi-finals and finals over two days, 18/19 May 2013.

The two pots for the draw are as follows:

Pot 1

Alpla HC Hard (AUT)
RK Sloga (BIH)
KIF Kolding (DEN)
BM Aragon (ESP)
Naturhouse La Rioja (ESP)
Saint-Raphael Var Handball (FRA)
HBC Nantes (FRA)
Frisch Auf Göppingen (GER)
Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)
SC Magdeburg (GER)
Maccabi Srugo Rishon Lezion (ISR)
Haslum HK (NOR)
Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)
FC Porto Vitalis (POR)
TATRAN Presov (SVK)
Winner RK Siscia (CRO) vs Dinamo Poltava (UKR)

Pot 2

RK "Borac m:tel" Banja Luka (BIH)
S.L Benfica (POR)
Stiinta Municipal Dedeman Bacau (ROU)
Permskie medvedi (RUS)
HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)
Winner CRO Nexe Nasice (CRO) vs  Meshkov Brest (BLR)
Winner Grundfos Tatabanya (HUN) vs Elverum Handball (NOR)
Winner Kopavogur (ISL) vs Maribor Branik (SLO)
Winner Kumanovo (MKD) vs Sungul Snezhinsk (RUS)
Winner  Vardar PRO Skopje (MKD) vs Mesto Lovosice (CZE)
Winner Volendam (NED) vs Cimos Koper (SLO)
Winner Tauron Stal Mielec (POL) vs Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN)
Winner Madeira SAD (POR) vs A.C. Diomidis Argous  (GRE)
Winner Oderheiu Secuiesc (ROU) vs Besiktas (TUR)
Winner Vojvodina (SRB) vs Balatonfüredi KSE (HUN)
Winner IFK Kristianstad (SWE) vs Eskilstuna Guif (SWE)

Draw procedure

One ball will be drawn from pot 1 and one from pot 2. From these two balls, one ball will be drawn and this team will play the first leg at home, the second team drawn will have the home match in the second leg.

Follow the draw online

The draw will be available to follow via the eurohandball.com live ticker. The EHF Media and Communications Department will also be following the event live on the department's Twitter Channel @EHFMedia

TEXT: EHF / jjr


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