39 teams enter second season of EHF European League Women
The second season of the EHF European League Women starts with 39 teams aiming to reach the competition’s final in the middle of May 2022.
Based on the seeding list released by the European Handball Federation, the clubs of M. Mosonmagyarovari KC (HUN), Viborg HK (DEN), CS Minaur Baia Mare (ROU) and Lada (RUS) go straight to the group phase and enter the competition only on 8/9 January 2022 when the stage’s first round will be played.
The defending champions of Nantes Atlantique Handball, who have been renamed to "Les Neptunes de Nantes", have been seeded to qualification round 3 and will start their campaign on 13/14 November 2021.
They are joined by an additional 12 teams, including last season’s EHF Finals participants Herning-Ikast Handbold from Denmark as well as Nantes’ French league rivals ES Besancon Feminin and Chambray Touraine HB, which also start in qualification round 3.
Consequently, 22 clubs open the competition in qualification round 2 which is scheduled for 16/17 October 2021 (first leg) and 23/24 October (second leg).
There are no matches in qualification round 1. Compared to the 2020/21 season with 34 registered clubs, in total an additional five teams take part in the EHF European League Women 2021/22.
Following six rounds of group phase matches in January and February 2022, the quarter-finals take place in the last week of March and the first week of April.
The season’s EHF Finals Women are scheduled for 14 and 15 May 2022. The bidding process for the tournament’s hosting club will start in due course.
Download the EHF European League Women 2021/22 seeding list.