Decision for EHF European League Women round 3 ties
Updated on 13 November at 12:10.
Following great effort on the part of the involved clubs and the EHF to determine any possibilities to proceed, six qualification round 3 matches in the EHF European League Women have been cancelled.
The matches in question are the two-leg ties of Byasen Handball Elite vs MKS Perla Lublin, Astrakhanochka vs Molde HK and Kuban vs TUSSIES Metzingen, foreseen for the weekends of 14/15 November and 21/22 November.
The EHF and the clubs worked in coordination in an effort to ensure the matches could take place, but due to the current restrictions of authorities in Norway and Germany, it became clear carrying out the games would place too great of a burden on Byasen and Molde.
Consequently, the decision had to be made to cancel these matches as conducting them is not feasible under the given circumstances. The EHF regrets that this decision has been made necessary, however, the current development around the Covid-19 restrictions leaves no room for a different outcome.
Regarding how the competition will now proceed, MKS Perla Lublin, Astrakhanochka and Kuban are directly qualified for the EHF European League 2020/21 group phase.
Update on Friday 13 November
Positive test results in Vaci NKSE have led to their match versus DHK Banik Most scheduled for Saturday 14 November to be called off. In certain cases, Vaci may complete their quarantine in time to play next weekend.
Therefore, in case Vaci are cleared to play, the Hungarian club and their opponents will determine whether the two legs can be played next weekend or if the winner of the tie will be decided based on one match, the original second-leg game on 22 November. The EHF will share further updates in due course.
In addition, the clubs Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK and DVSC Schaeffler have reached an agreement to decide the winner of their tie based one match. Their scheduled game on 14 November has been called off, and the teams will meet in Turkey on 21 November.