The EMF Champions League’s list of teams is now complete and 76 teams will be waiting this evening at 8 pm for their place in the group stage to be decided at the draw, in Terme Čatež.
The 76 teams from 22 countries have been previously put into 4 pots according to the teams’ ranking. The ranking of EMF Champions League 2016’s last 32 teams, the EMF all-time club ranking published on the website and in cases, were more than 2 teams were sent from the same country, the national club ranking table were taken into consideration when forming the pots.
Pot 1 – Contains the best 19 teams of the previous EMF Champions League
Pot 2 – Contains 19 national champions
Pot 3 – Contains 19 teams, chosen according to the EMF Association ranking and club teams ranking list send by national associations
Pot 4 – Contains the remaining 19 teams
The teams will be drawn this evening in Terme Čatež into 19 groups of 4 teams.
After the group stage, the best teams of the 19 groups will automatically progress into the knock-out stage. The 19 second-place teams and 7 best third-place teams, all together 26 teams, will play in a qualification round for the 13 places left in the round of 32. Pairs will be decided by a draw.
The knock-out system will remain from this stage until the final match played Sunday evening.
Take a look at the full list of teams: http://emfchampionsleague.com/teams
Also this evening the 12 teams of the EMF Seniors Champions League from 6 countries will be drawn into 3 groups of 4 teams. The firsts, seconds and two of the best third-place teams (8 teams) will progress to the quarterfinals after the group stage.