CEV Women’s European Championship 2019 - hosts Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic

  • Horrible news :down: Even 16 teams is bordering on too many, there always seem to be a couple of teams that are way out of their depth. Having 24 teams there is pure nonsense. Already looking forward to the classics that are Serbia vs Estonia and Russia vs Montenegro. :roll:

  • I agree there is no point to watch many 3-0 matches. There are barely 12 competitive teams in whole Europe anyway. Considering there were only 36 countries played qualification tournaments, 24 is too much for a final tournament. Top 8 teams that couldn't participate this ECh are ROM, ESP, SVK, FRA, SLO, MNE, POR and AUT. None of these teams will add competitiveness of championship.

  • agree, 12 would be enough if we took into consideration Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Belgium and Azerbaijan :wavy:

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  • According to rumors: 4 pools of 6. Each country will host different pool. 4 of the 1/8 matches and 2 of the quarterfinals games will be played in Poland. (source: Przegląd Sportowy)
    I guess the semi- and final games will be played in Turkey.

  • According to rumors: 4 pools of 6. Each country will host different pool. 4 of the 1/8 matches and 2 of the quarterfinals games will be played in Poland. (source: Przegląd Sportowy)
    I guess the semi- and final games will be played in Turkey.


    Semi finals, finals and some of the quarterfinals will be in Turkey. But I still don't see the point of making teams travel so many times in a tournament :aww:

  • On the other hand, top teams won't have to play qualification phase, and I think it's a good deal for them, no matter if they have to play 1 or 2 "easy" games in phase of groups. And, there're 47 federations in Europe (yes, I know more than the half with a very low level) but there's not other confederation in the world with this quantity of teams, so 24 could help to improve the level of these "not top teams". And, of course, with more countries playing, probably more attention received throughout Europe.

  • On the other hand, top teams won't have to play qualification phase, and I think it's a good deal for them, no matter if they have to play 1 or 2 "easy" games in phase of groups. And, there're 47 federations in Europe (yes, I know more than the half with a very low level) but there's not other confederation in the world with this quantity of teams, so 24 could help to improve the level of these "not top teams". And, of course, with more countries playing, probably more attention received throughout Europe.

    Yes, I also think it's quite good idea as 2 more matches won't change much for top teams. The problem is, there would be probably 3-0 matches which nobody wants to watch :down: For me what ECH are still missing is WCH qualification and WC/GC Cup qualification. TOP8 teams should qualify for WCH without additional tournament. Now ECH are lacking purpose.