CEV Cup 2021

  • The teams are now known, which are participating in this competition, CEV announces here:


    https://www.cev.eu/Competition…ion.aspx?ID=1263&PID=2016


    There are 23 teams on board now, certainly influenced at least partly due to Corona, with very few very weak teams this time. They will be attended by nine losers of CL qualification, where up to two good teams can come from, therefore we will have a full 32 teams table without bys:


    Best team is supposed to be Monza, the only Italian team. Aside them relevant strength can be expected by the following too IMHO:


    from Germany: Dresden and Potsdam

    from Turkey: Galatasaray

    from Poland: Legionowo

    from Russia: Saratov


    Also not to be underrated are the two teams each from Romania, Targoviste and Bacau, as the two French teams Béziers and Volero (Le Cannet).


    The (potential) descendors from CL, which are the strongest, are either Lodz (LKS Commercecon, to be precise) or Stuttgart and likely also Minsk.

  • Analysis of the draw can't be completed yet, because the 100% win of Moscow against Budapest in CL qualification will affect not only CL, but also teams possibly descending into CEV Cup (here). So I restrict it for the teams already in the draw with high uncertainty, because even Moscow or Scandicci may go down herein:


    top favourite Saugella MONZA has the upper quarter as easy one, i.e. will be for sure in the semis. Than things might become interesting for them: while no already drawn team is a threat for them, there are altogether three teams from CL coming down, but because they are just from round 1, only the loser of Stuttgart vs. Minsk will be there. Therefore final should be not too hard for them to get to, despite it is likely no easy semi.


    The lower half proves more interesting altogether: the third quarter sees Proton SARATOV and the both French teams as Legionowo and Targoviste together, one should claim the semi final spot there, while the fourth quarter is the strongest and most risky: there are Galatasaray, the both German teams and all three second qualification round losers from CL, where at least one good team will be (in worst case Scandicci, Moscow, Stuttgart or Minsk, maybe even more than one of them).

  • Chimik used to be one of the most annoying opponents on the last 7/8 years of CEV/Challenge Cup. They were very consistent and good fighters. It seems they lost their magic. They already lost the Supercup final to Shara Venegas' team, Promotey.

  • OK Sip Šempeter, Tent Obrenovac, Vasas Obuda Budapest and Minchanka Minsk will play their 1/8 and respectively winners od that mathces also 1/4 matches in Obrenovac, Serbia.


    1/8 final (two matches)

    8.12.2020. and 9.12.2020.


    1. Tent - Šempeter

    2. Vasas - Minchanka


    1/4 final (one match)

    10.12.2020.

    winner 1 - winner 2



    first quarter of the draw include Bekescsaba, Monza, Ub and Brno will play their 1/8 and 1/4 final matches in Monza.



    http://oktentobrenovac.com/ten…etvrtine-finala-cev-kupa/

  • Potsdam and Dresden sent a request to CEV to postpone the tournament in Istanbul due to the current regulations. Apparently Turkey requests a PCR test from anybody that wants to travel out of the country, which would mean that if anybody were tested positive there, they might have to stay in Turkey for 14 days :white:

  • Potsdam and Dresden sent a request to CEV to postpone the tournament in Istanbul due to the current regulations. Apparently Turkey requests a PCR test from anybody that wants to travel out of the country, which would mean that if anybody were tested positive there, they might have to stay in Turkey for 14 days :white:

    This idiotic, wtf :aww:

  • Potsdam and Dresden sent a request to CEV to postpone the tournament in Istanbul due to the current regulations. Apparently Turkey requests a PCR test from anybody that wants to travel out of the country, which would mean that if anybody were tested positive there, they might have to stay in Turkey for 14 days :white:

    Is this really true? I haven't seen this in the news. I am traveling there on Thursday:what::aww: