CEV Announces European League Teams, Prize Money Increases

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 20th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News

The CEV’s European League have a total of 20 teams that will be divided into two leagues – Golden European League and Silver European League for both the men’s and women’s competition.

In the Golden European League, there will be 12 teams that will be split into three pools of four teams. The top two teams will move onto the FIVB Challenger Cup.


Pool A – Belgium, Estonia, Slovakia, Sweden
Pool B – Slovenia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine
Pool C – Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Spain


Pool A – Bulgaria, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Portugal
Pool B – Croatia, Hungary, France, Finland
Pool C – Czech Republic, Belarus, Slovakia, Spain

“The top two teams from the Golden European League will qualify for the FIVB Challenger Cup – whose eventual winners will contest home and away playoff matches against the lowest-ranked from the four Challengers featuring in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, with a spot in the 2019 edition of the elite FIVB competition at stake,” announced the CEV.

The men’s challengers could potentially be Australia, South Korea, Canada and Bulgaria while the women’s are Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Poland and Belgium.

The purse prize for the competition is 413,000 euros with the winner receiving 125,000 euros.

The Silver European League features eight teams per gender and two pools of four teams.


Pool A – Former Y.R. of Macedonia, Latvia, Austria, Kosovo
Pool B – Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Albania


Pool A – Switzerland, Estonia, Sweden, Kosova
Pool B – Israel, Austria, Georgia, Albania

The prize money equates to 156,000 euros total, with the winners taking 50,000 euros.

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Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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