Champions League Group Stage Draw is on Friday #CLVolleyM

  0 Blair Lambert | October 30th, 2018 | News

2018-2019 CEV Champions League – Group Stage

On Friday, November 2, 2018 the Confederation of European Volleyball gala will take place. One part of that gala will be the drawing of lots for the group stage of the 2018-2019 CEV Champions League. The competition is currently in the return leg of the Second Round. Four teams will advance to the Third Round. The pair of teams left standing will join the 18 teams already qualified for the Fourth Round, otherwise known as the group stage. This stage of the competition will start on November 20th. The 20 teams in the Fourth Round will be broken up in to 4 pots. Each of the 5 pools will consist of a team from each pot.

Pot 1:

  • Sir Safety Conad Perugia (Italian Champion)
  • Zenit Kazan (Russian Champion)
  • PGE Skra Belchatow (Polish Champion)
  • Cucinie Lube Civitanova (Italian Runner Up)
  • Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russian Runner Up)

Pot 2:

  • Halkbank Ankara (Turkish Champion)
  • Berlin Recycling Volleys (German Champion)
  • ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle (Polish Runner Up)
  • Arkas Izmir (Turkish Runner Up)
  • VfB Friedrichshafen (German Runner Up)

Pot 3:

  • Greenyard Maaseik (Belgian Champion)
  • Tours VB (French Champion)
  • ACH Volley Ljubljana (Slovenian Champion)
  • VK Cez Karlovarsko (Czech Republic Champion)
  • Knack Roeselare (Belgian Runner Up)

Pot 4:

  • Azimut Leo Shoes Modena (Italian Third Place)
  • Dynamo Moscow (Russian Third Place)
  • Trefl Gdansk (Polish Third Place)
  • Qualified Team From 3rd Round
  • Qualified Team From 3rd Round

At the time of this writing the following teams are still in contention to qualify for the final 2 spots in the group stage:

  • Chaumont VB 52 (French Runner Up)
  • CV Teurel (Spanish Champion)
  • Istanbul BBSK (Turkish Third Place)
  • PAOK Thessaloniki (Greek Champion)
  • Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (Serbian Champion)
  • Neftohimic 2010 Burgas (Bulgarian Champion)
  • Posojilnica AICH/DOB (Austrian Champion)
  • United Volleys Frankfurt (German Third Place)

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