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13/06/2017 11:29
58 teams set to participate in 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League
2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men & Women

Luxembourg, June 13, 2017. As many as 184 clubs from 35 countries are set to participate in the 2018 edition of the European Cups – and for the majority of them the journey will start on Wednesday with the Drawing of Lots for the 2nd and 3rd Round of the CEV Volleyball Champions League as well as for all stages of the CEV Volleyball Cup and CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup. The teams participating in the 2nd and 3rd Round of the CEV Volleyball Champions League will be the first ones to be drawn at 11:00 am CET, before the CEV Volleyball Cup and CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup follow suit early in the afternoon. The list of teams participating in the 2018 edition of the CEV Volleyball Cup and CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup will be released later today.

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2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men


The 32 teams participating in the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men are:

Starting from the 4th Round as per the latest European Cups Ranking List


Zenit KAZAN, Dinamo MOSCOW (RUS)
Cucine Lube CIVITANOVA, TRENTINO Diatec (ITA)
Halkbank ANKARA, Arkas IZMIR (TUR)
Zaksa KEDZIERZYN-KOZLE, PGE Skra BELCHATOW (POL)
CHAUMONT VB 52 Haute Marne (FRA)*
Knack ROESELARE (BEL)
BERLIN Recycling Volleys (GER)
PAOK THESSALONIKI (GRE)

These 12 teams will commence their campaign from the 4th Round – and know their opponents upon completion of the 2nd and 3rd Round and after an additional Drawing of Lots scheduled for November 16, 2017.

Teams to be drawn on Wednesday, June 14 and starting from the 2nd or 3rd Round depending on the European ranking of their respective National Federation:

 
Lokomotiv NOVOSIBIRSK (RUS)
Sir Sicoma Colussi PERUGIA (ITA)
Fenerbahce SK ISTANBUL (TUR)
JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel (POL)
Spacer’s TOULOUSE VB (FRA)*
Noliko MAASEIK (BEL)
VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (GER)
Jihostroj CESKE BUDEJOVICE (CZE)
Vojvodina NS Seme NOVI SAD (SRB)
Posojilnica AICH/DOB (AUT)
Neftohimic 2010 BURGAS (BUL)*
Ford Store Levoranta SASTAMALA (FIN)*
ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO)
Jedinstvo Bemax BIJELO POLJE (MNE)*
Shakhtior SOLIGORSK (BLR)*
Abiant GRONINGEN (NED)
Omonia NICOSIA (CYP)  
OK Mladost BRCKO (BIH)*
Maccabi TEL-AVIV (ISR)*
KV Luboteni FERIZAJ (KOS)*

*Teams making their first historic appearance in the CEV Volleyball Champions League

Titleholders Zenit KAZAN of Russia – who set an all-time record by claiming their fifth crown in late April in Rome – will be trying to extend their rule in the competition, with Russian teams having swept the last six titles in a row.

2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women


The 26 teams participating in the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women are:

Starting from the 4th Round as per the latest European Cups Ranking List


Fenerbahce SK ISTANBUL, Galatasaray SK ISTANBUL (TUR)
Dinamo MOSCOW, Dinamo KAZAN (RUS)
Chemik POLICE, Grot Budowlani LODZ (POL)
Volero ZÜRICH (SUI)
Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (ITA)
ASPTT MULHOUSE VB (FRA)
CSM Alba Volei BLAJ (ROU)
Agel PROSTEJOV (CZE)
Vizura BEOGRAD (SRB)

These 12 teams will commence their campaign from the 4th Round – and know their opponents upon completion of the 2nd and 3rd Round and after an additional Drawing of Lots scheduled for November 16, 2017.

Teams to be drawn on Wednesday, June 14 and starting from the 2nd or 3rd Round depending on the European ranking of their respective National Federation:


VakifBank ISTANBUL (TUR)
Yenisei KRASNOYARSK (RUS)*
Developres SkyRes RZESZOW (POL)*
Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO (ITA)
Rocheville LE CANNET (FRA)
Asterix Avo BEVEREN (BEL)*
LP SALO (FIN)
Nova KBM Branik MARIBOR (SLO)*
Hapoel KFAR SABA (ISR)*
SLIEDRECHT Sport (NED)*
Linamar BÉKÉSCSABAI RSE (HUN)
Minchanka MINSK (BLR)
ZOK Bimal-Jedinstvo BRCKO (BIH)
Maritza PLOVDIV (BUL)

*Teams making their first historic appearance in the CEV Volleyball Champions League

Titleholders VakifBank ISTANBUL of Turkey – who won their third CL crown in late April in Treviso – will be starting their journey and title defence before the group stage of the competition since they ‘only’ finished third in the last edition of their national league.

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