Semi-final pairings to be determined in Budapest
The DELO EHF Champions League 2020/21 started with 16 teams. Only four of them are still in the race for the title: Brest Bretagne Handball, CSKA, Györi Audi ETO KC, and Vipers Kristiansand.
These four semi-finalists, who will be competing at the DELO EHF FINAL4 2021 on 29/30 May in Budapest, were confirmed in the decisive quarter-final matches last weekend.
DELO EHF FINAL4 playing times confirmed
The playing times for the DELO EHF FINAL4 2021 have not changed compared to previous editions of the marquee event in the Papp Lászlo Budapest Sportaréna:
- Saturday 29 May: semi-finals at 15:15 CEST and 18:00 CEST
- Sunday 30 May: 3/4 placement match at 15:15 CEST; final at 18:00 CEST
Draw on Tuesday will determine the semi-final pairings
The DELO EHF FINAL4 2021 draw will determine who will face who in the battle for places in the trophy match in Budapest. The draw will take place in the Sport TV studio in the Hungarian capital on Tuesday 13 April at 17:30 CEST.
One player from each team will join the draw virtually: CSKA's Chana Masson, Györi's Kari Brattset Dale, Brest's Sandra Toft, and Vipers' Katrine Lunde.
The draw will be streamed live on EHFTV, the EHF Champions League Facebook page and Home of Handball YouTube channel, with possible geo-blocking restrictions. TV stations across and outside Europe are broadcasting the draw live (see overview). The draw will also be covered with live tweets on the official Twitter channel, @ehfcl.
Denmark - Viaplay
Sweden - Viaplay
Norway - Viaplay
Finland - Viaplay
France - Eurosport
Poland - Eurosport
Hungary - SportTV
Netherlands - Ziggo Sport
Slovakia - SportTV 2
Czech Republic - SportTV 2
Romania - Look Sport
Ukraine - SportTV
Belarus - BYBTRC
Georgia - Silknet
Middle East & North Africa - OnSports
world - EHFTV
DELO EHF FINAL4 lineup confirmed
With less than seven weeks to go until the DELO EHF FINAL4 in Budapest, the four participants were confirmed with the completion of the quarter-final last weekend.
The quartet makes for an interesting blend, including two debutants (Brest and CSKA), one team competing for only the second time (Vipers), and the team that have dominated the competition in recent years (Györ).
CSKA, playing in their first EHF Champions League season, came back from a five-goal defeat in the first leg to eliminate CSM Bucuresti on away goals, 51:51.
Brest came victorious out of the all-French clash with Metz Handball, 60:50, following their decisive 10-goal win in the first leg.
Vipers also did the job in the first leg, as they defeated 2019 finalists Rostov-Don by seven goals in the first part of their double-header in Russia and maintained that difference in the second leg, 57:50.
And Györ were the only team to win both legs of the quarter-final, as they defeated Buducnost 54:40 on aggregate to book their place at the pinnacle event for their fifth participation in a total of six EHF FINAL4 events.