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Veszprem Arena hosts Women's EHF EURO 2014 qualification draw
The draw will take place on the fringes of the Hungarian women’s national cup final tournament which throws off over the same weekend also at Veszprem Arena.
Apart from the organising nations, Hungary and Croatia, which are directly qualified, 26 national teams have registered to take part in the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 which will start on 7 December 2014.
These 26 teams are: Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.
At the draw the 26 teams will be drawn into five groups of four teams each and two groups of three teams each.
Qualification will be played in three periods of two matches each with each team having a home and an away match against each of the other teams in its group.
The two top ranked squads of each group will qualify for the final tournament.
According to the EHF Women's National Team Ranking, the teams are divided into four pots.
Pot 1: Norway, Denmark, Montenegro, France, Sweden, Russia, Spain
Pot 2: Romania, Serbia, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Pot 3: FYR Macedonia, Turkey, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Belarus, Slovakia
Pot 4: Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Finland
In the first step of the draw the five teams of pot 4 will be drawn to row 4. After that the seven teams of pot 3 will be drawn to row 3. In the third step the seven teams of pot 2 will be drawn to row 2, before the seven teams of pot 1 will be drawn to row 1.
Veszprem hosts draw for Women’s EHF EURO 2014 Qualification on 26 May 2013
Vienna, 7 May 2013. 26 national handball federations will have their eyes set on Veszprem Arena, as the venue on Sunday, 26 May 2013 at approx. 17:00 hrs. hosts the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 qualification draw
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
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– Pauline Courtois leads after first day