In the 2022/23 season, 9 VBL groups are eligible to compete in European Cup competitions. (Photo: Connie Kurt)
In the 2022/23 season, the Volleyball Bundesliga (VBL) has many alternatives for groups to compete in opposition to prime European golf equipment within the European Cup. As introduced by the European Volleyball Federation (CEV), there are 9 beginning spots for German groups for the upcoming season.
Germany’s girls have climbed from seventh to sixth within the Champions League rankings and are second in Europe’s prime competitors. In the mixed rating of the CEV Cup and the Challenge Cup, Germany is ranked eighth, thus incomes two beginning locations within the CEV Cup and one place within the Challenge Cup.
The males are nonetheless 4th within the Champions League standings, so will begin once more subsequent season with two groups within the Champions League. There are two beginning spots within the German league within the Challenge Cup.
“This is a crucial milestone in our objective of making the Women’s Volleyball Bundesliga a prime 3 league in Europe within the medium time period. The CEV ranking system counts achievements over the previous three years. This exhibits that we’re heading in the right direction and that the funding made by our golf equipment is paying off. For males, we’ve two golf equipment in Berlin and Friedrichshafen who’ve represented the Bundesliga on the highest European degree. The Berliners have confirmed that they’re on par with the very best groups in Europe this season“explains Julia Retzlaff, managing director of VBL sports activities.
Nine Bundesliga groups have additionally competed in worldwide competitors this season: Third-placed Dresden SC narrowly missed out on the Champions League group stage. Allianz MTV Stuttgart and SSC Palmberg Schwerin have been very profitable within the CEV Cup – the Stuttgart girls conceded defeat to prime membership Eczacibasi Istanbul within the ultimate and took dwelling the silver medal with them. SC Potsdam’s Challenge Cup journey ended within the 1/8 spherical.
In the boys’s Bundesliga, each common friends of the Champions League have been within the premier class within the 2021/22 season: the reigning champions BERLIN RECYCLING Volleys reached the quarter-finals, but it surely was over for Hafler. group stage.
United Volleys Frankfurt, SWD Powervolleys Düren and SVG Luneburg represented the German colours on the CEV Cup. Düren reached the spherical of 16 and Frankfurt reached the spherical of 16.
The proper to start out the Champions League is given to the champion and the runner-up. The third place within the championship is eligible to take part within the CEV Cup for ladies and the Challenge Cup for males. The girls’s groups which might be ranked after the Champions League and CEV Cup contributors within the desk have the fitting to take part within the alternate cup. The winners of the DVV Cup are assured a spot within the CEV Cup if they don’t begin within the Champions League.
Source: Volleyball Bundesliga