While Linz, led by Sofia Polcanova, is heading for the third Champions League title as second on the seeding list behind Berlin eastside, the hopes of the Villach women have received some decisive dampers in advance. So after top player Ivana Malobabic’s CoV-Out came the news that Lyudmila Kiriza from Russia cannot enter either. On top of that, Kiara Segula was injured in a car accident. So there are only two players left: Anna Fenyvesi and Bettina Feuerabend.
A total of eleven teams will battle it out for the cup until next Tuesday. Until Sunday, the two groups of four and one group of three will be played, the first will go straight to the semifinals. The runners-up play in a group of three for the remaining ticket for the semifinals. The final is on Monday, the final is planned for Tuesday.