Changes made to EuroCup Women 2020-21 season format
MUNICH (Germany) - After taking into consideration the epidemiological situation in Europe and having consulted with the stakeholders of the competition, the format changes approved by the FIBA Europe Board in September will be implemented for the 2020-21 EuroCup Women season.
In order to protect the health and guarantee the safety of players, coaches and officials, but also to safeguard a fair competition, and to properly organize game operations, the decision has been taken to organize the competition in hubs, starting with the Regular Season.
Taking into consideration the feedback of the clubs and the respective National Federations, the following modifications regard the dates and the competition system will be implemented:
- Qualifiers to be played as single elimination games on December 16 or 17, 2020 with home court advantage to be determined by a draw.
- Regular Season to be played in single venue hubs in single round-robin format from January 19-22, 2021.
- The top two clubs from each Regular Season group to advance to the Round of 16; no clubs from EuroLeague Women Regular Season will join EuroCup Women for the 2020-21 season.
- Round of 16 and Quarter-Finals to be played in single elimination games in four single venue hubs of four teams each, as per the Play-Off bracket, from March 16-18, 2021.
- Final Four to be played in a single venue hub from April 9-11, 2021.
The coronavirus protocols that will be adopted for the hubs have been developed by the FIBA Medical Commission after consultation with the World Health Organization.
The hosts of the Regular Season hubs will be announced at a later time.
FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Europe and communicate any further updates regarding its competitions if necessary.
About EuroCup Women
EuroCup Women is the second-tier women's club competition in Europe, with teams from across the continent competing in the Regular Season of the 2020-21 campaign.
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