CEV Cup and Challenge Cup format modified to deal with COVID-19 pandemic
After liaising a number of videoconference calls to minimise travels and exposure to the risk of contracting the coronavirus, the CEV has finalised a revised competition format and programme for the 8th Finals and quarterfinals of the CEV Volleyball Cup and CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021. Both competitions will continue in December in four “bio-secure bubbles” per gender.
This means that two 8th Final matches involving four teams will be taking place at the very same venue, with the eventual winners of these fixtures playing a winner-takes-all quarterfinal game – with the winning side progressing straight to the semifinals.
This format will help deal with the travel and many other restrictions introduced by national authorities across Europe following the emergency due coronavirus pandemic.
After completion of the remaining 16th Final fixtures, the 2021 edition of the CEV Cup and CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup will resume in early / mid-December as per the following programme:
CEV Volleyball Cup 2021
CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021