OVERVIEW of EMF EUROCUP GROUPS
The EMF EuroCup in beautiful Sunny Beach gets underway on Wednesday and it looks like it's going to be an epic tournament
Let's take a look at the groups:
Bulgaria, Greece, Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic are the countries represented in Group A.
Galatiko Vratsa (Bul), Zangezur (Aze), T.M.T.(Gre), SK Veska Olomouc (Cze)are the clubs that will represent them.
It looks a very tight group to call, we wouldn't like to guess the winner, who do you expect to qualify?
FC Mechkite (Bul), Atletic Joga Bonito Alba Iulia (Rom), Bianconeri Banska Bystrica (Svk) and Airnergy FC (Hun) make up Group B. The Romanians will be looking to emulate their countries dominance in last year's EMF club competitions.
eDinamyx (Bul), Gladiatorzy Eternis Warszawa (Pol), Reggio Liriada Brasov (Rom) and Red Meat Tadiran (Isr) are the teams in Group C.
Red Meat Tadiran are previous participants in EMF competitions and they will be hoping their experience gets them out of the group.
Let's look at who makes up Group D, we have Fresh Fruit Stara Zagora (Bul), InterDnestrCom Tiraspol (Mol)
Anagennisi (Gre), TFT EDERA Pardubice (Cze).
The Moldovan and Czech sides will be looking to dominate the group given their experience but the Bulgarian and Greek teams will be strong and won't go down without a fight.
Apple Dzhuliunitsa (Bul), FC Balkan Mix Linz (Aus), Borussia Sibiu (Rom) and FC Arges Milton Keynes (Gbr)
Sibiu will want to put down a marker in this group to show the rest of the teams in the other groups that they're a team to be feared, but FC Arges, FC Balkan Mix and Apple will all want to progress alongside or at the expense of their illustrious opponents so they shouldn't be dismissed lightly.
Here's who's in the penultimate group, The Saints Sveti Vlas (Bul), Banco Casino (Svk), El Maliakas (Gre) and Chedra TAX Ploiesti (Rom)
This will be a very competitive group with all the teams fancying their chances of success, but which two will hold their nerve to get through to the last 16.
Well it's safe to say we've saved the best til last, WOW!!!
2022 EMF Champions League runners up, Dadi Gradnja (Mine) have been drawn in the same group as 2022 EMF EuroCup winners, Nova Vita Targu Mures (Rom)
It will be a huge upset should either of the above 2 teams not progress to the knockout stages.
M+S Hydraulic (Bul) and Starz League (Gbr) will have to perform better than ever before to progress beyond the group stages.