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22 May 2015
Euro Winners Cup 2015: Draw finalized
28 teams distributed in 7 groups
The Euro Winners Cup 2015 is now in full focus as the 28 participating teams have been drawn into seven groups and the sides now all know what they must do and who they must defeat to advance to the knockout stages. The official draw was on Friday, May 22nd at the Istituto Comprensivo Musco di Catania. The draw was exciting for everyone involved and it was broadcast live through livestream.com so that the drama could be experienced by the teams and fans that were unable to attend the draw.
Dignitaries and very important participants of the event were in attendance, including: Santi Rando - President of the Local Organizing Committee, Sergio Parisi - CONI Regionla Vicepresident, Santino Lo Presti - FIGC Regional President - Sicily region, Salvo di Salvo - Assessore all’urbanistica Comune di Catania, Gabino Renales - Deputy Vicepresident Beach Soccer Worldwide, Giuseppe Bosco - President of Domusbet Catania BS, Nello Russo - President Catania Al Vertice, and the entire DomusBet Catania team. In addition to the distinguished list of personalities, there were over 300 people present for the draw.
Victory will not come easy for any team and each group has very intriguing matchups. The hosts, DomusBet Catania BS will face stiff competition in their group from the Spanish, German, and Czech clubs they are pitted against. The defending champions, BSC Kristall will need to be in top form to get through clubs from Georgia, Bulgaria, and Spain. Group C contains the winner of the first ever Euro Winners Cup in 2013, BSC Lokomotiv, and they do not have any easy route to the title again. Everything will be up for grabs come June 2nd and below is the final list of the teams and groups:
Group A: DomusBet Catania BS (ITA), CD Murcia (ESP), BS Chemnitz (GER), BS Bohemians 1905 (CZE)
Group B: BSC Kristall (RUS), FC Dinamo Batumi (GEO), FC Odesos (BUL), Bala Azul (ESP)
Group C: BSC Lokomotiv (RUS), Montpellier BS (FRA), AS Performer Constanta (ROU), Amrahbank (AZE)
Group D: ASD Sambenedettese BS (ITA), Portsmouth BS (ENG), CS Djoker (MDA), Ushkyn-Iskra (KAZ)
Group E: SC Braga (POR), Milano BS (ITA), KP Lodz (POL), Peugeot (EST)
Group F: BSC Sable Dancers Bern (SUI), Antalyaspor (TUR), Hemako Szutowo (POL), Mani BS (GRE)
Group G: FC Vybor (UKR), LSA Chaudfontaine (BEL), Goldwin Pluss (HUN), FC Bate Borisov (BLR)
Missing a minute of the action would be a travesty so be sure and stay updated on the latest news and matches including the live broadcast on www.beachsoccer.com.