The return of the Female League Cup. Eight teams for the 14th title in Palau (Spain)

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After the Euroleague Final Four, also the European girls return to the rink: eight the teams enrolled in the unique phase of this particular season of the Female League Cup. A return to the rink 15 months after the last game played on February 29, 2020, but it is 26 months that a women’s sector title has not been awarded. The last European Final won in overtime by a goal by Maria Anglada of Voltregà, in the balanced final against Manlleu. The novelty of this event is that for the first time in 15 months European Rink Hockey will have the presence of the public, 50% of the capacity with all the provisions to fight Covid-19 of the government and World Skate Europe, with regard to “the bubbles” and the division between the different groups of people present at the sporting facilities. 
Catalunya will also start with the honours of the prediction in this 14th edition, where the four Catalan teams (Cerdanyola, Manlleu, Plegamans, Voltregà), are joined by the Asturian Gijon (five times champion against six of Voltregà) and the three Portuguese (Benfica, CACO and Stuart HCM). Women’s hockey is reborn with the endless challenge between the different Spanish souls and the Portuguese teams for the fight for title number 15: 6 won by Voltregà (Catalunya), 5 by Gijon (Asturias), 1 by Alcorcon (Madrid) and 1 by Benfica (Portugal).
The Final Eight schedule is set for the Quarter-Finals on Thursday, media day on Friday, Saturday semi-finals and Sunday the big Final. It starts at 2 pm on Thursday between veteran Telecable HC Gijon against freshman CACO. At 4 pm the Catalan derby between Cerdanyola and Manlleu, already challengers in the Women’s Ok Lliga with the double convincing victory of the Catalan yellow-reds (5-2 and 7-2). At 6.00 pm the most anticipated match, the arm wrestle between the Portuguese champions of Benfica and the current European champion Voltregà. A cross between the veteran Cristina Barcelò at the last exit of her glorious career (6 European cups won) will challenge the young Marlene Sousa, captain of red-green selection. At 8.00 pm the home team of Generali HC Palau closes the quarter-final program that will play against the Portuguese youth of Stuart Massamà. The “yellow-black” are fresh from winning their third national title (against Manlleu) while Stuart returns to Europe after a brief absence.
Friday will be the time to rest after the efforts of the Quarter-Finals, but also to talk to the captains and coaches of Rink Hockey and Women’s Sport, on an afternoon dedicated to the discussion of the last phase of the competition. Saturday the two Semi-Finals (still not definitive times due to television reasons) and Sunday the final at 12:00.
All this event will be live on the largest television station in the region, TV3 Catalunya, on the dedicated sports channel Esport3 on Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday only on streaming www.esport3.cat. Streaming our WEBTV World Skate Europe TV will also follow all competitions and their press conferences.

Voltregà-Palau, the last final of the Female League Cup 2019 (Marzia Cattini Credit)

REFEREES DESIGNATED
For the matches to be played in this event, the designated the following European International Referees.

PORTUGAL: Silvia Coelho, Carlos Correia, Pedro Silva
SPAIN: Tania Pardo, David Cantos, Oriol Claramunt
 

MEDIA DAY ON FRIDAY
On Friday afternoon  (16:00 h) in the rink of the Pavellò Maria Victor will be the press conference of the four main coaches of the finalists teams and the four captains, live on streaming on europe.worldskate.tv
 

AZEMAD MVP
The two “Azemad MVP” trophies for best goalkeeper and best player of the Final Eight will be awarded at the end of this Female League Cup Final. The accredited press will determine the two winners.

LIVE COVERAGE
On television, the Female League Cup Final Eight will be broadcasted entirely by Tv3 Catalunya, before in the streaming channel www.esport3.cat and from the second semifinal live on the Catalan channel Esport3. The new WEBTV of World Skate Europe. will show by http://europe.worldskate.tv with the portuguese voice of Josè Santos. After every match will be broadcasted also the interviews or the press conference.
After the matches, you will find the Highlights in our WebTV and also in our new Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/EURORINKHOCKEYTV
 

SPECIAL COVERAGE FOR WSEUROPE-RINKHOCKEY WEBSITE

WSE-RH will follow with special coverage in social network and in the section of WS Europe Cup www.wseurope-rinkhockey.org/femaleleaguecup with the official photos of Antonio Lopes.
In our Social Networks will be added special contents from the rink.

Every Match will be covered from our OFFICIAL LIVESCORING in multi-language with all the official statistics and event during the game. 

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS -> #okeurof #okf8eurof

STUFF FOR MEDIA
WSERH gives you the possibility to download and use some photos of each match after the first half time with royalty-free copyright and free use (Credits to “Antonio Lopes / WSE-RH”. PHOTO DRIVE -> http://bit.ly/F8Palau21-Photos
If you need also the official highlights from the matches, we will upload them asap in our webtv (HD file)  – VIDEO DRIVE -> http://bit.ly/F8Palau21-Videos

Official Press Kit Final Eight – Download PDF
Press Kit [Extended] – Download PDF
 

FEMALE LEAGUE CUP – Final Eight –  May 27-28-29-30 – Palau Plegamans (Spain)

Quarterfinals
h 14.00 CET (h 13.00 PT) – Match #14 – QF2 – Telecable HC Gijon (SP) x C.A. Campo Ourique (PT)
LIVE Streaming www.esport3.cat – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv
h 16.00 CET (h 15.00 PT) – Match #16 – QF4 – Cerdanyola CH (SP) x CP Manlleu (SP)
LIVE Streaming www.esport3.cat  – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv
h 18.00 CET (h 17.00 PT) – Match #13 – QF1 – SL Benfica (PT) x CP Voltregà (SP)
LIVE Streaming www.esport3.cat  – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv
h 20.00 CET (h 19.00 PT) – Match #15 – QF3 – Stuart HCM (PT) x Generali HC Palau (SP)
LIVE Streaming www.esport3.cat  – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv

MEDIA DAY – Friday from 16:00 CET – LIVE Streaming WSE TV

Semifinals – Saturday 29th May 2021
h 15.00 CET (h 14.00 PT) – Match #18 – Winner Match #13 x Winner Match #16
LIVE Streaming www.esport3.cat  – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv
h 17.30 CET (h 16.30 PT) – Match #17 – Winner Match #14 x Winner Match #15
LIVE ESPORT3 – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv

Final – Sunday 30th May 2021
h 12.00 – Match #19 – FINAL – Winner Match #17 x Winner Match #18
LIVE ESPORT3 – LIVE Streaming WSE TV http://europe.worldskate.tv
 

HISTORY FEMALE LEAGUE CUP 

06-07    BIESCA GIJON (SPA)
07-08    VOLTREGA’ (SPA)    
08-09    BIESCA GIJON (SPA)
09-10    BIESCA GIJON (SPA)
10-11    VOLTREGA’ (SPA)
11-12  BIESCA GIJON (SPA)
12-13    VOLTREGA’ (SPA)
13-14    ALCORCON (SPA)
14-15    BENFICA (PORT)
15-16    VOLTREGA (SPA)
16-17    VOLTREGA (SPA)
17-18    GIJON (SPA)
18-19    VOLTREGA (SPA)
19-20    CANCELED
 

CLUBS RECORDS
6 Cups: Voltregà (SPA)
5 Cups: Gijon (SPA)
1 Cup: Alcorcon (SPA)
1 Cup: Benfica (PORT)
 

NATION RECORDS
12 Cups: Spain, last 2019
1 Cup: Portugal, last 2015