The European Rink Hockey start again after 405 days and it’s make with one of the biggest event ever for our sport, Nine clubs will fight for only four places in the Final Four in the middle of May. Without public for the first time in European Rink Hockey history, the organizing committee, made up of the nine participating clubs, had chosen a neutral rink, in the famous portoguese location of Luso.
Luso is a famous sport federal center for of the mayor sport of Portugal. Already hold a U17 Championship in 2015 and in 2018 had to be the venue of EuroFemale but a flood was compromising the “Pavilhao de Luso”, then moved to the centre of Mealhada, shocked in the middle of October for the arrive of the Hurricane Leslie, interrupting the final of European Championship. A final Spain-Portugal terminated in the first of November for playing the last 105 seconds of the match, again crowning the Spanish domain. After one of the last European Championship (the latest was in Torres Vedras in 2019), Rink Hockey returns in Luso, with a huge event to restart the season after 18 months without any match through the European nations.
Three tremendous groups, defined in the draw of 27th February, where only the winners of three groups and the best second will qualify to the Final Four. The second best will be defined as the team that has conquered the most points and then if the draw continues we will take into account the general goal difference, general goal ratio, team fouls, blue cards, red cards and finally Euroleague Ranking 2018-19.
Intense competition with the best European clubs. In the Group A, FC Porto (Portugal), CE Noia (Spain) and OC Barcelos (Portugal), the best two teams of the Portuguese 1st Divisao, Porto and Barcelos, against the eighth Noia; in the Group B Sporting CP (Portugal), holder of the title and third in this season, Reus Deportiu (Spain), fourth in the Ok Liga and UD Oliveirense (Portugal), fifth force of Portugal; In the Group C, the ruler of the Spanish scene, Barça, the second of Ok Lliga, Deportivo Liceo and SL Benfica, fourth in Portugal.
VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Without the possibility to organize a Press Conference, we propose a virtual press conference with the declarations of the coaches.
Interviews Group A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfzHPJcZT0M
Interviews Group B https://youtu.be/p4qTFVYcbYU
Interviews Group C https://youtu.be/S5eYyrdsFbA
For the matches to be played in this event, the designated the following European International Referees. Cause the limitation of Portugal to the Italian flights, all the referees will be portuguese and spanish.
PORTUGAL: Rui Torres, Miguel Guilherme, Joaquim Pinto, Luis Peixoto
ESPAÑA: Rubén Fernandez, Daniel Villar, Jonatan Sanchez, Miguel Diaz
All nine matches will be broadcasted live on many platforms. All the TV rights in this season are left free to the local organizers and in this case, the production is entrusted to HockeyGlobal. They will stream to their Facebook and Youtube; instead, the new WEBTV of World Skate Europe. will show by https://europe.worldskate.tv with the portuguese voice of Josè Santos.
In television, the Euroleague first phase will be shown through the Portuguese channels, Benfica TV, Porto Canal, Sporting TV and the Spanish, Barça TV and Esports3 (TV3 Catalunya).
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/euroleague 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 -> #okeuro #okluso
EUROLEAGUE – First Phase – April, 9-10-11 in Luso (Portugal)
1st matchday – Friday 9th April 2021 (local time)
h 13.00 – Match #01 – Group A – FC Porto x CE Noia
LIVE TV Porto Canal & Esports3 – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 17.00 – Match #04 – Group B – Sporting CP x Reus Deportiu
LIVE TV Sporting TV & Esports3 – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 20.00 – Match #07 – Group C – Barça x Deportivo Liceo
LIVE TV Barça TV & Esports3 & Benfica TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
2nd matchday – Saturday 10th April 2021 (local time)
h 12.00 – Match #02 – Group A – CE Noia x OC Barcelos
LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 15.00 – Match #05 – Group B – Reus Deportiu x UD Oliveirense
LIVE TV Azemeis TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 18.00 – Match #08 – Group C – Deportivo Liceo x SL Benfica
LIVE TV Benfica TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
3rd matchday – Sunday 11th April 2021 (local time)
h 14.00 – Match #03 – Group A – OC Barcelos x FC Porto
LIVE TV Porto Canal – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 17.00 – Match #06 – Group B – UD Oliveirense x Sporting CP
LIVE TV Sporting TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 20.00 – Match #09 – Group C – SL Benfica x Barça
LIVE TV Barça TV & Benfica TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV