The Central European Football League (CEFL) has announced the lineup for its CEFL Cup 2020, an eight-team tournament with some elite competition, including Britball’s very own National Champions, the London Warriors.
The CEFL Cup’s eight teams come from seven countries, and half of the teams are participating for the first time, including the London side.
The Bolzano Giants, a team from Italy, are returning after losing by just one point in the final of this competition in 2019. The Budapest Wolves and SBB Vukovi, from Belgrade, also return to the competition, with the final familiar team coming in the form of the Graz Giants, of Austria, who won the CEFL Bowl in 2016.
The London Warriors, the sole British representatives, are joined by fellow new additions to the Cup in the form of a French side, La Courneuve Flash, Switzerland’s national runners-up, the Geneva Seahawks, and finally the second team from Hungary, the Fehervar Enthroners.
The Warriors, off the back of their undefeated season, will look to keep up their form in the knockout competition, when they face the side from France in the first round.
The first-round games are expected to take place on the 9th of May, with fixtures as follow:
London Warriors vs La Courneuve Flash
Bolzano Giants vs Geneva Seahawks
Fehervar Enthroners vs Graz Giants
SBB Vukovi vs Budapest Wolves
After these first-round games, there will be two semi-finals that are scheduled for the 6th of June; a semi-final game for the West (London, Geneva, La Courneuve and Bolzano) and a semi-final for the East (Graz, Belgrade, Budapest and Fehervar). The two winners of these games will meet in the final, to play for the CEFL Cup, which will take place on the 27th of June at a venue that will be confirmed after the two remaining teams are revealed.
The London Warriors will be looking to make a splash in their debut in the competition, however they’re starting against a very experienced side, who have featured in many European competitions before.
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