Normally, when one thinks of ehfTV, one thinks of the EHF Champions League. If you enjoyed the Round of 16 the past two weeks like me you may be a little bummed that it is a 2 week wait to the quarterfinals. Furthermore, if you are an American are suffering from NCAA Final Four withdrawal, I’ve got some good news for you as ehfTV will be showing not 1, but 2 Final Fours this weekend as both the Southeast Handball Association (SEHA) League and German Cup Finals will be available on ehfTV.
The SEHA League will be playing their semifinals on Friday with Vardar taking on Zagreb and Final Four hosts, Meskov Brest taking on Veszprem. The SEHA League has only been around for 6 years, but it is quietly establishing itself as one of the best leagues in Europe. Featuring teams from the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Hungary and Belarus, it can be viewed as a regional champions league. Not that it’s clubs don’t already play in the Champions League. In fact, the four finalists all made the Champions League Round of 16 and 2 clubs, Veszprem and Vardar are still in the tournament and could make that Final Four as well.
The German Cup semis will be on Saturday. Leipzig will play Kiel in the first semi while Rhein Neckar Lowen will play Flensburg in the other semi. Kiel, RNL and Flensburg are well known sides from Champions League play while Leipzig is a team from the 2nd tier of the HBL. It will be interesting to see whether they can spring the upset of Kiel. I for one, though, wouldn’t mind seeing a rematch of the R16 contest between Kiel and RNL in the final
Schedule (All times EDST)
Saturday, 0830 Leipzig vs Kiel Video
Saturday, 1130 RNL vs Flensburg Video
Sunday, 0830 1st Place Match Video (Note: If you don’t want to know who wins cover the picture with a sheet of paper. THANKS A LOT ehfTV)
Note: Sometimes the live stream is geo blocked in the U.S., but the on demand video typically shows up a couple of hours after the match. I will try to provide a direct link to the on demand video for each match on this page when it is available.
If the link isn’t avilable here you can search for the video at ehfTV. If you’re like me and don’t want to know the final outcome of the match follow these tips
- Go to the ehfTV website: Link ehftv.com
- Scroll down until you get to the menu that starts with “Latest Video”
- Click on “Full Matches”
- Wait a bit for your screen to load and then scroll down. If the match you want to see is available it should show up on this page (and hopefully, there isn’t a picture of someone holding a trophy, or A GERMAN TEAM CELEBRATING. THANKS YET AGAIN, ehfTV!!!! –SARCASM, FULLY INTENDED—)