German Handball Federation Reportedly Changing Format Of German Cup Competition
The German Handball Federation (DHB) "will reportedly change the format of the DHB Pokal (German Cup) and play the first round in the form of 16 individual final-four tournaments starting in '15-16," according to the SID. The 16 different final-four tournaments "are supposed to be held on a regional level." The result "would be one less German Cup gameday in the clubs' tight schedules." The Handball Bundesliga's (HBL) board or directors "has in principal already agreed to the changes." The DHB "will decided on the format change in November." The final-four format for the German Cup's semifinal and final "will remain unchanged" (SID, 8/27).