Jadran Herceg Novi still hasn’t decided if it will take part in the 2020/21 Champions League.
The Montenegrin club is one of ten wildcard-holders, but Jadran’s management has been thinking about the participation in the Champions League for a while. The financial situation is a problem.
LEN gave Jadran July 1 as the deadline for the answer. Later, the deadline was prolonged to July 20.
Today, Montenegrin media reported that Jadran had accepted the wildcard and that it would play in the Champions League.
But, the club reacted by a short statement published on its Facebook page:
“Although the deadline for the decision on the participation of our club in the LEN Champions League was July 20, the final decision of the club will be known in the next few days. The club will inform the public about the final decision in a timely manner.”
Twelve teams will take part in the 2020/21 Champions League, ten wildcard-holders and two from the qualifications.
Teams that are given wildcards: FerencvarosTelekom (Hungary), Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece), Pro Recco (Italy), Zodiac-Atletic Barceloneta (Spain), Jug AO Dubrovnik (Croatia), CN Marseille (France), Spandau 04 (Germany), Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia), Waspo 98 Hannover (Germany), Jadran Herceg Novi (Montenegro).
The Preliminary Round of the Champions League will start on November 10/11. The qualifications are scheduled for the last weekend of October (23-25). The Final Eight will be played in Hannover (June 3 – 5).
Late in June, unofficial sources said that Olympiacos could withdraw from the Champions League. But, nobody confirmed that information.