Published on June 21, 2022 at 5:05 p.m. – updated on June 21, 2022 at 5:08 p.m.
Reserved next season for Liqui Moly StarLigue and ProLigue clubs, the Coupe de France will begin with a duel between Strasbourg and PSG. Nantes, unfortunate finalist, will move on the floor of Tremblay when Montpellier go to Nice.
As soon as the 2021-2022 season is over, the next one is already looming. Ten days after PSG’s victory in the final of the Coupe de France at the expense of Nantes on the floor of the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy, the French Handball Federation (FFHB) proceeded on Tuesday to draw lots for the sixteenth of final of the 2022-2023 edition. Carried out by the president of the FFHB Philippe Bana and his counterpart in the National Handball League (NHL) Bruno Martini, this draw had the main rule of seeing the sixteen ProLigue clubs be assured of receiving training playing in Liqui Moly StarLigue next season. Defending champion, PSG will have to move to the Strasbourg floor13th in the ProLigue this season, on September 6 or 7. Nantes, for its part, will challenge Tremblaywho took seventh place in the second division.
The full draw for the 1/16 finals of the 2023 French National Cup 🇫🇷🏆 pic.twitter.com/LL2SXJyoXx
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Aix and Montpellier well served
Third in the elite this season, Aix will also be entitled to a trip to Alsace to face Sarrebourgthirteenth in the ProLigue. Montpellier, for its part, will be the opponent of Cavigal Nice to launch the 2022-2023 edition of the Coupe de France. Relegated to the ProLigue this season, Saran will be entitled to a reunion which promises to be interesting with Istres, who was also concerned by the race for maintenance at the very end of the season. Red lantern of the elite, Nancy will receive a team that has taken the elevator in the other direction, the champion of ProLigue Sélestat. Ivry, who won his ticket to the Liqui Moly StarLigue thanks to his first place at the end of the regular season, will have to move to Cherbourg, unfortunate finalist of the antechamber of the elite at the beginning of June. As for the two teams that will join the professional world next season, Bordeaux will receive Dunkirk when Frontignan will be the opponent of Limoges.
HANDBALL – FRENCH CUP (M) / 16TH FINALS
Matches on September 6 and 7, 2022
Tremblay (PL) – Nantes (LMS)
Saran (PL) – Istres (LMS)
Frontignan (PL) – Limoges (LMS)
Cherbourg (PL) – Ivry (LMS)
Dijon (PL) – Chambery (LMS)
Massy (PL) – Chartres (LMS)
Bordeaux (PL) – Dunkirk (LMS)
Sarrebourg (PL) – Aix (LMS)
Villeurbanne (PL) – Creteil (LMS)
Nice (PL) – Montpellier (LMS)
Billère (PL) – Saint-Raphaël (LMS)
Strasbourg (PL) – Paris (LMS)
Nancy (PL) – Selestat (LMS)
Caen (PL) – Nimes (LMS)
Besançon (PL) – Cesson (LMS)
Pontault-Combault (PL) – Toulouse (LMS)