Among the many highlights is the meeting between reigning champions Oranje Zwart and Belgium’s Royal Leopold who feature former OZ players Gabriel Dabanch and Elliot van Strydonck.

There is an all-German showdown between Rot Weiss Köln and perennial challengers UHC Hamburg while Real Club de Polo and Club Egara meet in a spicy Spanish battle.

Wimbledon, the one debutant to the competition, has a tough date with Dutch Hoofdklasse leaders AH&BC Amsterdam. Racing Club de France’s first ever KO16 tie, meanwhile, is another big task as they play SV Kampong.

Dinamo Kazan’s bid for a KO8 place sees them play 2014 champions Harvestehuder THC; WKS Grunwald Poznan meet KHC Leuven on their return to the EHL while KHC Dragons take on Atlètic Terrassa in another well-matched fixture.

The venue and fixture times for the KO16 and KO8 will be confirmed at a later date while ticket details are also set to follow.

The FINAL4 will take place in Barcelona between May 13 and 16.

KO16 draw in full:

Dinamo Kazan (RUS) vs Harvestehuder THC (GER)

Oranje Zwart (NED) vs Royal Leopold (BEL)

Rot Weiss Köln (GER) vs UHC Hamburg (GER)

Wimbledon (ENG) vs AH&BC Amsterdam (NED)

Real Club de Polo (ESP) vs Club Egara (ESP)

WKS Grunwald Poznan (POL) vs KHC Leuven (BEL)

Racing Club de France (FRA) vs SV Kampong (NED)

KHC Dragons (BEL) vs Atlètic Terrassa (ESP)

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