It’s not only the teams that have been reduced before the semifinals and finals in Accor Hotels Arena, Paris. Number of referees has also been reduced from sixteen pairs down to six remaing best pairs, according to IHF.
Remaining six referee pairs:
Martin Gjeding and Mads Hansen (DEN)
Lars Geipel and Marcus Helbig (GER)
Jiri Novotny and Vaclav Horacek (CZE)
Oscar Raluy and Angel Sabroso (ESP)
Gjorgji Nachevski and Slave Nikolov (MKD)
Arthur Brunner and Morad Salah (SUI)