Pots for the Women’s World Championship 2019 play-offs

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Pots for the Women’s World Championship 2019 play-offs
Ibolya Szekeres

DRAW PREVIEW: The draw for the deciding qualification matches for next year’s World Championship in Japan will take place Saturday on the sidelines of the EHF EURO 2018

The draw for the play-offs of the European qualification will be conducted on Saturday 15 December at 16:30 CET at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on the sidelines of the EHF EURO. The draw will be streamed live at EHF EURO 2018 home page.

The following teams have qualified for the play-off through the EHF EURO:

Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia and Sweden, and Austria as the second-best third-ranked team from the EHF EURO 2018 Qualifiers.

Five teams have made their way into the play-offs trough Qualification Phase 1: Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Slovakia and Switzerland as group winners, as well as Iceland as the best second-ranked team.

The pots for the Women’s World Championship 2019 Play-off Draw:

Denmark, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Norway, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Switzerland, Slovakia

Each team from pot 1 will be drawn against a team from pot 2, with the teams drawn first having homecourt –  right in the first leg. The matches will be played between 31 May and 2 June (first leg) and between 4 and 6 June (second leg) respectively.

The nine winners join the four already qualified teams from Europe at the World Championship 2019 in Japan.

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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