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Information about the 2019/2020 seasons other events

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Information about the 2019/2020 seasons other events
Ibolya Szekeres

MEN’S EHF Cup

  • The remaining group phase matches, as well as the quarter-finals, are cancelled.
  • In agreement with the organizers, Füchse Berlin, the MEN’S EHF Cup Finals scheduled for 29 and 30 August are cancelled. The tournament will not be carried out.

Women’s EHF Cup, Challenge Cup

  • The remaining matches in the Women’s EHF Cup as well as in the Men’s and Women’s Challenge Cup are cancelled.

Women’s EHF EURO 2020

  • The remaining four rounds of Women’s EHF EURO 2020 Qualifiers are cancelled.
  • Based on the ranking of the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 the following teams have reached the final tournament: France, Russia, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Hungary, Montenegro, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia.
  • Norway and Denmark are qualified as hosts.
  • The draw for the Women’s EHF EURO 2020 takes place on 18 June in Vienna.

Men’s World Championship 2021 Play-offs Europe

  • The remaining European play-offs en route to the Men’s World Championship 2021, part 1 as well as part 2, are cancelled.
  • Based on the final ranking of the Men’s EHF EURO 2020 the following teams are qualified for the World Championship in Egypt: Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Belarus, Iceland, Czech Republic, France.
  • Spain, Croatia,and Norway are already qualified as the three best-ranked teams at EHF EURO 2020; Denmark is qualified as defending champions.

Younger age category tournaments

In close coordination with the International Handball Federation and their approach to the Women’s 18 and Women’s 20 World Championships, the EHF will postpone this summer’s Younger Age Category events.

  • For the Men’s 20 EHF EURO in Austria / Italy and the EHF Championships in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Latvia staging the event in January 2021 prior/during the Men’s World Championship will be analyzed. A final decision is planned for the June meeting of the Executive Committee.
  • For the Men’s 18 EHF EURO in Slovenia and the EHF Championships in Bulgaria, North Macedonia,and Montenegro staging the event in January 2021 prior/during the Men’s World Championship will be analyzed. A final decision is planned for the June meeting of the Executive Committee.
  • In close cooperation with the organizers, the Women’s 16 European Open in Gothenburg, Sweden, scheduled for June/July 2020 has been canceled.

Beach Handball

  • The ebt Finals 2020 scheduled for June 2020 in Larnaka, Cyprus has been cancelled.
  • The qualification championships for the Beach Handball EURO 2021, scheduled for July 2020 in Georgia and Greece, have been cancelled.
  • The Men’s 16 and Women’s 16 Beach Handball EURO scheduled for July 2020 in Silvi Marina, Italy has been postponed. The new dates proposed are 24 to 27 September 2020 in Italy. A final decision, after coordination with the organizers and the participating federations, is planned for the June meeting of the EHF Executive Committee.

Men’s EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers / Olympic Qualification Tournaments

A central part of the discussions on the level of the Nations Board, Professional Handball Board and Women’s Handball Board during video conferences on 23 April, as well as during the EXEC meeting, was the harmonization of the European calendar with the men’s and women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be scheduled by the IHF for spring 2021.

The Executive Committee approved the draft proposal for the men’s matches. This proposal will not add an additional team week in order not to overload the existing competition schedule.
 

As a consequence, the six European teams playing the Olympic qualification (Germany, France, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden) will play their respective EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers, instead of during the week of the Olympic Qualification Tournaments, now in the period from 6 to 9 January 2021, an already existing national team week in the calendar.

The EHF will develop the details prior to the draw for the EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers which will take place on 16 June 2020.

For the women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments a national team week in spring is available.

Final decisions on the Olympic qualification are within the responsibility of the IHF and all respective information will be issued by the IHF after coordination with the IOC.

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Beach handball
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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