Sweden, Norway take additional places at U21/U19 World Championships
There will be 12 European teams each participating in the Men's U21 and U19 World Championships this year, after it was confirmed that no team from Oceania would participate at the final tournaments.
Sweden will take up the place that was freed at the Men's U21 World Championship, while Norway will be the twelfth European team at the Men's U19 World Championship.
Initially, Sweden placed 2nd in Qualification Group 2 and Norway ranked twelfth at the Men's 18 EHF EURO 2016, meaning they had not qualified but were the first substitute should a place become available.
Following the confirmation of participation, the following European teams take part at the U21 and U19 World Championship this year. At both events 24 teams will participate in total.
Men's U21 World Championship: Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden
Men's U19 World Championship: France, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Spain, Iceland, Serbia, Sweden, Portugal, Russia, Norway
The Men's U21 World Championship takes place in Algeria from 17 to 30 July.
The Men's U19 World Championship takes place in Georgia from 7 to 20 August.
TEXT: EHF / ts