16.08.2012, 12:54
Throw-off in Montenegro

From 16 to 26 August, 20 teams from around the world will take to court in Montenegro for the IHF Women’s Youth World Championship


Throw-off in Montenegro

At 13.45 hrs today starts the IHF Women’s Youth World Championship in Montenegro with the matches between defending champion Sweden vs Croatia and Brazil vs Japan.

Over the next 10 days, 20 teams – 12 European teams – compete in Podgorica (Sportski Centar Moraca), home of the actual Women's EHF Champions League winner Buducnost, and in Bar (Sportski Centar Topolica).

Only five days after the hosting nation, Montenegro, won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in London, Montenegro welcomes the future stars of women’s handball.

The 20 teams are spread among 4 groups. The matches of group A and C will be staged in Podgorica, whereas group B and D play their Preliminary Round matches in Bar.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
HUN RUS DEN NOR
SWE ROU FRA BRA
NED MNE KOR ANG
CRO COD URU JPN
PAR KAZ CZE POR

After the Preliminary Round, the two best ranked teams of each group proceed to the knock-out stage. The semi-finals and the final will take place on the 25 and 26 August in Bar.

All the matches will be streamed live across the world on laola1.tv.

The full match schedule can be downloaded here.

A complete overview of the event can be accessed here.

Further information can be found on the official website.

TEXT: EHF


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