Final tournament in July will start with two Preliminary Round groups each for the men's and the women's event
Groups for 2013 European Beach Handball Championship confirmed
The European Handball Federation has confirmed the distribution of teams for the Preliminary Round of the 2013 European Beach Handball Championship in Randers, Denmark, in July.
In the men's and in the women's event 13 teams each will compete for the European beach handball crown, with the final tournament starting with six teams in Group A and seven teams in Group B respectively.
For the men's final tournament defending champions Croatia, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey and Sweden have been seeded in Group A.
Russia, Spain, Norway, hosts Denmark, Poland, Switzerland and Italy have been seeded in Group B.
For the women's final tournament defending champions Croatia, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia have been seeded in Group A.
Hosts Denmark, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, and Sweden will play in Group B.
The match schedule for the Preliminary Round will be released at a later date.
The playing dates for the final tournament are 9 to 14 July.
The groups have also been confirmed for the younger age category tournament that will take place from 5 to 7 July 2013.
For the men's tournament Russia, Switzerland, Norway, Spain have been seeded in Group A. Turkey, Hungary, Serbia, Denmark will play in Group B.
In the women's event Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Spain will play in Group A; Turkey, Russia, Armenia and Denmark in Group B.
TEXT: EHF / ts
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