NEWS REPORT: 15 teams are vying for a place in the play-offs when the qualification to the Women's World Championship 2017 in Germany throws off in October
Qualification groups for Women's World Championship 2017 drawn
15 have embarked on the road to the Women's World Championship 2017 in Germany when the draw for the first qualication phase took place in Vienna on Friday.
They were drawn to three groups of four teams each and to one group of three teams.
The first two teams from Groups 1 to 3 and the top ranked team from Group 4 qualify for the play-offs which will be played in June next year.
Qualification matches are being played in a home and away system, however the member federations of the teams in any group may decide to play their matches in a tournament in one venue.
The playing dates for this qualification phase are 5 to 9 October 2016, 23 to 27 November 2016 and 30 November to 4 December 2016.
TEXT: EHF / ts
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