NEWS: Starting the last week of October 2018, the three host nations of EHF EURO 2020, Sweden, Austria and Norway, together with 2018 champions Spain will play the first matches of the newly introduced EHF EURO Cup
Sweden, Austria, Norway and Spain play premiere EHF EURO Cup
The European Handball Federation is setting a new milestone on the road to the Men's EHF EURO 2020, which will be the biggest to date in the championship's history with 24 teams competing for the title.
While Sweden, Austria, Norway and Spain already know that they will be facing each other, the 32 teams participating in the EHF EURO 2020 Qualifiers are eagerly awaiting to get to know their opponents.
The top-two teams of each group as well as the four best third-ranked teams will qualify for Men's EHF EURO 2020 and join Sweden, Austria, Norway and Spain.
"The EHF EURO Cup offers us the best possible preparation for the European Championship. Playing against three of the best nations in the world is an enormous sporting challenge that will take us forward in a playful way. As we are directly qualified, it is an additional benefit that we have only top-class opponents in the preparation. We are pleased to be present at the premiere of this competition."
“It is with great pleasure that we are one of three organisers for EHF EURO 2020 and therefore also one of the first participants in the new EHF EURO Cup. Organising the final tournament means a lot to us and we will use, of course, the EHF EURO and also already the EHF EURO Cup matches to develop new grassroots activities, establish a new generation volunteers and build the platform for new commercial possibilities.”
About Men's EHF EURO 2020
The Men’s EHF EURO 2020 will be played from 10 to 26 January 2020. It is the first to be played with 24 teams and the first to be hosted by three nations. Sweden will organise two preliminary and one main round group plus the final weekend. Venues chosen are Gothenburg’s Scandinavium, the Malmö Arena and the Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm (final weekend only), a 20,000+ capacity stadium. Austria will host two preliminary round groups and one main round group in the Wiener Stadthalle and the Stadthalle Graz. The 'New Nidarohallen' in Trondheim, which is currently under construction and will seat 8,000 people, is the venue for the two preliminary round groups played in Norway.
TEXT: EHF / ts
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