Tough tasks await the women’s national team at the European Championships

Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:55 PM

The women’s handball team, along with the defending champion and world champion Norway, as well as Croatia and Switzerland, have joined the group in the draw for the European Qualifying Championships.

Even before the draw in Ljubljana, it was certain that the Hungarians would be in Group A in the Slovenian capital, and would not meet the three hosts of the tournament, which will take place from 4 to 20 November, Slovenia, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro.

The team of Federal Captain Golovin Vladimir was in the second hat, the Norwegians from the first, the Croatians with bronze medals in the previous continental tournament from the third, and the Swiss newcomers to the big international tournament from the fourth. In the event of advancement, the semi-finals do not promise to be a walking gala either, with Denmark, Sweden and either Serbia or Slovenia coming from the parallel group.

We can spend the whole tournament in Ljubljana

It will be the 15th European Women’s Championship, but the last to be held with 16 teams. The Hungarian national team was there in the field every time, the best result was the gold medal of 2000, and the worst was the 12th place in 2016.

The Hungarian band will start playing in the group on November 4, 6 and 8. The first three will advance to the semi-finals, where the Hungarian national team will play with the first three places in Group B. This round is November 10-16. also held in Ljubljana. From there, the first two will advance to the semi-finals.

The winner will advance to the 2024 Paris Olympics, and two more teams from the European Championships will be eligible for the 2024 World Cup Qualifiers, depending on the outcome of the 2023 World Cup.

Group standings for the European Championship:

The group (Ljubljana): Norway, HUNGARY, Croatia, Switzerland
Group B (Celje): Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia, Serbia,
Group C (Skopje): France, the Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Romania
Group D (Podgorica): Poland, Montenegro, Germany, Spain

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