European Handball Championship 2024 is beginning in three hundred and sixty five days in Germany. DHB not solely have nice recreation plans – and want to start the home match with a bang.
View of the EM opening recreation – in handball: the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf.
From January 10 to January 28, 2024, the European Handball Championships will happen in Germany. It marks the start of a novel sporting year, which will additionally embrace the European Football Championships in Germany (14 June to 14 July). In handball, it’s the first version of the European Championships to be performed in solely one nation with 24 groups. It can be the primary ever males’s European Championship in Germany.
DHB want to use January 10, 2024 to start the European Championship with as massive a bang as potential. It needs to be nothing in need of a world document try by the 2016 European champion on his house match debut. An opening recreation is deliberate in entrance of fifty,000 followers on the Düsseldorf stadium, the Merkur Spiel-Arena.
As host nation, Germany has already certified for the match and is due to this fact not required to take part in European Championship qualification. Instead, the staff of federal coach Alfred Gislasson will compete within the EHF Euro Cup with the opposite three nationwide groups that have already got an EM ticket for Germany. In different phrases, defending champions Sweden in addition to Spain (runner-up in 2022 European Championship) and Denmark (third place in 2022 European Championship).
Despite captain Johannes Golla’s twelve objectives, Germany misplaced its first recreation 33:37 towards Sweden final October, adopted two days later by the narrowest potential defeat in Spain (31:32). In March 2023, two matches with reigning world champions Denmark will precede second legs towards Sweden and Spain.
Four groups have already certified, with 32 different nations combating for the remaining 20 match locations. The 24 individuals will be recognized by April 2023 on the newest. The draw for particular person match teams will happen in May 2023.
DHB staff in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Cologne
After a record-breaking opening recreation in Dusseldorf, the DHB choice will play the remaining preliminary rounds in Berlin earlier than it strikes to Cologne with qualifying video games for the principle and remaining rounds.
The Swedes are already seeded for the preliminary spherical at The Dane in Mannheim, Munich. If certified, Croatia will additionally play in Mannheim and Iceland in Munich. The second essential spherical venue subsequent to Cologne is Hamburg.
Six EM areas at a look:
DusseldorfMerkur Spiel-Arena (capability: 50,000) – opening day
MannheimSAP Arena (capability: 13,200) – preliminary spherical
MunichOlympic Hall (capability: 12,000) – preliminary spherical
berlinMercedes-Benz Arena (capability: 14,800) – preliminary spherical with German participation
HamburgBarclays Arena (Capacity: 13,300) – Main Round
PerfumeLANXESS Arena (capability: 19,750) – Main and Final rounds