We inform all fans that all sectors are opened for the Saturday finals. Due to the high interest of handball-fans, the on-site ticket-sale is strongly depends on the online selling, the event could be sold out for Saturday. We advise to buy your ticket online on time for Saturday.
On Thursday, in the 3rd round of the preliminary rounds, France opened with a victory against Sweden, while Germany beat Spain in Group D. Russia and Korea won in Group B. The Netherlands beat Romania in an exciting game. Portugal won against Brazil with a goal at the moments of the final buzzle and it could mean a qualification for the eight-finals for the European team.
On July 4, the 2018 IHF Women’s Junior World Championship Competition Management received the official notice that the Ivory Coast team will not be able to travel to Hungary for the event and will therefore not participate. This information came following the delayed travel of the team, after which the Group A schedule was adjusted in the hope of avoiding the cancellation of other matches.
In Group B round 2 opened with China against Republic of Korea, the two top-ranked teams at the 2017 Asian Women’s Junior Championship, Russia got their second victory in the world championship in Hungary, Iceland met with Slovenia on the 2nd day of the tournament. Group D opened on Tuesday with Croatia’s one-goal-win against Germany, then France beat Egypt with 19 goals, and Iceland collected the points from Slovenia.
Based on the fact that the team of Ivory Coast has not yet arrived in Debrecen, but that the team might arrive by the 4. July, the Competition Management of the 2018 Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship has decided to change tomorrow’s match schedule in Group A as follows:
Debrecen welcomed the 21st IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship today with all six teams in Group C opening their campaigns in Debrecen. Group B opens with a decisive victory for the Russian, Montenegro became the second team in the group to earn a victory when they defeated Portugal and Group D opens with the Croatian team’s victory.
The Competition Management of the 2018 IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship have made the decision to cancel the Round 1 Group A match Norway vs Ivory Coast, because the Ivory Coast will not arrive on time for its first match
1st July, it’s the start of the XXI U20 Women’s Handball World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary, with a grand opening ceremony (16:00 hrs), star performer 2CELLOS and the match between Hungary and Brazil (18:00 hrs).
Slovenia finished on top of Group 6 in the European qualification tournament for the 2018 IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship. They defeated Faroe Islands 28:24 and then went on to beat Turkey 29:27. Their top scorer was 19-year-old centre back Anika Strnad with 13 goals.
Though the current Junior Netherlands generation did not qualify for the 2016 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship, they are an interesting team to watch out for at the 2018 Junior (U20) World Championship in Hungary.
He can be hopeful that Hungary 2018 will prove more fruitful though as two of the players named in his provisional squad of 28 were All-star Team members at the 2016 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship held in Slovakia.
They are two-time Olympic, three-time world and seven-time European champions in the open-age category, but Norway’s Junior and Youth women’s teams have never been able to replicate the success of their older compatriots.
As the reigning European champions in this age category, France travel to the 2018 IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship as one of the favourites to take the title – but they will face a tough test from the outset.
From 21-25 March, Paraguay took part in the Women’s Junior Pan American Championship in Goiana, Brazil. They booked their 2018 IHF World Championship tickets in the last match of the competition, as they defeated a strong Chile side 28:25.
Russia and its predecessor, the Soviet Union, are the undisputed powerhouses at the IHF Women’s Junior World Championship. After taking silver at the maiden event in 1977, the Soviet Union won every title at the bi-annual tournament from 1979 to 1991.
Hungary 2018 will be the fourth IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship for Portugal. Even though it was not easy for them to book their tickets, the team have shown an evolution since the Women’s U19 EURO — where they placed 14th.
A pair of victories back in March against Greece (28:14) and Switzerland (26:17) on home soil at the Verde Complex in Podgorica was enough for Tatjana Jeraminok’s team to book their tickets for Debrecen.
Home advantage proved to be the case back in March as Iceland qualified for just their third-ever IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship with two straightforward wins, against FYR Macedonia (30:25) and Lithuania (32:18).
“Without a doubt, I can say that the motivation that this achievement has brought to the team is just incredible,” said former Chile coach Miguel Angel Interllige in 2016 when asked about the effect of the first-ever IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship qualification of their national team.
Despite missing just one of the IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championships since becoming a member of the International Handball Federation in 1980, PR of China have only finished outside of the top ten teams this millennium.
Hungary are not only the hosts of the 2018 IHF Women’s Junior World Championship, they are also a powerful team which came in 4th at last year’s U19 European Championship and count on players who already have EHF Champions League experience.
Heroes’ Square had a key role on 11 May: After the great success of 2017, the Hungarian Handball Federation organized this year's Hungarian Handball Day in the heart of Budapest, the closing event of the day was the junior FINAL4.
The International Handball Federation published the seeding of the XXI. IHF Women’s Handball World Championship. The 24 participant teams has been divided into six pots. One team per each pot will take part in Group A., B, C and D. The draw of the tournament takes place in Basel, Switzerland on 26. April at 13:00 hrs.
The European qualifiers of the Women’s U20 IHF World Championship were organised between 23-25 March. Hungary (organiser), Russia (U18 IHF World Championship 2016 gold medallist), France (U19 EHF Euro 2017 gold medallist) and Denmark (U19 EHF Euro 2017 bronze medallist) are already qualified for the event. During the qualifiers, 10 more team can also start the preparation for the World Championship, while the matches of qualification group 5 will be played later.