Youth Womens WCh 2014 starts in Macedonia

← Previous Story Wisla Plock signs Tioumentsev Next Story → Qatar Handball Center – Impressive basis for the future 24 teams, four venues in three cities and exactly 100 matches until the gold medallist is confirmed: On Sunday (20 July) the Women’s (U18) Youth World Championship will throw off in Macedonia.The cities of Skopje, Strumica and Ohrid will be hosting this event during the preliminary round with the city of Ohrid as the venue for the crucial matches from the quarter-finals on.24 teams from four continents have qualified for the World Championship, for which only host Macedonia had straight ticket.For the second time at Women´s Youth World Championship there will be a field of 24 participants. The premiere in Montenegro two years ago was tremendous so that the enlargement from 20 to 24 participants presents a great step for the emerging handball nations all over the world. To be part of a Women´s Youth World Championship will help to improve in the next steps of younger age categories to the senior national teams.The groups for the preliminary round:Group A in Skopje: Sweden, Brasil, Korea, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, NetherlandsGroup B in Ohrid: Russia, Hungary, Norway, Paraguay, Japan, DR CongoGroup C in Strumica: Denmark, Uzbekistan, Romania, Germany, Macedonia, ArgentinaGroup D in Ohrid: Portugal, Angola, Montenegro, China, Croatia, FranceThe each four best-ranked teams of each group qualify for the eighth-finals, the in total eight remaining teams play for the positions 17-24 in the President’s Cup. The quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the placement round 5-8 and the final and bronze final will be played in Ohrid.Find all information on the Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship read more