IHF declares the new dates of the world qualifiers for 2021 Tokyo Olympics

By: Reem Sameh

The International Handball Federation declared postponing the world qualifiers, for Tokyo Olympics for men and women competitions, to the next year.

The international federation published a statement on its official website, in which the federation issued that they closely watch the spread of the Coronavirus and its impacts on handball activity that has stopped as a result of this virus, and because it was difficult to complete the competitions for the safety of the players and all those involved in these activities.

Accordingly, the International Handball Federation, headed by Dr. Hassan Mustafa, announced the amendment of the dates of many international competitions, the most prominent of which are:

The world qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics for men’s competitions that was scheduled to be held from 17 to 19 April 2020, to be held from 12th to 14th of March, 2021. and these qualifiers will be held in Norway, France and Germany.

In these qualifiers, Tunisia and Algeria will participate as representative of the African continent. Carthage's eagles are in the second group, which includes France, Croatia, and Portugal, while the desert wars are in the third group with Germany, Sweden and Slovenia, while the first group includes Norway, Brazil, Chile and South Korea.

Two teams from each group will be qualified, to complete the number of participants in the handball competitions at the 12th Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Six teams have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics: Denmark, Egypt, Bahrain, Argentina, Spain, and Japan.