HANDBALL

Egypt hosts World Handball Championships 2021

BY CHRIS DINSDALE

January 13, 2021 – January 31, 2021 – The biennial IHF World Men’s Handball Championship is hosted by Egypt. The tournament will be only the third championship to take place in Africa, after Egypt (1999) and Tunisia (2005).

The 27th Men’s World Handball Championship takes place, with 108 matches at four venues over three weeks. Cairo, New Administrative Captital (NAC), Borg El Arab and 6th of October City will all host matches throughout the tournament.

Reigning champions Denmark are aiming to defend their title, after defeating Norway in the 2019 final. European champions Spain are looking to clinch their first title since 2013, while perennial favourites France are targeting a fifth title in seven championships.

The Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex will host the final on January 31.

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