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World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt 2021

For all the lovers of handball sports, we got you great news. The International Handball Federation decided to announce in July 2020 for the World Men’s Handball Championship of 2021 to be held on 5 September 2021 in Egypt. During this blog, you will get to know more about the coming big event “World Men’s Handball Championship” and to know more about sports in Egypt

International sports competitions hosted by Egypt throughout history

Egypt is one of the big countries that care for sports championships either it is international or national. Egypt hosted so many International sports competitions throughout history:

  • 1939 World Table Tennis Championships
  • 1985 Men’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 1985 Men’s World Team Squash Championships
  • 1995 Men’s World Team Squash Championships
  • 1999 Men’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 1999 Men’s World Team Squash Championships
  • 1999 World Men’s Handball Championship
  • 2005 World Judo Championships
  • 2005 Men’s Hockey Champions Challenge
  • 2006 Men’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 2006 World Junior Table Tennis Championships
  • 2007 African Modern Pentathlon Championship
  • 2008 Women’s World Team Squash Championships
  • 2010 Women’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 2014 Women’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 2016 African Wrestling Championships
  • 2016 Men’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 2016 Women’s World Open Squash Championship
  • 2017 Hockey Africa Cup of Nations
  • 2017 World Modern Pentathlon Championships
  • 2018 African Women’s Handball Cup Winners’ Cup
  • 2019 Arab Athletics Championships
  • 2019 Women’s African Volleyball Championship
  • 2019–20 PSA Women’s World Squash Championship
  • 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship

The competition Venues in Egypt

For the next year 2021, Egypt will host the World Men’s Handball Championship in four different Venues, Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, and the New Capital. 

  • The Handball Hall at Borg Al Arab in Alexandria has a capacity of 5000 spectators
  • Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls in Cairo can hold about 17000 spectators
  • Handball Hall 6th of October in Giza has the capacity for 5,200 spectators
  • Finally, the Handball Hall at New Capital can hold about  7,500 spectators

The competition Details

The competition consists of 32 teams, they will split into eight groups of four teams to have two groups in each venue. 

The 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four teams. Each venue hosts two groups of the preliminary round, which is played from 13 to 19 January. 

There will be 3 top teams that will move on from the respective preliminary round to the main round which will be held on 20 to 25 January, while the other teams that ranked them last in the preliminary round will play in the President’s Cup. Then they will split the other 24 teams into four groups of six teams each. 

The knock-out stage starts with the quarter-finals on 27 January and will get plated by the top two teams of the main round, then the competition will continue till the semi-finals on 29 January. The finals will get played on the 31st of January when we will finally know who will take third place and who will be on the top and take the gold medal.

The champion countries in the past 20 years

In each championship, there was only one country that took the gold medal and won the whole competition. In the past 20 years, France was the champion for about 5 times in the years of 2001, 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2017 all in different host countries.

We can find also special participation for Spain as they won the gold medal 2 times in the past 20 years in 2013 and 2005.

There are also different countries that won the gold medal through the past 20 years like Denmark which was the champion in 2019 that was held in Denmark and Germany.

In 2007 Germany was the champion for this year in the World Men’s Handball Championship that was held in Germany

Croatia Also had the chance in 2003 to win the competition and got the gold medal in Portugal

And the first country in the past 20 years to win the gold medal was Sweden which participated in 1999 in the World Men’s Handball Championship that was held in Egypt.

The Egyptian Handball Team 

The Egyptian handball team has its own unique participation at the competition of the World Men’s Handball Championship each year. But they had a very special participation in 1999 when they won the 6th during Egypt’s host for the competition, and in 2001 they got a bigger achievement when they won the 4th in France. 

Egypt is always a unique country that will guarantee us a very unique competition in 2021. Sports is one of the main strong features in Egypt where you will find a variety of sports and competitions. Get ready for the coming event of the World Men’s Handball Championship in a big ceremony only in Egypt.

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