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IHF president Hassan Moustafa confirms: We think about 32 teams at World Championships

The International Handball Federation president Dr. Hassan Moustafa confirmed intention that World Championships grow up from 24 to 32 national teams in the future. Moustafa visited Romania, where he was a guest of Romanian Handball Federation. He expressed his 

  • Handball in Romania has been and is in the top, always producing top players, coaches and good referees. We want to help, develop and promote handball in Romania. We work together to make a success of the World Youth Championship in 2020. We are trying to make a major event, let everyone know about it, talk to television, newspapers, schools, everywhere. Within a few years, a final tournament for seniors can be organized in Romania, but this requires more things at the level of infrastructure and facilities: first of all a large room of 15,000 seats, especially since we think of making a world with 32 teams, not 24 as it is now. If all the requirements are met, a final tour of seniors could be organized in Romania. I am happy the good results of the Romanian clubs in the European competitions last season. To make a parallel, clubs are the cuisine of sports, and if you have a good kitchen, you eat well and that’s very important. If you have strong clubs, the value of national teams increases “ , said Hassan Moustafa, president of IHF, writes handballvolei.ro.

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