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Barcelona will host Men’s WC 2013 Final

Barcelona, October 14th. – The Barcelona City Council, the Spanish Handball Federation and the Catalan Handball Federation have announced that Palau Sant Jordi will host the final matches of the World Championship in Spain 2013. The 23rd World Men’s Handball Championship will be held in Spain between the 18th and 27th of January 2013.

The Olympic multidisciplinary installations of  Palau Sant Jordi (with a capacity of up to 16.500 people) will host 3 matches in the qualifying stage, 4 matches in the round of 16, 2 matches in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, final and third-place play-off.

The choice of the Palau Sant Jordi was made possible after the City Council of Barcelona proposed the city to host the World Championship. The City Council has announced that in addition to host the games, a program to promote women’s and child handball will be organized in schools together with the Catalan and Spanish Federations.

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