European Handball Federation announced a list of nations who are ready to organize the best handball product – EHF EURO events in 2018 and 2020.
The overview of all bidding nations reads as follows:
Men’s EHF EURO 2018: Croatia, Norway, Sweden
Women’s EHF EURO 2018: France, Norway, Ukraine
Men’s EHF EURO 2020: Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Women’s EHF EURO 2020: Norway
EHF PRESIDENT JEAN BRIHAULT: “ALL THE NATIONS WITH STRONG HANDBALL BACKGROUND”
“We are delighted by the amount of expressions of interest we received from our member federations,” said EHF President Jean Brihault.
“All nations that are showing an interest have a strong handball background. They have huge experience in hosting major sporting events and I am confident all of them would be the perfect hosts for the EHF’s flagship national team event.”
Expressing an interest was the first step in the bidding process. Formal applications have to be handed to the EHF by 10 December 2013. The EHF Executive Committee will then confirm all applicants at its meeting on 13/14 December 2013.
A final decision on the hosts will be made by the Ordinary EHF Congress set to take place in Dublin, Ireland on 19/20 September 2014.