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WC 2011: European battles are done – Three more places for Sweden!

Over the last weekend the second leg games of the 2011 Men’s World Championship Qualification Play-off Europe were played. In the nine partly very close matches it was decided which teams finally made it to Sweden. Still three places are free for WC tickets (Pan America).

Spain vs Portugal  33:25 (15:11)
1st leg: Portugal vs Spain  26:27 (14:14)
Aggregate:  60:51 to Spain

Czech Republic vs Serbia  25:22 (10:11)
1st leg: Serbia vs Czech Republic  27:23 (16:9)
Aggregate:  49:48 to Serbia

Russia vs Romania  32:37 (13:16)
1st leg: Romania vs Russia  28:32 (10:12)
Aggregate:  65:64 to Romania

Netherlands vs Austria  34:38 (17:14)
1st leg: Austria vs Netherlands  31:15 (15:10)
Aggregate:  59:49 to Austria

Switzerland vs Denmark  29:34 (10:15)
1st leg: Denmark vs Switzerland  32:27 (17:11)
Aggregate:  66:56 to Denmark

Ukraine vs Slovakia  21:30 (12:14)
1st leg: Slovakia vs Ukraine  25:30 (16:16)
Aggregate:  55:51 to Slovakia

Lithuania vs Norway  21:24 (9:10)
1st leg: Norway vs Lithuania  27:19 (13:19)
Aggregate:  51:40 to Norway

Hungary vs Slovenia  28:25 (13:14)
1st leg: Slovenia vs Hungary  27:25 (12:12)
Aggregate:  53:52 to Hungary

Greece vs Germany  20:27 (10:10)
1st leg: Germany vs Greece  25:20 (14:9)
Aggregate:  52:40 to Germany

Already qualified nations

1. France (title holder)
2. Sweden (host nation)
3. Algeria
4. Australia
5. Austria
6. Bahrain
7. Croatia
8. Denmark
9. Egypt
10. Germany
11. Hungary
12. Iceland
13. Japan
14. Norway
15. Poland
16. Romania
17. Serbia
18. Slovakia
19. South Korea
20. Spain
21. Tunisia

Pan-American Qualification

The remaining 3 tickets are reserved for the Pan-American continent. Between 22 – 26 June 2010 eight nations will meet at the Elite Pan-American Championship, with the three medallists qualifying as Pan American representatives. The tournament includes the following Preliminary Round Groups:

Group A: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Canada

Group B: Brasil, Cuba, Greenland, Dominican Republic

Final Tournament Info

The Final Tournament Draw will be held in the Scandinavium in Gothenburg on 9 July 2010. Four Preliminary Round Groups with six teams each will be drawn.

This 2011 Men’s World Handball Championships will take place in Sweden between 13 – 30 January. The eight playing venues are Malmö (final venue), Lund, Kristianstad, Göteborg, Skövde, Jönköping, Linköping and Norrköping. Tickets are on sale already.

Find all details on www.handball2011.com

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