Beach handball

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Goal shot in a beach handball game

Beach handball (sometimes called Sandball) is a team sport where two teams pass and bounce a ball, trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. The game is similar to team handball, but is not played in a sports hall but on sand instead. Matches are played in two or three sets, depending on when a team wins their second set of the game. If the goalkeeper scores a goal this counts as 2 points, compared to a goal scored by an outfield player which counts as 1 point. The sport is not to be confused with volleyball.

Brazil is currently ranked the number 1 country in the world, and is the winner of the world championship in both men's and women's divisions at the 2014 Beach Handball World Championships.


  1. Croatia 2011 European Men's and Women's Beach Handball Champions

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