2022 European Men's Handball Championship qualification

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This article describes the qualification for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship.

Qualification system[edit]

Teams will compete for 20 places at the final tournament in two distinct Qualification Phases and one Relegation round. In each phase, the teams will be divided into several pots according to their positions in the EHF National Team Ranking.

Qualification Phase 1[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The draw for the qualification round 1 was held on 28 September 2018 in Vienna, Austria.[1] This qualification will be played in a tournament format, with the teams able to choose whether they wanted to play on 4 to 6 January or 11 to 13 January 2019.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Cyprus
 Luxembourg
 Great Britain
 Georgia
 Azerbaijan
 Ireland
 Bulgaria
 Malta

Groups[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Luxembourg (H) 3 3 0 0 100 54 +46 6 Relegation round
2  Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 76 84 −8 4
3  Great Britain 3 1 0 2 71 79 −8 2
4  Ireland 3 0 0 3 72 102 −30 0
Source: Eurohandball
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
11 January 2019
17:00
Great Britain  20–24  Bulgaria Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 250
Referees: Fremstad, Pedersen (NOR)
Da Silva, Negrete 6 (7–10) Balchev 5
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11 January 2019
20:00
Luxembourg  35–18  Ireland Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 550
Referees: Ivanović, Vujisić (MNE)
four players 4 (14–7) J. Grace 7
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12 January 2019
15:00
Ireland  26–32  Great Britain Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 200
Referees: Fremstad, Pedersen (NOR)
Meyer 9 (14–17) Da Silva, Negrete 7
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12 January 2019
18:00
Bulgaria  17–36  Luxembourg Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 1,150
Referees: Ivanović, Vujisić (MNE)
Balchev 6 (8–15) Wirtz 11
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13 January 2019
14:00
Ireland  28–35  Bulgaria Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 200
Referees: Fremstad, Pedersen (NOR)
J. Grace 10 (13–17) Dzhempereiev 9
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13 January 2019
17:00
Luxembourg  29–19  Great Britain Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Referees: Ivanović, Vujisić (MNE)
three players 5 (15–6) Edgar 7
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Cyprus 3 3 0 0 88 61 +27 6 Relegation round
2  Georgia 3 2 0 1 102 71 +31 4
3  Azerbaijan 3 1 0 2 69 79 −10 2
4  Malta (H) 3 0 0 3 65 113 −48 0
Source: Eurohandball
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
11 January 2019
17:00
Cyprus  25–17  Azerbaijan Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 80
Referees: Bozhinovski, Nachevski (MKD)
Argyrou 7 (13–10) Askerov, Nazaraliyev 3
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11 January 2019
19:30
Georgia  48–21  Malta Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 350
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Tskhovrebadze 11 (29–9) Di Pilato 5
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12 January 2019
16:00
Azerbaijan  25–30  Georgia Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 100
Referees: Bozhinovski, Nachevski (MKD)
Aydamirov 9 (15–16) Chanturia, Tskhovrebadze 6
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12 January 2019
18:30
Malta  20–38  Cyprus Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 400
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Mifsud 7 (7–17) Ioannou 7
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13 January 2019
15:00
Cyprus  25–24  Georgia Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 150
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Argyrou 9 (14–12) Tskhovrebadze 11
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13 January 2019
17:30
Azerbaijan  27–24  Malta Cottonera Sports Complex, Cospicua
Attendance: 450
Referees: Bozhinovski, Nachevski (MKD)
Aydamirov 9 (16–11) Di Pilato 6
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Relegation round[edit]

The winners of each group will qualify for the EHF EURO Qualifiers ‘relegation round’, along with the three lowest ranked teams among the fourth ranked teams in the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship qualification and the winning team of the Emerging Nations Championship. The draw for EHF EURO 2022 Relegation Round took place at the EHF Office on 23 July 2019.[2]

Overview[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Georgia   Finland
Luxembourg   Estonia
Belgium   Cyprus

Matches[edit]

Georgia  v  Finland
Report
Finland  v  Georgia
Report

16 January 2020
19:30
Luxembourg  v  Estonia Centre National Sportif d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Report
19 January 2020
13:45
Estonia  v  Luxembourg Mesikäpa Hall, Pölva
Report

15 January 2020
20:10
Belgium  v  Cyprus Sporthal Alverberg, Hasselt
Report
19 January 2020 Cyprus  v  Belgium
Report

IHF Emerging Nations Championship[edit]

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Georgia
Silver medal icon.svg  Cuba
Bronze medal icon.svg  Bulgaria
4  Great Britain
5  United States
6  China
7  Nigeria
8  Colombia
9  India
10  Azerbaijan
11  Ireland
12  Malta

Qualification Phase 2[edit]

Pre-qualified teams will join the qualified teams from previous rounds. Those teams will be split into eight groups, with the winners and runner-ups qualify for the final tournament, as well as the four-best third placed teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phase 1 qualifiers for Men's EHF EURO 2022 drawn in Vienna". eurohandball.com. 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "15 nations discover EHF EURO and World championship qualification fate". eurohandball.com. 23 July 2019.

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