Beach handball

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Goal shot in a beach handball game

Beach handball 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 it is played on sand instead of in a sports hall. 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 two points, compared to a normal goal scored by an outfield player which counts as 1 point. Creative or spectacular goals are awarded with two points, as well as inflights and 6 meter throws.

The official rules of Beach Handball is internationally made in 2002. The first European Championships was played in the year 2000.

As of September 2014, Brazil is 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]

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

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