39 nations enter Women’s 17 EHF EURO and Championships - UPDATE
39 nations will send their best under-17 talent into competitive international action for the first time this summer in the Women’s 17 EHF EURO and EHF Championships.
A draw event on 10 February at 11:00 CET in the EHF Office will determine the distribution of groups for the 16-team EHF EURO in Montenegro, the 12-team EHF Championship in Georgia and 11-team EHF Championship in Lithuania.
Young elite take their first steps in handball hub Podgorica
The Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2021 will take place in Podgorica, Montenegro on 5-15 August, home of two-time EHF Champions League winners Buducnost, known for producing some of women’s handball’s biggest names.
With 16 teams participating – they are seeded as follows:
POT 1: Hungary, Sweden, France, Denmark
POT 2: Russia, Norway, Germany, Austria
POT 3: Montenegro, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia
POT 4: Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland
As the competition organiser, Montenegro (pot 3) has the right to choose their group after rows 4, 2 and 1 are drawn.
23 nations in the second-tier
The Women’s 17 EHF Championship 2021 will see 23 teams compete in the two parallel and equal value tournaments in Tbilisi, Georgia and Klaipeda, Lithuania on 7-15 August.
12 teams have been allocated to the event in Georgia and are seeded as follows:
POT 1: Netherlands & Serbia
POT 2: Ukraine & Italy
POT 3: Faroe Islands & Georgia
POT 4: Greece & Israel
POT 5: Bulgaria & Bosnia-Herzegovina
POT 6: Estonia & Luxembourg
11 teams have been allocated to the event in Lithuania and are seeded as follows:
POT 1: Spain & Iceland
POT 2: Poland & Lithuania
POT 3: Belarus & North Macedonia
POT 4: Turkey & Finland
POT 5: Latvia & Kosovo
POT 6: Great Britain