All eyes on summer championships for Europe's top youth teams
34 nations have entered this summer’s Women’s 19 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 Slovenia, the 10-team EHF Championship in North Macedonia and eight-team EHF Championship in Italy.
Celje calling again
The Women’s 19 EHF EURO 2021 will take place in Celje, Slovenia on 8-18 July. Celje has established itself as a hub for younger age category events in recent years, having hosted the same event in 2017, the M20 EHF EURO in 2018 and the W17 EHF EURO in 2019, which featured many of the players who will star at under-19 level this summer.
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, Slovenia (pot 3) has the right to choose their group after rows 4, 2 and 1 are drawn.
18 teams nations in the second-tier
The Women’s 19 EHF Championship 2021 will see 23 teams compete in the two parallel and equal value tournaments in Skopje, North Macedonia and Chieti/Pescara, Italy on 8-15 July.
10 teams have been allocated to the event in North Macedonia and are seeded as follows:
POT 1: Netherlands & Iceland
POT 2: Poland & Faroe Islands
POT 3: Belarus & North Macedonia
POT 4: Finland & Kosovo
POT 5: Bosnia-Herzegovina & Great Britain
Organisers North Macedonia has the right to choose their group after the other rows are drawn.
Eight teams have been allocated to the event in Italy and are seeded as follows:
POT 1: Spain & Serbia
POT 2: Lithuania & Italy
POT 3: Georgia & Turkey
POT 4: Israel & Bulgaria
Organisers Italy has the right to choose their group after the other rows are drawn.