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Date: 8/17/2012

The IHF Council decided at their last meeting on the fringes of the London Olympic Games that Hungary will be the host of the 2013 Men’s Youth World Championship.

The 2013 Men’s Youth World Championship will be staged from 7 to 18 August in the cities of Budaörs and Erd, situated close to the capital of Budapest. Erd (63,699 inhabitants) and Budaörs (28,200 inhabitants) are in the Budapest metropolitan area, in a 15 to 20 kilometre distance from the capital’s centre.

The matches will be played in the Budaörs City Sports Hall and the Erd City Sports Hall, and the playing system is supposed to be identical to the one of the 2011 Men’s Youth World Championship organized in Argentina:

Day 1-6: Preliminary round matches in 4 groups
Day 7     Rest day
Day 8     Quarter-finals and placement matches for 9th-20th places
Day 9     Semi-finals and placement matches 5th-20th places
Day 10   Rest day
Day 11   Final and matches for the 3rd, 5th, 7th places