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Date: 5/23/2014

Conducted by Leon Kalin, Chairman of the Commission of Organizing and Competition (COC) of the International Handball Federation, the Preliminary Round groups for the Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship in FYR Macedonia (20 July to 3 August) were drawn (on Friday 23 May) in Skopje, one of the three hosting cities of the World Championship.

Host FYR Macedonia will face Denmark, Romania, Uzebkistan, Germany and Argentina in group C in Strumica. 

The result of the draw event:
Group A (in Skopje): Sweden, Korea, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Tunisia, Netherlands
Group B (in Ohrid): Russia, Norway, Japan, Hungary, Paraguay, Congo
Group C (in Strumica): Denmark, Romania, FYR Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Germany, Argentina
Group D (in Ohrid): Portugal, Montenegro, Croatia, Angola, China, France

Those teams, which finish the Preliminary Round (20 to 26 July) groups on fifth and sixth position, will proceed to the President’s Cup in Skopje from 28 to 29 July. The Eighth-Finals with the best four teams of each group will take place in Ohrid and Strumica on 28 July. In this stage the winner of group A will face the fourth ranked of group B, and the second ranked of group C will compete with the third ranked of group D for example. This stage is followed by the Quarter-Finals in Ohrid (30 July) and the Placement Round 9-16 in Strumica (30, 31 July and 2 August). The losers of the Quarter-Finals compete in the Placement Round 5-8 (1 August) in Ohrid, while the semi-finalists face on 1 August in Ohrid, where the medal matches will take place on 3 August.