The IHF Council had an intensive agenda
during its today’s meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Several important topics were
discussed and corresponding decisions were made.
Referring to the Regulations for Transfer
between Federations, the IHF Council limited the number of possible loans of
each player to two per season.
The IHF Council also adopted amendments to
the Rules of the Game for Beach Handball.
Additionally, the Council of the
International Handball Federation discussed the situation of handball in
Oceania. There is currently no Continental Confederation in Oceania recognized
by the International Handball Federation. Hence, the IHF Council decided to
allocate the spot reserved for this continent to another National Federation on
the principle of a wild card.
The criterion taken into consideration when
awarding was the ranking on the previous World Championship. The Council
decided to award this place to the best-ranked team on the 2013 World
Championship in Spain that has not obtained the right to participate through
the continental qualifications, which is the national team of Germany. Germany
ranked 5th in Spain in 2013.
Furthermore, the Council discussed the
proposal from the Playing Rules and Referees Commission on creating a temporary
working group to study the possibility of changing the Rules of the Game to
follow the recent development of the sport and to make it more attractive to