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Date: 3/23/2016
 

After the Women Junior PanAm Tournament and the European Qualification Tournaments, 12 further teams were determined to participate in the Women’s Junior World Championship in Russia, which will take place from 3 to 15 July 2016.

 

From 15 to 19 March 2016, six women’s junior teams competed in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil to claim the title of Pan America champions and clinch their berth for the 2016 Women’s Junior World Championship. Brazil, again, was the dominant team and defeated their opponents with ease. Only runners-up Argentina could challenge them but lost after a thrilling match by 25:27.

 

Results of the Pan American tournament:

 

1. BRA, 2. ARG, 3. CHI, 4. PAR, 5. URU, 6.CAN

 

Therefore, according to the IHF regulations, Brazil, Argentina and Chile are qualified for the 2016 Women’s Junior World Championship in Russia.

 

The European Qualifications Tournaments for Russia 2016 took place from 18 to 20 March. The six groups of four teams each in addition to one group of three played in CRO, CZE, ISL, SRB, FRA, POL and MNE and the first-ranked of each group qualified for the Women’s Junior World Championship in July.

 

According to the ranking, the following teams qualified via qualification tournaments:

 

HUN, GER, CRO, MNE, ESP, FRA, NED and AUT as substitute nation, replacing the representative of Oceania

 

Besides the above-mentioned, the following teams are directly qualified:

 

ROU: 1st of the 2014 Women’s Youth World Championship in MKD

DEN: 1st of the 2015 Women’s 19 European Championship in ESP

RUS: Organisers and 2nd of the 2015 Women’s 19 European Championship in ESP

SWE: 3rd of the 2015 Women’s 19 European Championship in ESP

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