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Date: 5/28/2013

After organizing the 2010 Women’s Youth World Championship, the Dominican Republic will be hosting another major handball tournament. The Pan-American Women’s Championship will be taking place in the capital Santo Domingo from 1 to 8 June. The event is the qualification tournament for the Women’s World Championship to be staged in Serbia from 6 to 22 December 2013.

Four spots for Pan-America are at stake, as Brazil had been the best non-European side at the 2011 Women’s World Championship on home soil when they finished fifth.
And the Brazilians are not only the defending Pan-American champions but also the top favourites again. For the first time ever the current World Handball Player of the Year will compete in a Pan-American Championship given that Alexandra do Nascimento received this award for 2012.
The preliminary round will be played in two groups of five teams each. Brazil will face host Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States of America and Costa Rica in group A while 2011 finalists Argentina playing Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada and Paraguay in group B.
The first stage of the competition will be played from 1 to 5 June. The two best-ranked teams each qualify for the semi-finals, the teams ranked third and fourth will meet in the placement round for positions 5-8. The teams ranked fifth after the preliminaries will compete for positions 9-10 in a single game (all those matches will be played on 7 June).

The four semi-finalists will book their ticket to Serbia, and the winners of the semis will meet in the final on 8 June where the bronze final and the last two matches of the placement round will be played too.
The draw for the Women’s World Championship in Serbia will be held on 15 June in Belgrade. The European play-offs on 1/2 June and 8/9 June will be the last qualification event to allocate the final spots for the Serbia WCh.