10 Sep. 2020
In June, the South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC) notified the IHF that it was unable to organise the qualification events for the 2020 Women’s Youth and Junior World Championships in Croatia and Romania, respectively, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further to the proposal of SCAHC, which has been confirmed by the SCAHC Congress on 11 August 2020, the IHF Council considered the matter a case of force majeure and decided to nominate the participating teams from the SCAHC for the 2020 Women’s Youth and Junior World Championships based on the qualification for the last Women’s Youth and Junior World Championships in 2018.
Therefore, the three teams that are qualified from the SCAHC are as follows:
2020 Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship
2020 Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship
About the events
The 2020 Women’s Youth World Championship, originally scheduled from 18 to 30 August in PR of China, and later rescheduled to 29 September to 11 October in Croatia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been further postponed, with the exact date yet to be determined.
The 2020 Women’s Junior World Championship, originally scheduled from 1 to 13 July, has been rescheduled to 1 to 13 December, in Romania. Click here for more information about the competition.