01 Oct. 2020
Following a comprehensive analysis of ongoing travel restrictions and safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a survey of the qualified teams about their likelihood and willingness to participate, the IHF has decided to postpone the 2020 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship in Croatia and the 2020 IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship in Romania to 2021. The decision was made yesterday (30 September) by the IHF Council.
The IHF will coordinate the new event dates with the host federations and respective governments, as well as with other stakeholders involved.
Players who would have been eligible to participate in the above-mentioned events originally scheduled for 2020 remain eligible to play in the postponed events in 2021.
The IHF would like to thank the Organising Committees as well as the participating National Federations for their cooperation during these uncertain times.