17 Aug. 2018
Ubon Ratchathani Province in Thailand will host the Continental Phase of the IHF Trophy Asia from 5 to 9 November 2018.
The following teams have qualified through the different zone tournaments that took place over the past few months all over the continent:
Youth: Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei
Junior: Thailand, India, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei
IHF Trophy tournaments
The IHF Trophy has been reconfigured for 2018 onwards and now includes two age categories - Junior (born on or after January 1, 1998) and Youth (born on or after January 1, 2000). The best teams of the zone competitions from both categories advanced to the Continental Phase and now fight for a chance to participate in the Intercontinental Phase, with the winners of the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Junior Championships earning an automatic spot at the 2019 IHF Men’s Junior (U21) World Championships in Spain.
In 2019, the IHF Trophy will be for junior and youth women with the same format and qualification potential for the following years’ IHF Junior World Championships (2020).
The IHF Trophy will then continue to alternate between men’s and women’s competitions each year.