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A year for EM: they Have already dummet?

It is only about a week ago, that Denmark won the world championship in handball, but already 9. January next year, played EM, who settled in both Norway, Austria and Sweden.

Already now wonder you in Sweden, if you have dummet themselves by placing themselves in half with WORLD cup finalists Denmark and Norway.

For the european championships, and each host nation to determine what city and the group you play in, as well as place a nation in a different place, and thus one can determine who one will not be crossed with in mellemrunden.

And with the three host countries, who can select a further three countries, as is already six of the 24 countries put firmly in the draw for June.

- It has become too unfair. It is time to remove some of these advantages, even though Denmark had won the WORLD championship gold yet, writes Swedish following the split Johan Flinck in a column as nedtakt after the WORLD cup.

Denmark won the WORLD cup on home soil. Now it's Sweden's turn to the home, but they have already dummet itself by placing the individual countries, so it becomes difficult for them yourself? Photo: Jens Dresling

For the european championship it is already clear that it will be Sweden's, Norway's and Denmark's groups, which are merged in mellemrunden, while Austria, Germany and Croatia's groups meet in the other mellemrunde.

- It is an irony of fate that, when Sweden is the host, then turns this advantage back against the organizers.

- With the thought that Denmark and Norway played the WORLD cup final, so it does not seem like the smartest thing, the Swedish EM-the organizers have done, saith the in the column.

the Ends of the draw unfortunate, so it can then end up with one in the middle, where Denmark, Sweden and Norway also get the company of countries such as France and Spain.

the Reason for the forplacerede countries in certain cities and groups is that you will want to have as many spectators to the fighting as possible, and this is best done by placing the participating countries in the host city closest to the own country.

As an outsider, perhaps you can say that host countries get a little too much to say.

- It is always a balancing act between how to develop the sport and the event without making too big intervention in the sporting justice, or what to call it, Stefan Lövgren of the Swedish håndboldforbund previously said to Aftonbladet.

The good thing about the model is that Denmark for the european championships play both the initial group and in the middle of Malmö, which is located very close to Copenhagen. Semifinals and final is played in Stockholm.


Group B, Wien





Two best from group A-B-C
(Croatia, Austria, Germany)

Two best from group D-E-F
Norway, Denmark, Sweden

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