Hungary in the Euro 2020 in Handball!

The European Championship in Handball is currently arranged in Austria, Sweden, and Norway, and the Hungarians surprised us all and won their initial group. That was a giant surprise, especially considering that they have to play against the Danes, the team considered to be the best in the world currently.

After the initial stage, Hungary went on to the next stage in the tournament together with Iceland. The Danes were left behind together with the Russian team. The Hungarians have played very well, far better than expected, and especially the second half against Iceland during the group stage was magical. But, can they keep the tempo up in the upcoming matches?

Hungarians in Euro 2020
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On January 17th, Hungary will play against Norway

Norway has been an awesome team so far in the tournament, and they have gotten to the final in several large tournaments recently (however, they never managed to actually win the final). Sander Sagosen is the big star of the team, but they have highly-skilled players at all positions. The way we see it, this is probably the toughest of all the matches during the upcoming stage of the European Championship in handball!

On January 19th, Hungary will play against Slovenia

Slovenia has been a big surprise themselves so far in the tournament, but how they will enter this match will in large also depend on their result as they play against Portugal on January 17th.

On January 21st, Hungary will play against Sweden

Handball has been greatly influenced by the Scandinavian nations, and this will be the third Scandinavian nation against which Hungary will play in the tournament.

On January 22nd, Hungary will play against Portugal

This will be a tough one, not because of the incredible skills of the Portuguese team, but because the Hungarians will not have a rest-day in front of the match. Well, neither will Portugal, but it will still create a large pressure upon the players who will for sure be tired by then after playing so many matches in such a short time.

Hungary in the Handball European Championship
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Can Hungary make it to the semi-final?

Hungary has a little advantage considering that they enter the group stage with two points already. These might be very useful when things get tight. However, if the Hungarians can keep up the fighting from the earlier matches, and if they manage to keep their heads calm, this team might make it to the semi-finals. It would for sure be considered a major surprise to everyone if they do, but there is one thing we can know for sure, the Hungarians will be cheering for their team with everything they have!

If you want to cheer for the Hungarians or simply watch the matches online, check the following streaming guide or the following YouTube video for further information!

Are you looking for a place to watch the matches from the European Championship in Handball in Hungary? If you live in a hotel or an apartment with a TV, then look for the channel Sport1. They broadcast all the Hungarian matches and quite a lot of other matches as well.

Another option is to find a sports pub or bar, and they will for sure stream all the matches in which the Hungarian team is involved!

2014 European Women’s Handball Championship

Euro 2014 HandballThis year in 2014 the European Women’s Handball Championships will be held again. It will be the 11th time the international handball tournament for women’s national team will be organised by the European Handball Federation, and this time it will be arranged in Hungary and Croatia.

The European Handball Federation, the EHF is the umbrella organisation for women handball in Europe. The organisation was founded in November in 1991 and the head of the organisation is based in the capital of Austria in Vienna. The European Handball Federation has 50 members such as Albania, Andorra, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Norway, Holland, Spain, Switzerland and so on and two associated federation England and Scotland as well. The organisation was founded in November 1991 in the capital of Germany in Berlin. The organisation is responsible for the different tournaments in Europe and it organised the Men’s and Women’s Handball Championship as well.

The EHF is also responsible for beach handball and to expand the attraction of handball in schools apart from organising the world championships and tournaments. This year the European Women’s Handball Championship will take place in December. The two hosting countries will be Hungary and Croatia in this year. The international tournament will be held from 7th December in 2014 until 21st December in 2014. 16 teams will be presented at the European Championship.

The games will take place in the Hungarian capital in Budapest and in two smaller Hungarian cities Györ and Debrecen. In Croatia the games will be held also in the capital, in Zagreb and in two smaller cities in Croatia, in Varaždin and Osijek. In Budapest the games will take place at Papp László Budapest Sportaréna which has the capacity of 12500 persons, in Györ it will be at Audi Arena with the capacity of 5000 persons and in Debrecen at Fönix Hall with the capacity of 8500 people. In Croatia, in Zagreb the games will be held at Arena Zagreb which hosts around 15200 people, at Varaždin Arena where around 5200 people can gather and at Gradski vrt Hall which can host around 3500 persons.

European Championship groups

In group A there will be Hungary, Spain, Russia and Poland, in group B will be Norway, Denmark, Romania and Ukraine, group C will include Sweden, Germany, Croatia and the Netherlands and group D will be Montenegro, France, Serbia and Slovakia. The first game of the 2014 European Women’s Handball Championship will be held 7th December in 2014 at Audi Arèna in Györ in Hungary. The game will start at 18.00 in the evening.

During the final weekend matches will be played in Budapest, in the Budapest Sportarena. If you are in town and want to do some other cool programs, and maybe do some shopping at the Christmas market in Budapest, read around in our Budapest Guide for information on lots of cool activities and programs.