06.03.2017, 10:45
Groups confirmed for Men's 17 European Open 2017

NEWS REPORT: The Men's 17 European Open will take place from 3 to 7 July in Gothenburg with 16 teams in action - and for the first time in a new age category


Groups confirmed for Men's 17 European Open 2017

This year's edtion of the Men's European Open will take place from 3 to 7 July in Gothenburg with 16 teams in action.

The draw took place in Vienna and teams were drawn to four groups of four teams each according to their respective ranking at the Men's 18 EHF EURO and the Men's 18 EHF Championships which took place in 2016.

The groups are as follows. The first two teams of each group qualify for the main round.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Iceland Sweden Norway Poland
Czech Republic Slovakia Romania Israel
Belarus Faroe Islands Austria Netherlands
Finland Estonia Georgia Luxembourg

In September 2016 the EHF Executive Committee agreed to a revision to the European Open.

Due to the increase in the number of European teams playing in the World Championships, it was agreed that the age levels of the competitions should be reduced and the competitions be played at similar ages to the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

From 2017 the European Open will be played at M17 (2017) and W16 (2018) and then continue in alternate years.

TEXT: EHF / ts


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