Denmark to co-host handball Euros in 2020

The joint bid with Norway was unopposed

The European Handball Federation (EHF) announced at its congress in Dublin that Denmark and Norway will co-host the 2020 European Championships in women’s handball.

The EHF decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the join Nordic bid was the only bid to host the tournament, scheduled to take place in December 2020. Nevertheless, the Danish handball association Dansk Håndbold Forbund (DHF) was elated.

“That we have been awarded the Euros in women’s handball in 2020 with Norway without opposing bids shows that our European colleagues greatly respect and recognise us for our previous events,” Per Bertelsen, the head of DHF, said in a press release.

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Deciders in Trondheim
Denmark and Norway will each host a preliminary group stage and a middle round stage, and the knockout rounds and final will take place in Trondheim, Norway.

The two countries also co-hosted the Euros in 2010, when the knockout rounds took place in Herning. This time it’s Norway’s turn to host the coveted deciding matches.

“We have shown that we have the ability to host a large tournament to the benefit of participants, spectators, media and the Danish population in general,” Bertelsen said. “And Euro 2020 won’t be any different.”

The news comes just days after Copenhagen was confirmed as one of the  13 European cities to host  football’s European Championships in 2020