Qatar welcomes World Beach Games for the beach handball

Beach handball formed in the way we know it now in the early 1990s in Italy. At approximately the same time the rules of the game were developed. Currently, beach handball is actively played and developed as a specific official sport discipline in more than 40 countries around the globe. World championships have been held since 2004, and European championships − since 2000.

We guess that all the fans of beach sports already know that the official team sports draw for this year’s Beach Soccer and Beach Handball events have already taken place. The best men and women teams will compete in each sport in Doha, Qatar. It is superfluous to remind the sport enthusiasts that more than a dozen of another beach disciplines will be at display at World Beach Games.

The Association of National Olympic Committees carried the draws event.

The strongest teams for the tournament were chosen among the participants of world and continental championships. They were drawn into two groups. If you are more interested in women’s beach handball tournaments, you can find the results of the division at the official ANOC site. The most fascinating will be to follow the matchups of Hungary vs. Brazil in group A, and China vs. Greece in group B

It’s high time to see what countries will meet in each group and to estimate their chances in World Beach Games before you bet at

As for the men beach handball tournaments, the situation in groups also endears to the fascinating clash of last years’ leaders: Brazil vs. Sweden in Group A and Croatia vs. Hungary in Group B.