Spain, which hosts the 2028 European Championship for men along with Portugal and Switzerland

Spain He will once again host, after 32 years, a championship European handball after its inclusion on Saturday, along with Portugal and SwitzerlandThe place of the European Men’s Championship 2028 at the Extraordinary Conference of the Arab Republic of Egypt European Union (EHF) held in Vienna.

And the candidacy of Spain, Portugal and Switzerland was the only candidate to organize the maximum continental championship for national teams, after withdrawing a proposal Denmark, Sweden and Norwaywho abandoned his bid to host the 2028 championship to focus his efforts on achieving the European Championship 2026 which was finally awarded.

For its part, Switzerland, which initially aspired to organize the European Championship alone, joined the Iberian candidacy last October, ensuring its election.

Spain, which already organized the European Championship in 1996, together with Portugal, the venue of the European Championship in 1994, and Switzerland, which hosted the European Championship 2006, will host the 18th edition of the maximum continental championship for men for national teams, which will be held from January 13-30, 2028.

The candidacy is expected that each of the three countries will host two of the six groups into which the first stage will be divided, while the second will be held in Portugal and Spain.

The semi-finals and final of the tournament will be held in Spain at a stadium that has not yet been decided.

Elections serving Spanish handball to remove the thorn of not being classified in June 2018 as a venue for the 2022 European Championship, which was presented as a candidate alongside France and Belgium, which was awarded to Hungary and Slovakia.

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But Spain, Portugal and Switzerland were not the only “winners” of the EHF conference, because the consensus reached between the various federations allowed all the candidates to organize the Europeans, male and female for the years 2026 and 2028, for the award.

Denmark, Sweden and Norway It will organize, after remaining as the only applicants, the European Championship 2026 for men, while Russia It will host the European Women’s Championship in the same year, after the Nordic nominations were out of the race.

This would be the venue for the 2028 Women’s European Championship, where she was elected as the sole candidate, as was the case in the case of Spain, Portugal and Switzerland for the 2028 Men’s European Championship.

. European Men’s Championship 2026: Denmark, Sweden and Norway

. European Men’s Championship 2028: Spain, Portugal and Switzerland

. European Championship 2026: Russia

. European Women’s Championship 2028: Norway, Denmark and Sweden

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