At the December European Championships, the Czech handball players will compete in the basic group B with the reigning Olympic winners, the Russians, the silver medalists from the last world championship, the Spaniards and Sweden. It was decided today ‘s lot in Vienna. Coach Jan Bašný’s charges will play the group in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
The championship will be hosted by Norway and Denmark from 3 to 20 December. A total of 16 participants were divided into four groups, the first three teams will advance to the next phase, which is two six-member groups. The final will be hosted by Oslo.
The Czech team got to the final tournament thanks to the participation in the last Euro. The European Federation EHF canceled the spring rest of the qualification due to the coronavirus pandemic and sent the same teams to the championship as the year before last.
The representatives on the last Euro took the penultimate 15th place and did not pass from the basic group. He will perform at the European Championship for the third time in a row and for the fourth time from the last five final tournaments.
The Czech team was in the worst of the four performance baskets before the lottery and was sure that they would not run into Slovenia, Poland and Croatia in the basic group.