International Handball Federation (IHF) announced that Egypt have won the right to host the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship. The decision announced on Friday, during the Handball Federation General Assembly held in Sochi, Russia.
After fiercely competing with Hungary to host the tournament, Egypt managed to beat off competition from their European rivals to be declared the 2021 Handball Championship hosts.
Bids focused on providing an exceptional experience for athletes and handball fans, including those who will be unable to attend the event through particular attention to live streaming, social media and utilising the latest technology at the time of the respective championships.
This will be the second IHF World Championship hosted by Egypt. In 1999, Egypt successfully hosted 1999 World Men’s Handball Championship [the16th edition of the World Championship] from 2 to 15 June, in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia and Port Said.
During the 1999 Championship, Sweden were crowned champions after defeating Russia in the final. Egypt made it to the quarterfinals. Egypt now ranked 15th in the world ranking with 355 points, the highest of all Arab and African rankings.