April 06, 2021 – 18:43
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The Handball Federation of Kosovo, through an announcement on its official website has confirmed that the matches of the first group of the first qualifying phase for “Euro 2022” will be played in Pristina, reports Zeri.info.
Kosovo’s representative in Handball in the women’s competition in Group 1 opposes Portugal, Luxembourg and Cyprus.
The matches of this competition will take place on June 3, 4 and 5 at the “Palace of Youth and Sports” in Pristina.
Notification of FHK on its official website (without intervention):
The matches of the first group of the first qualifying phase for “Euro 2022” in women’s competition, will be played in Pristina.
This success was achieved after the great efforts of the President of the Handball Federation of Kosovo, Eugen Saraçini. After many negotiations between President Saraçini and the leaders of the European Handball Federation, it has been decided that the first group matches will take place in Kosovo.
In Group 1 are Portugal, Kosovo, Luxembourg and Cyprus. The tournament is held from 2 to 6 June. The matches are played on June 3, 4 and 5 at the Palace of Youth and Sports in Prishtina.
On the first day, Kosovo meets Cyprus, while Portugal meets Luxembourg. On the second day are the matches Luxembourg – Kosovo and Cyprus – Portugal, while on the third day are played the matches Luxembourg – Cyprus, Portugal – Kosovo.
Kosovo and Portugal are expected to fight for the first place in the group, which sends them to the second qualifying phase, respectively in the regular qualifications for next year’s European Championship.
If he wins the group, which is also the goal, in the main qualifying phase our national team will be in the group with Spain, Hungary and Slovakia.
Organizing matches in Kosovo is a great success for our Federation. The chances for success are higher and the goal remains the first place in the group for further advancement.
In the National there is optimism for success, especially after good signals in matches in Austria. By early June the national team is expected to be completed with some players missing from last month’s matches in Austria.
The Kosovo group tournament was supposed to be organized in Portugal, but now four national teams will play in Pristina. FHK has consistently received maximum ratings for events organized in our country. /Zeri.info