Handball is a team sport consisting of 7 players on each side, including a goalie. The game has enjoyed wide popularity around Europe, and in 2020, the EHF European Handball Championship will be played in Austria, Norway, and Sweden. This event is held every two years, and is often used as a qualifying tournament for the summer Olympic Games. It will be held from January 9-26, in 6 different venues. If you live in certain countries in Europe, you may be able to watch this on TV. If you are traveling or will be outside of these countries, you can watch the European Handball Championship online by using a VPN.
How to Watch the Euro Handball Championship from Anywhere
Several channels will be broadcasting the event. We will use ZDF for our guide but you can see a full list of channels toward the end of our post.
Though there is evidence through history of this game being played, the first Olympic appearance was in the 1936 Olympics in Munich, Germany. The game has flourished and become widely popular, but it did not make another Olympic appearance until 1976. Since then, the game has been included in the Olympics. n 1991, the European Handball Federation was formed. Three years later, the first championship was held in Portugal. Currently, the champions are the French team. The question is, will France be able to win this championship to tie Sweden for the most successful country? Tune in to watch.
The tournament is hosted by different countries every two years, and is presented by the European Handball Federation. This year, Austria, Norway, and Sweden will co-host the championship. Teams are organized in to 6 groups, and there are 4 teams per group. That type of structure is similar to the way the World Cup is organized. Six different venues in European cities will be used this year, so let’s take a look at the groupings and locations.
- Group A (Graz) – Croatia, Belarus, Montenegro, Serbia
- Group B (Vienna) – Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Austria, Ukraine
- Group C (Trondheim) – Spain, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands
- Group D (Trondheim) – France, Norway, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Group E (Malmo) – Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Russia
- Group F (Gothenburg) – Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, Poland
For specific dates and times, please check the full schedule. The team to beat in this tournament is the team that took second place last time, Spain. Other favorites are Norway, Austria, and Poland. Of course, the great thing about a tournament is that any team can win. If you want to watch the EHF European Handball Championship, there are several viewing options. There may be others, but here is a short list of some of the known broadcasters.
- EHF Euro YouTube Channel (connect to VPN to bypass geo-restrictions)
- ZDF – free broadcast in Germany
- ORF – free broadcast in Austria
- Olympic Channel
- beIN Sports
The Youtube channel and EHFTV will also offer coverage in certain countries. If you are not in one of those countries you can use a VPN to watch the action online from anywhere.
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