European handball championship qualifying round at the HUK-COBURG arena

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 19:00, the European Championship qualifier between Ukraine and Austria for the 2024 European Championship will likely be held at the HUK-COBURG Arena.

Last 12 months, the Ukrainian nationwide crew performed its first qualifying recreation in Germany in October. The supplier of this recreation was TV Großwallstadt in the native arena. Due to the conflict state of affairs in Ukraine, gamers and supervisors have been in Germany since April 2022 with particular permission.

The HUK-COBURG arena, the house floor of HSC 2000 Coburg, will likely be the venue for the third qualifier: “We are proud to have the ability to host worldwide handball in Coburg and to supply high-level sport in our area. . Most importantly, this is a chance to help the Ukrainian crew in what remains to be an unbelievable state of affairs and to proceed their recreation,” says managing director Ian Gorr.

A big a part of the crew consists of gamers of the 2nd HBL, who had been admitted to the 2nd handball Bundesliga at the starting of the season, and in addition play in the group of the Ukrainian HC Motor Zaporijjia, who had been visitors at the HUK-COBURG arena. Slava Lotchmann, coach of the Ukrainian nationwide crew, is trying ahead to the upcoming recreation: “Coburg is a fortress of handball and is thought for its nice environment in the corridor. Coburg Handball Hall is one among the most lovely halls in Germany. It can also be essential for us to have the ability to have a brief coaching camp in Coburg. We are certain that there will likely be a house environment in the corridor on March 9.”

After the league match between HSC 2000 Coburg and Motor Zaporizhia, Coburg and the area of Upper Franconia now awaits the second worldwide mastery at the HUK-COBURG Arena.

The common secretary of the Ukrainian Handball Federation, Sasha Gladun, can also be certain that the HUK-COBURG arena will create a house environment on March 9: “I do know Coburg as an absolute pillar of handball since I used to be lively as knowledgeable handball participant. HSC 2000, a robust regional league crew from Coburg, grew to become a everlasting member of the Handball Bundesliga. We are very grateful to the administration of HSC 2000 Coburg for supporting our nation throughout this tough time. On March 9, we invite all handball followers to have a good time with us at an enormous handball pageant.

In addition to the match in opposition to Austria, Ukraine will play the following matches in the qualifying round:

  • 11.03.2023 Austria and Ukraine
  • 04/26/2022 Faroe Islands – Ukraine
  • 04/30/2023 Ukraine and Romania

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