US News IHF President Moustafa defends World Cup hosting

18:30  26 november  2020
18:30  26 november  2020 Source:   ran.de

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Group A at the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship sees representation from three continents, with two of the three debutants at the event, Uruguay and Cape Dear handball friends, over the last years our sport has changed fundamentally – you might even call it a revolution. Dr Hassan Moustafa .

University World Cups . University Beach Games. Young Reporters Programme. October 26 - Egypt's Hassan Moustafa has been re-elected unopposed as President of the International Handball Federation ( IHF ) at its Congress in Doha, extending his reign as the sport's leader which started in

World Federation President Hassan Moustafa has joined the debate about a possible cancellation of the Handball World Cup and defended the hosting of the final from 13th to 31st January in his home country Egypt.

Seit 2000 IHF-Präsident: Hassan Moustafa. © imago images IHF President since 2000: Hassan Moustafa.

"The Men's World Cup is not just an event, but a major global sporting event. It is the largest stage for handball, and it is therefore in the best interests of all parties to organize the World Cup," said Moustafa on Thursday in one Statement on the website of the world association IHF.

Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, there have recently been increasing calls for the tournament to be postponed, especially from Germany. However, the IHF wants to stick to the planned date. "It is of great importance for the entire handball industry to host the World Cup. From the television to the sponsors to the various viewers, every actor benefits in different ways from the organization of the event," emphasized Moustafa. Failing to host the World Cup would mean "an enormous loss of visibility," said the 76-year-old, especially for the players.

German handball women continue to wait for the European Championship venue

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November 22 - The International Handball Federation ( IHF ), currently at the centre of bribery and corruption allegations over the awarding of multi-million dollar television contracts, have claimed that neither they nor their President Hassan Moustafa have done anything wrong and described the

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff defended the billion invested into World Cup infrastructure throughout the country, and urged people living in Following a year of protests over the roughly billion US Brazil is spending to host the World Cup , Rousseff said in a televised address on Tuesday

For the World Cup, the organizers have developed a hygiene concept in a bubble. According to Moustafa, this will be monitored by the Ministry of Health of the Egyptian government in cooperation with two representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and should be further refined by the start of the final round with 32 teams. "The plans have been carefully worked out and will be a safeguard for which the organizer is prepared to bear enormous costs," said the IHF boss.

Schmäschke speaks in favor of postponement

Flensburg's managing director Dierk Schmäschke is one of the opponents of a World Cup in January. "I would consider it reasonable to postpone the World Cup and all subsequent tournaments for a year - similar to what happened with the 2020 Olympics," he said on the club website on Wednesday. On the one hand, that would be the epidemiologically sensible decision, on the other hand, valuable time would be gained. "Time to catch up on games, but also time to regenerate for players who play in a three-day rhythm for months," warned Schmäschke.

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