The Qualifiers for the Women’s EHF EURO 2022 that will take place in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro were finished last week and we find out which teams will play at the final tournament from 4 to 20 November. Preliminary round group draw was held yesterday in Ljubljana. The interesting thing is that four national team players – Ana Gros (Slovenia), Tatjana Brnovic (Montenegro), Andrea Sedloska (North Macedonia) and Szimonetta Planeta (Hungary) participated in the draw procedure alongside Chairman of the EHF Competition Commission Bozidar Djurkovic and EHF Secretary General Martin Hausleitner.
The 16 teams will be allocated in four groups and will play their matches in four cities – Ljubljana, Celje, Podgorica and Skopje. Four teams qualified for the final tournament directly, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Montenegro as host countries and Norway as the last EHF EURO 2020 champion. Remaining countries are Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Before the draw, 16 teams were divided into four pots. Also, Hungary was put in group A and will play their matches in Ljubljana. Slovenia (group B), North Macedonia (group C) and Montenegro (group D) will play in front of their fans in Celje, Skopje and Podgorica.
POT 1 – NOR, FRA, DEN, POL
POT 2 – NED, MNE, HUN, SWE
POT 3 – SLO, MKD, CRO, GER
POT 4 – ESP, ROU, SRB, SUI
After the draw procedure, these are the final groups for the preliminary round of the Women’s EHF EURO 2022. The top three teams in each group will qualify for the main round in Ljubljana and Skopje and the final weekend will be played in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Group A (Ljubljana): Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland
Group B (Celje): Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia, Serbia
Group C (Skopje): France, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania
Group D (Podgorica): Poland, Montenegro, Germany, Spain