Rematch of 2016 Olympic final marks start of Women’s EHF EURO 2018

NEWS: The Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France starts with a bang as world champions and hosts France face Olympic gold medallists Russia. It is only one of many highlights of the preliminary round – and it only takes a few clicks to enjoy them live

Russian players celebrate at the Rio2016 Olympic Games. Photo: Stephane Pillaud / IHF

The Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France from 29 November to 16 December could not have asked for a bigger start. The tournament’s opening match on 29 November (21:00 hrs) in Nancy will see hosts and world champions France taking on 2016 Olympic champions Russia.

It is the rematch of the 2016 Rio Games final in which Russia edged France 22:19.

This classic encounter, prone to set the tone for the championship, was only one of several highlight matches that can be expected after the final tournament draw took place on 12 June in Paris.

In group A, Sweden face Denmark – a match of two Scandinavian arch rivals; the two teams met less than a year ago at the Women’s World Championship 2017 Quarter-final, with Sweden winning 26:23.

Montenegro have also been drawn to France’s group B and are sure to pose some major opposition to the hosts, just like they did in the World Championship 2017 Quarter-final which France won 25:22.

Group D, which is played in Brest, is headlined by EHF EURO record winners Norway and Romania. Both teams already met in preliminary round of EHF EURO 2016 and one year earlier in the semi-final of the World Championship which Norway only won after extra time, 35:33.

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Attending the matches is only a matter of three clicks   

Tickets for all matches can be bought at www.ehf-euro.com.

For the first time at a Women’s EHF EURO event, the organising committee has established a ‘one match = one session’ ticket policy, and since the beginning of May these individual match tickets are available.

Currently already 30% per cent of all tickets available, including 6,000 alone for the final on 16 December in Paris, have been sold.

  • There are four price categories in all venues, with prices already starting at €5
  • 65% of tickets are available for less than €8
  • Tickets for the opening match in Nancy start from €15
  • Tickets for the final in Paris cost between €25 and €150

Ticket questions can be directed to billetterie(at)EHFEURO2018(dot)fr (general public) and billetterie.groupes(at)EHFEURO2018(dot)fr (for group requests).

Photo: Stephane Pillaud / IHF

written by ehf-euro.com / ts