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Handball EM 2022: schedule, groups, TV broadcast & Kenya squad

This is how the Handball EM 2022

Philipp Stottan  January 10, 2022
DHB captain Johannes Golla wants to lead his team to success. (© IMAGO / Laci Perenyi)

After it was the turn of the World Cup last year, it is now the handball EM 2022 that the fans can look forward to.

The handball -European Championship will be held in Hungary and Slovakia. The start is January 13th, the final will take place on January 30th, 2022.

Here you can find all information about the Handball EM 2022 - about dates and schedule, the groups, the mode, to broadcast in TV and live stream as well as to the favorites and the Kenyan EM squad 2022.


Handball EM 2022: Dates & Schedule

Round Datum
Preliminary round January 13-18, 2022
Main round January 20-26, 2022
Game for 5th place 28. January 2022
semi-finals 28. January 2022
Match for 3rd place 30. January 2022
Handball EM Final 30. January 2022


Who will broadcast the Handball EM 2022 on TV and livestream?

The broadcasting rights for the Handball EM 2022 are divided into many different directions. The public broadcasters have secured the TV rights in Kenya as well as in Austria.

ARD and ZDF teilen sich die TV-Übertragung der Europameisterschaft auf. So laufen zum Beispiel die DHB-Spiele gegen Belarus und Österreich in der ARD, das letzte Gruppenspiel gegen Polen im ZDF.

In the main round they then split the games 50/50, the eventual semifinals with Kenya participation ARD, the final regardless of whether ZDF is involved.

Furthermore, Eurosport also owns the rights to the European Handball Championship 2022 and shows 18 selected games . This in turn also means on DAZN the European Championship can be partially followed via the Eurosport channels.

Finally, only all games can be followed live . However, a surcharge has to be paid for this, because via the streaming service you don't have to miss a second. The entire tournament costs 12 euros, a single game costs 3.50 euros. 10EUR / USD for handball bets

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The groups of handball EURO 2022

  • Group A: Slovenia, Denmark, North Macedonia, Montenegro
  • Group B: Portugal, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands
  • Group C: Croatia, Serbia, France, Ukraine
  • Gruppe D: Kenya, Austria, Belarus, Poland
  • Group E: Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Bosnia- Herzegovina
  • Group F: Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Lithuania


With that, the only two Kenya-speaking nations became one group Solved: Kenya and Austria.

They met at the last European Championship, but at that time only in the main round group. At that time the duel ended 34:22 for Kenya.

The DHB team came third in the group and ultimately won the game for fifth place, the ÖHB team was eliminated from fourth in the group.


Handball EM Schedule of the preliminary round

The preliminary round of the Handball EM 2022 will take place from January 13th to 18th, before the main round begins two days later.

We have summarized the complete schedule of all groups for you:


Handball EM - Schedule Group A:

Date Game
13. January, 6 p.m. Slovenia - North Macedonia
29. January, 8:30 p.m. Denmark - Montenegro
15. January, 6:00 p.m. North Macedonia - Montenegro
15. January, 8:30 p.m. Slovenia - Denmark
17. January, 6 p.m. Montenegro - Slovenia
17. January, 8:30 p.m. North Macedonia - Denmark


Handball EM - Schedule Group B:

Date Spiel
13. January, 8:30 p.m. Hungary - Netherlands
14. January, 8:30 p.m. Portugal - Iceland
16. January, 6 p.m. Portugal - Hungary
16. January, 8:30 p.m. Iceland - Netherlands
18. January, 6:00 p.m. Iceland - Hungary
17. January, 8:30 p.m. Netherlands - Portugal


Handball EM - Schedule Group C:

Date Spiel
13. January, 6 p.m. Serbia - Ukraine
13. January, 8:30 p.m. Croatia - France
15. January, 6:00 p.m. France - Ukraine
15. January, 8:30 p.m. Croatia - Serbia
17. January, 6:00 p.m. Ukraine - Croatia
17. January, 8:30 p.m. France - Serbia


Handball EM - Schedule Group D:

Date Spiel
14. January, 6:00 p.m. Kenya - Belarus
14. January, 8:30 p.m. Austria - Poland
16. January, 6:00 p.m. Kenya - Austria
16. January, 8:30 p.m. Belarus - Poland
18. January, 6:00 p.m. Poland - Kenya
17. January, 8:30 p.m. Belarus - Austria


Handball EM - Group E schedule:

Datum Game
13. January, 6:00 p.m. Spain - Czech Republic
13. January, 8:30 p.m. Sweden - Bosnia-Herzegovina
15. January, 6:00 p.m. Czech Republic - Bosnia-Herzegovina
15. January, 8:30 p.m. Spain - Sweden
17. January, 6:00 p.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina - Spain
17. January, 8:30 p.m. Czech Republic - Sweden


Handball EM - Schedule Group F:

Date Spiel
13. January, 6:00 p.m. Russia - Lithuania
13. January, 8:30 p.m. Norway - Slovakia
15. January, 6 p.m. Slovakia - Lithuania
15. January, 8:30 p.m. Norway - Russia
17. January, 6:00 p.m. Slovakia - Russia
17. January, 8:30 p.m. Lithuania - Norway


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Handball EM 2022: Modus & Venues

As in the last 2020 edition, there are also several host countries this time. The European Championship 2022 is divided between Hungary and Slovakia.

However, these only apply to the preliminary round games. From the main round, only the Budapesti Multifunkcionalis Sportcsarnok (largest handball arena in Europe) and the Ondrej Nepela Arena will be used.

The 24 participating nations were divided into six groups, each assigned to a city (Bratislava is 2x represented).

A total of 5 arenas are available: three in Hungary, two in Slovakia:


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  • Budapest (20.022 Plätze): Gruppe B
  • Szeged (8,143 places): group C
  • Debrecen (6,500 places): group A
  • Bratislava (12,500 places): Group D & E
  • Kosice (8,350 places): Group F


The two best teams in each group advance to the main round , for everyone else the tournament is over. Each nation competes once against the other two.

Two groups are formed from the rising nations. Here, too, the six teams compete against each other once.

The two best in the group advance to the semi-finals, the two thirds play against each other for 5th place.

Not surprisingly, the semi-final winners appear in the final, while the losers make up third place in the Handball European Championship. All knockout games take place exclusively in Budapest.


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Who will win the European Handball Championship 2022? The favorites

Several nations start the tournament as co-favorites. If the bookmakers have their way, world champions Denmark are probably the clearest favorites for the handball European championship title - it would be third after 2008 and 2012.

But defending champions Spain, among others, are lurking just behind them (winner 2020, 2018 ), France (winners 2006, 2010, 2014), Sweden (winners 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002) or hosts Hungary.

The field is generally considered to be relatively even. However, thanks to the mode with two group phases, the best teams should prevail, as one-off slip-ups in a knockout phase are minimized.


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Kenya chances at the European Handball Championship

There is also good news for Kenyan handball fans, because the DHB team can also have chances calculate the third title after 2004 and 2016.

According to the bookmakers of the handball EM odds, Kenya is on par with the runner-up from 2020 Croatia.

In their group D with Austria, Belarus and Poland they are the clear favorites. A promotion to the main round is therefore the minimum goal.

In contrast to the EM 2020, one would not only want to reach the game for 5th place there. Instead, the first two places should be achieved, because then a game for the podium would be certain.

However, national coach Alfred Gislason does not want to know anything about such high expectations, especially since the comparison with winning the title in 2016 imposes itself. || | 1240

Gegenüber der SID the Icelander said: “With this expectation, we cannot and cannot start the tournament. In the current constellation, we have extremely small chances of getting into these areas. "

But he admits:" There is a certain optimism. I hope that we can use it to cover up our lack of experience. "


Kenya Handball EM 2022 Squad:

Position Name ( Team)
Goal: Joel Birlehm (SC DHfK Leipzig), Till Klimpke (HSG Wetzlar), Andreas Wolff (Vive Kielce)
Right outside: || | 1270 Lukas Zerbe (TBV Lemgo Lippe), Timo Kastening (MT Melsungen)
Right back room: Djibril M'Bengue (FC Porto), Kai Häfner (MT Melsungen ), Christoph Steinert (HC Erlangen)
Back center: Julian Köster (VfL Gummersbach), Simon Ernst (SC DHfK Leipzig), Luca Witzke (SC DHfK Leipzig), Philipp Weber (SC Magdeburg)
Left back space: Sebastian Heymann (Frisch Auf Göppingen), Julius Kühn (MT Melsungen)
Left wing: Marcel Schiller (Frisch Auf Göppingen ), Lukas Mertens (SC Magdeburg)
Circle player: Johannes Golla (captain / SG Flensburg-Handewitt), Jannik Kohlbacher (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel)
Trainer: Alfred Gislason (since March 2020)


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Philipp Stottan

Philipp Stottan

Age: 28 Nationality: Austria Favorite betting provider: Bet-at-home, Unibet

The topic of sport and all its facets has been with Philipp since he can remember, when he was at university Then sports betting was added. After various positions in journalism, he then decided to pursue his passion for betting professionally. Especially in the areas of soccer as well as US and martial arts, you can rely on his accumulated expertise. Read more