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Date: 6/1/2018

Following 12 preliminary round matches across three days of action, the semi-final pairings are now known for the 2018 IHF/EHF Womens Trophy, which is being held in the north-eastern city of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Belgium won all three of their games in Preliminary Group A (vs Estonia 31:18, vs Moldova 37:28 and Cyprus 27:18) to top the group, while Group B saw hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina also take three victories to finish top (vs Azerbaijan 34:16, Great Britain 34:20 and Luxembourg 39:14).


Bottom Group B team Azerbaijan will be kicking themselves after drawing 27:27 against Luxembourg and losing by one to Great Britain (29:28), although their player Kamila Bayramova, tops the scoring charts with 26 strikes.


The two group winners are joined in the semi-finals by second-placed Estonia from Group A and Luxembourg, who were runners-up in Group B.  Estonia will play the hosts in the last four, while Luxembourg take on their neighbours Belgium in the second semi-final.


The IHF/EHF Womens Trophy finishes on Sunday, 3 June with the final and is the competition for Europes developing handball nations. The 2018 edition features eight teams from across the continent, including: Estonia (EST), Moldova (MDA), Great Britain (GBR), Belgium (BEL), Cyprus (CYP), Azerbaijan (AZE), Luxembourg (LUX) and the hosts, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH).


With teams enjoying a rest day today, the IHF/EHF Womens Trophy is running a Coaches Clinic Programme, overseen by EHF Lecturer Milan Petronijevic.


Participants include Womens Trophy Team Coaches/Assistant Coaches and coaches from the host country Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The participants have a full day of practical and classroom-based discussions with topics including: steps to make a new handball champion, methodological aspects of sports career, development trends in womens handball, qualitative analysis of womens top-level handball performance, Individual skills in defence, game related technical and tactical adaptations and much more.


All games will be streamed live and free on ehfTV.com click HERE to watch. Follow the tournament on the dedicated Facebook and Instagram channels.




Friday 1 June

Rest Day


Saturday 2 June

12:30    Placement Round 5-8: MDA vs AZE

14:30    Placement Round 5-8: GBR vs CYP

16:30    Semi-Final 1: BEL vs LUX

18:30    Semi-Final 2: BIH vs EST


Sunday 3 June

11:00    Placement Match 7/8

13:00    Placement Match 5/6

15:00    Bronze Medal

17:00    Final




Tuesday 29 May

EST vs BEL 18:31

MDA vs CYP 30:22

GBR vs LUX 20:28

AZE vs BIH 16:34


Wednesday 30 May

CYP vs EST 14:34

BEL vs MDA 37:28

LUX vs AZE 27:27

BIH vs GBR 34:20


Thursday 31 May

BEL vs CYP 27:18

EST vs MDA 33:25

AZE vs GBR 28:29

BIH vs LUX 39:14


All match results, standings and scorers can be found HERE.


Photos: EHF