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Moscow will host Christmas Handball Tournament of Four in January 2017, – announced President of the Handball Federation of Russia (HFR) Sergey Shishkarev.

This year we plan to hold the Christmas Tournament in Moscow, we did organize it the last year and now we want to make it a good tradition. The men’s team of Belarus has already confirmed its participation, now we’re holding talks with team of Germany, and there will be the fourth team, maybe France or Brazil. The Tournament will be held on orthodox Christmas, between 7th and 10th of January, and it will be a part of preparations for the world championship”, – said Shishkarev.

Russian team was the winner of the last year’s Tournament. National teams of Argentina, Belarus and Netherlands participated in the Tournament.

World Men’s Handball Championship will be held in France on 11-29 January 2017. Russia will play in the Group A with the teams of France, Poland, Norway, Brazil and Japan.

Source – TASS, 02.10.16