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2021 IHF Handball World Championships to be Broadcast on ESPN

by USA Team Handball

Following up on their successful airing of the 2021 IHF Men’s World Handball Championships this past January ESPN will also be the home for the 2021 IHF Women's World Handball Championships.  ESPN+ is ESPN’s streaming service and can be watched via a number of different platforms to include Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Apple TV.

The tournament throws off on Wednesday, 1 December at 2:30 PM (US ET) with hosts Spain taking on Argentina.  ESPN+ will then air two matches/day throughout the Preliminary (1-7 December) and Main Rounds (8-13 December) as well as all matches in the final phase starting with the quarterfinals on 14 December and culminating in the Gold Medal Match on Sunday, 19 December.  Veteran handball commentator, Paul Bray, will be calling the action for all matches.

Links

  • More information on ESPN+ and how to subscribe:  Link
  • 2021 IHF Women’s World Handball Championships competition page on the IHF website: Link
  • IHF YouTube Channel WC Playlist (for matches not airing on ESPN):  Link

ESPN Broadcast Schedule (All Times US ET)

Preliminary Group Phase

  • Wednesday, 1 December
    • 2:30 PM Spain vs Argentina 
  • Thursday, 2 December
    • 12:00 PM Croatia vs Brazil
    • 2:30 PM Hungary vs Slovakia
  • Friday, 3 December
    • 12:00 PM Netherlands vs Puerto Rico
    • 2:30 PM Norway vs Kazakhstan
  • Saturday, 4 December
    • 12:00 PM Slovakia vs Germany
    • 2:30 PM Hungary vs Czech Republic
  • Sunday, 5 December
    • 09:30 AM Sweden vs Puerto Rico
    • 12:00 PM Poland vs Russian Handball Federation
  • Monday, 6 December
    • 12:00 PM Czech Republic vs Slovakia
    • 2:30 PM Germany vs Hungary
  • Tuesday, 7 December
    • 12:00 PM Angola vs Slovenia
    • 2:30 PM France vs Montenegro

Main Round Group Phase (8-13 December)

  • Two matches daily (TBD)

Knockout Phase

  • Tuesday, 14 December
    • 12:00 PM Quarterfinal
    • 2:30 PM Quarterfinal
  • Wednesday, 15 December
    • 12:00 PM Quarterfinal
    • 2:30 PM Quarterfinal
  • Friday, 17 December
    • 12:00 PM Semifinal
    • 2:30 PM Semifinal
  • Sunday, 19 December
    • 08:30 AM Bronze Medal Match
    • 11:30 Am Gold Medal Match
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