Denmark and Germany launch joint IHF 2019 bid

Denmark and Germany have launched a joint bid to host the 2019 IHF (International Handball Federation) Men's Handball World Championship.

The bid agreement includes preliminary rounds to be held in both Germany and Denmark. The semi-finals will then be played in Germany, while the finals and the President's Cup will be hosted by Denmark.

Sport Event Denmark CEO Lars Lundov said: "There is no doubt that the Danish-German bid for IHF Men’s World Championships 2019 is incredibly strong. Both Denmark and Germany have strong handball cultures and have plenty of experience in hosting major, international sports events. Together we can add significantly to the perception of playing hosts."

German Handball Federation president Bernhard Bauer added: “Together with Denmark, we want to make our contribution to the development of handball. The German-Danish agreement in Basel was just the beginning. Now we hope that, in Doha, we can convince the international handball family with our common project.”