USA Team Handball have formally communicated to withdraw their participation inside the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship following numerous superb effects after the compulsory COVID-19 exams earlier than their departure to Egypt. The USA are thus the second one group to announce their withdrawal because of several high-quality COVID-19 instances after the Czech Republic turned into compelled to cancel their participation earlier today.

According to the COVID-19-Related Regulations for the 2021 IHF Men’s World Championship in Egypt, article A. Non-look/Non-participation, the second one substitute kingdom – Switzerland – has been invited to participate.

The list of substitute countries was created in accordance with the overall performance criteria of the qualification occasion of the continent of the reigning world champion, that is Europe.

Switzerland have been nominated as second alternative state due to their 16th-place finish at the Men’s EHF EURO 2020.

The 27th edition of the IHF Men’s World Championship – the primary IHF World Championship to be played with 32 groups – will take vicinity in Egypt from 13 to 31 January 2021 at 4 venues: Cairo Stadium Sports Hall, New Capital Sports Hall, Dr Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall (previously 6th of October) and Borg Al Arab Sports Hall. The IHF guys’s flagship occasion will characteristic 108 video games, with the very last weekend taking area in Cairo.