LOC Chairman: Decision taken in response to EHPU
Hesham Nasr, the Egypt 2021 LOC Chairman & Head of the Egyptian Handball Federation said that the decision to ban fans from attending the World Championships matches was taken in response to the European Handball Players' Union (EHPU).
The supreme organising committee decided that the tournament would go ahead with no fan attendance (click here), with Nasr revealing that the priority was that the tournament would go as smoothly as possible in terms of securing the health and safety of everyone involved in the event, as the the country responded favourably to the EHPU's concerns.
The supreme organising committee convened on Sunday, headed by Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouly alongside Minister of Sports and Youth Dr Ashraf Sobhy, Dr Hassan Mostafa, head of the International Handball Federation, Eng Hesham Nasr, head of the Egyptian Handball Federation and Hussein Labeeb, Championship Director.
The result of the meeting was the decision to announce that fans will not be in attendance, in ongoing precautionary measures to combat COVID-19.
Egypt 2021 is a historical tournament, featuring 32 teams for the first time ever as opposed to the 24 team tournament that took place before.
The 27th World Handball Championship will take place in four different halls; Cairo International Stadium Hall, the Administrative Capital Hall, the Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Hall and the Borg El Arab Stadium Hall.