Arab handball to benefit greatly from 2010 IHF Super Globe
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The 2010 IHF Super Globe in Qatar will bring a whole host of handball and sporting benefits to Qatar and the Middle-East for the coming four years and beyond, the tournament organising committee has said. With the May 17 – 21 tournament rapidly approaching and teams preparing for their participation in handball’s most prestigious club competition, the tournament organisers have said that Qatar is ready to host the best handball players in the world and draw vital benefits from the hosting experience.
“We are expecting a fantastic tournament here in Doha, a city which has come to epitomize sporting excellence. The outstanding facilities in Qatar have already passed all our inspections and are sure to impress the International Handball Federation (IHF) and the handball community when they arrive in Doha. We are now ready to welcome the top six club teams in world handball to Qatar for fascinating matches which will bring out the best in both players and fans, said Mr. Saadoun Al-Kuwari, Event Director, IHF Super Globe Organising Committee.
With just weeks remaining before the six continental club champions descend upon Doha, handball authorities in the country have already experienced an increase in levels of excitement and youth participation, an effect the organising committee calls vital to their plans.
“Of course the tournament will bring an important input of sporting inspiration to young generations of handball players both in Qatar and across the Middle East. The fact that three teams from the Middle East will be taking part in the competition is a great indicator of the potential for handball which lies in this region. In addition, a top class sports competition is another asset in Qatar’s rapidly expanding sports pedigree, which all builds up to a lasting legacy for our future generations,” Al-Kuwari added.
The tournament will be hosted by Qatar for the next four years on an annual basis. This year, star-studded Spanish side BM Ciudad Real, the European Champions, will be joined by Al Sad Club of Lebanon, Pan American winners Unopar Fel Sercomtel, AHF Southern Stars from Australia, African Champions El Zamalek of Egypt and Qatari champions Al Sadd in the battle for handball’s most prestigious club competition.