Libya’s national handball team traveled to Egypt on Sunday to participate in the 16th Mediterranean Handball Confederation Championship, which is hosted by the Egyptian city of Port Said from 17 to 24 February.
In total, 12 nations will participate in the competition for players born in 2002 or later, playing to the adapted handball rules of the Mediterranean Handball Confederation (MHC).
The 2019 Men’s Championship will start with a preliminary round featuring two groups of six teams each with the top four in each group moving forward to the beginning of the knock-out stages, starting with the quarter-finals, then semi-final and final. Teams ranked 5th and 6th after the preliminary round has finished will play in a 9-12 placement round.
The 12 participating countries are France, Turkey, Montenegro, Italy, Romania, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the host, Egypt.
France’s men won the last edition in February 2018, and their women also won the 2018 edition back in April. The next MHC Women’s Championship – the 14th edition – will take place from 14 to 21 April.