The IHF Super Globe launches with Mudhar vs. Al Ahly & Barcelona vs Ministros
Tomorrow, Tuesday at 11:30am matches of the IHF Super Globe in its 15th edition will start, hosted by the Kingdom for the third consecutive time at the Ministry of Sportâ€™s Stadium in Dammam. The championship will take place between October 18 and October 23 with the participation of 12 teams.
The Saudi team Mudhar will have its first match against the African
champion the Egyptian Al Ahly at 7:45pm as a part of Group B matches. The match takes place directly after the official inaugural ceremony which will take place at 6:15pm
The first match of the championship between the Kuwaiti team, Al-Kuwait ( Asian champion) vs. the South American and Caribbean champion the Brazilian Handebol TaubatÃ© as a part of Group C. Whereas the German SC Magdeburg will take on the Oceanian champion, the Australian Sydney Uni. at 1:45pm as a party of Group Aâ€™s matches. Later on Tuesday the European champion FC BarÃ§a will face Club Ministros, the North American and Caribbean at 4:00pm.
The Championshipâ€™s System
Participated teams were divided into 4 groups, each group is made of 3 teams and the groups are divided as such: â€¨(Group A: SC Magdeburg, Sydney Uni. and Khaleej ) (Group B: Mudhar, â€¨Al Ahly and SL Benfica) (Group C: ÅomÅ¼a Industria Kielce, Al-Kuwait and Handebol TaubatÃ©) (Group D: Barcelona, Club Ministros and Esperance de Tunis) . â€¨Winners of the group stages will go dirctly to the Semi Finals of the championship and thereafter the winner will compete for the title. The rest of the teams will play to decide the ranking of the 5th position to the 12th. â€¨â€¨Tickets of the group stages have been sold out.
The organizing body of the IHF Super Globe announced that tickets of the group stages were sold out within one hour of becoming available at the official website https://superglobeksa.com. The stadium has a capacity of 6000 spectators. Tickets of the first and third day will allow fans to attend all matches of said days, whereas the second day tickets are 2 types: the first will allow fans to attend the first 3 matches of the second day. The second type will allow fans to attend the last match of the day, given that the stadium will be emptied before said match.
An extraordinary championship
The 15th edition of the IHF Super Globe is hosted in the Kingdom with the largest number of teams participating since the launch of the Championship in 1997. â€¨This is the third year in a row where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosts it. The first was in Dammam in 2019 and Barcelona took the title home and the second time, in Jeddah last year 2021 where SC Magdeburg won the title. In addition to champions of the 7 continents alongside the championship title holder and 3 teams invited by the International Handball Federation.