The biggest games of the year for handball start this week as Canada’s men’s and women’s national teams start the Road to Tokyo when they face the United States on September 2nd and 5th with the winner earning a ticket to the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru. That tournament acts as the qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The first leg of the home and away series will take place at Auburn University in Alabama on Sunday September 2nd at 4pm and 6pm. The final matchday will be on Wednesday September 5th at the Claude-Robillard Sports Center in Montreal. The women start the action at 7pm with the men starting at 9pm (all times in EST).
The winner will be decided by total aggreggate goals over the two games. The loser wil then advance to a last chance competiton against the teams listed below.
Men’s 2nd Chance Tourney: Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia and USA/Canada loser
Women’s 2nd Chance Tourney: Chile, Mexico, Guatemala and USA/Canada loser
Games will be livestreamed on the IHF Facbook page. Tickets for both matches in Montreal are available for only $15
Sunday, 2 September at Auburn
USA – Canada (Women) 3:00 PM (Central Time)
USA – Canada (Men) 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Wednesday, 5 September at Montreal
USA – Canada (Women) 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
USA – Canada (Men) 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)