The Dutch handball players will play a game for the first time at the end of March in Rotterdam Ahoy. The team is hoping for a record number of spectators in the European Championship qualifying match against Spain.
In Ahoy on Sunday March 29 there will be room for more than ten thousand fans. When the hall is full, that means a spectator's record for a handball player's match in the Netherlands.
"We are proud that our world champions can play in such a beautiful location for so many fans. This is a fantastic opportunity to present handball to a large audience," says Sjors Röttger, general manager of the Dutch Handball Association on Wednesday.
The handball players became world champions for the first time in December by beating Spain in the final in Japan 30-29.
The Spanish women are also the first opponent of Orange after the World Cup on 25 March in Malaga. It is a duel in the qualifying series for the 2020 European Championship, which will be held in December in Denmark and Norway.
The Netherlands and Spain are still unbeaten in group 1 after their first two duels. Both top teams won from Austria and Greece, the other two countries in the group. The top two of the group goes to the European Championship.
📣BREAKING NEWS📣The Orange ladies will play their European Championship qualifying match against Spain in AHOY🔥 on March 29🔥 10,000 Handball fans can see the replay of the World Cup final LIVE🏟 Ticket sales🔖 will start next week, we will announce the date as soon as possible❗️Avatar