Hamdan Sports Complex chosen to host ‘500 Super Final Handball’

Mr. Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Mr. Mohammed Abdulkarim Julfar, President of the UAE Handball Federation, former French handball star Bertrand Gille and Slawek Gebka. (Supplied)

Hamdan Sports Complex will add another feather to its cap when it hosts two of Europe’s biggest club handball teams - nine-time European Champions League winners FC Barcelona Handbol and 2016 continental champions PGE Vive Kielce – in the inaugural “500 Super Final Handball” match.

Host of the 2010 Fina World Swimming Championships, the 15,000-seater Hamdan Sports Complex, which is one of the world’s biggest multi-sport facility in the world, has been chosen as the venue for the first of the five 500 Super Final Handball that will be staged in Dubai every year until 2022.

The 500 Super Final Handball is organised under the aegis of the International Handball Federation and Dubai Sports Council. It will see the winner of the match on December 21 taking home $300,000, while the losing team will get a cheque of $200,000.

The winner this December will also earn the right to play in the second edition of the Super Final in 2019, where they will take on Austria’s Telekom Veszprem HC.

“The 500 Super Final is an ambitious long-term project,” said Slawek Gebka, the owner of the event.

We want to see them enjoy this great sport of handball by producing fantastic entertainment around the game. But most importantly, we want youths here in the UAE to get interested by bringing the world’s best handball players here, and the world’ best clubs,” he added.

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