Anticipation builds ahead of ANOC World Beach Games Draw

DOHA, The draw of handball and football events at the ANOC World Beach Games, Qatar 2019 will be held at the QOC headquarters on Tuesday.

The international beach multi-sport event is organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and hosted by the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) from October 12 -16 in Doha.

The draw will be attended by QOC Secretary General HE Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, ANOC Secretary General Ms. Gunilla Lindberg and representatives of the participating IFs.

Men’s Handball event will bring together 12 teams including Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, Oman, Sweden, Tunisia, Uruguay, USA and hosts Qatar while Women’s event will bring together 12 teams including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Tunisia, USA and Vietnam.

Moreover, 16 teams will participate in Men’s football event including Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, Iran, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Paraguay, Russia, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, UAE, Ukraine, Uruguay and Senegal while Women’s event will feature the participation of 8 nations including Brazil, Cape Verde, Spain, Britain, Mexico, Paraguay, Russia and USA.

The two football events will be held at Katara beach while the two handball events will be staged at Al Gharafa Venue.

The Games will feature about 1230 athletes from more than 90 National Olympic Committees who will be competing in 14 disciplines in 13 sports at Katara and Al Gharafa beach and aspire venues.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee