Handball World Cup 2015 in Qatar begins
After a spectacular opening ceremony with great fireworks, the Handball World Cup 2015 began on the 15th of January 2015 in Qatar. As a venue, the newly constructed modern Lusail Hall offered an impressive frame. Following keynotes by HE the chairman of the championship’s organising committee Sheikh Jooan bin Hamad al-Thani and the president of the International Handball Federation Hassan Mustafa, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani gave the start signal for the world’s biggest Handball tournament.
Subsequently, the sportive part began – host Qatar faced the squad from Brazil. The result: The Emirate won after a superior performance 28:23.