Beach World Championship draw held in Recife
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Both Australian Beach Handball Men's and Women's teams were drawn in Group A for the World Championship to be held in Brazil.

Conducted by Giampiero Masi, Chairman of the Beach Handball Working Group of the International Handball Federation, and Mr Manoel Oliveira, President of the Brazilian Handball Federation, the preliminary round groups of the Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships in Brazil (22 to 27 July) were drawn on Friday (9 May) in Recife, the hosting city of the World Championships.

Host Brazil will face Uruguay, Oman, Serbia, Denmark and Australia in Group A of the men's tournament. Defending women’s World Champion Brazil will play against Italy, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Uruguay and Norway in Group A of the women's tournament.

The result of the draw event:

Men’s Tournament:

Group A: URU, OMA, SRB, DEN, AUS, BRA

Group B: ARG, QAT, EGY, RUS,ESP, CRO

Women’s Tournament:

Group A: ITA, TPE, AUS, URU, NOR, BRA

Group B: ESP, THA, ARG, UKR, DEN, HUN

The competition system is organized in three phases. In the preliminary round, the teams will be divided into two groups of 6 teams each. The best three teams from each group will play against each other in the main round. The best four teams will then qualify for the final stage – semi-finals and medal matches.