The championship of Russia on handball completed ahead of schedule due to coronavirus

the decision was taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee of FGR. “Comprehensively examine the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the world and in Russia, as well as taking into account the relevant decisions of the European handball Federation and International handball Federation, Federal and regional restrictive measures, and the opinion of the Russian handball clubs, the Executive Committee made decisions on competition of the season-2019/20 and the season-2020/2021,” – said in a statement on the Federation website.

the decision on the recognition of Champions of the country among men and women teams “Chekhovian bears” and “Rostov-don”. At the end of the season-2019/20 based on the sporting principle, no team is leaving super League, and the leader of the Higher League won the right to promotion. Next season’s men’s Superleague can be represented by 13 clubs.

the Final four women’s Cup of Russia of a season-2019/20 will be held August 22-23 in Moscow. If you will allow the epidemiological situation will allow to organize a tournament in these terms, it will be cancelled. In this case, the permit in League of Europe Russia will be the team finishing in 5th place in the super League.

Also named the dates of the matches for the Supercup of Russia. 29 Aug 2020 will match that of men and 30 August, among women. The venue of the super Cup matches will be announced separately. The final decision on the holding of these games will be tailored to the epidemiological situation.

“the Federation hoped to the last in one form or another to finish the season in accordance with the sports principles, however, trends in the development of the situation with coronaviruses left no chance to finish the championship even without an audience. FGR will take all possible steps to minimize the impact of the pandemic on the development of handball in our country,” – commented the decision of the President of the RHF Executive Committee Sergey Shishkarev.