M18 EHF Championship hosts

M18 EHF Championships will be played In Israel, Romania and Latvia. In Israel, the host city will be Tel Aviv, in Romania matches will be played in Craiova and in Latvia the host will be the capital city Riga. The tournament in Israel will be played from 7-13 August and tournaments in Latvia and Romania from 8-14 August 2022. 

Click the link below to learn more about the tournaments and the hosts.




Tel Aviv


Two groups of four teams will meet in Tel Aviv from 7-13 August 2022. The draw, which took place in February 2022 at the EHF Office in Vienna divided the teams into the following groups: 

The full schedule for the M18 EHF Championship in Israel is available here


Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest metropolitan area, serves as a hub for innovation, culture and creativity. “Tel Aviv Nonstop City” is more than just a slogan. With the city’s beautiful beaches, diverse cultural scene, top-notch cuisine, and vibrant nightlife, there’s always something to see and do here. The city serves as a meeting point between old and new, reflecting tradition and history while embracing innovation, pluralism and diversity. Here you can be whoever you want to be - whether you’re a party-goer, culture enthusiast, or just like to chill - Tel Aviv has a place for you.


All games will be held in the Shlomo Group Arena, which has a capacity of 3,504 people. The Arena offers the best possible conditions for hosting sporting events. The arena has an equipped VIP room, expansive dressing and production rooms, a media and press room, a state of the art management and control system, a central LED cube, and many other services that make it one of the most modern covered arenas in the central region of the country. 

Among others, the arena is used as the home court for the Hapoel Tel-Aviv basketball club, and since its establishment has hosted various sporting events such as the handball state cup final and the Israeli handball team’s tournaments, as well as Israel’s tennis team’s matches as part of the Davis Cup.

The Arena is compatible with people with disabilities and handicaps, is equipped with the most modern systems, and is located in an extremely strategic location for events of all kinds.



Romanian city Craiova will host one of the three M18 EHF Championships in the summer of 2022. Here is how the dance of the balls during the draw divided eight teams into two groups.

The full schedule of the M18 EHF Championship in Romania is available here


Craiova is Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County and is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. It is a longstanding political centre and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and the River Danube (south). Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of Oltenia. 

Close to the city archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman fortress built under Trajan. From the late 15th to the 18th century Craiova was the residence of the military governors of the region. The city prospered as a regional trading centre despite an earthquake in 1790, a plague in 1795, and a Turkish assault in 1802 during which it was burned. The oldest remaining architectural monument is the St. Dimitru church, rebuilt several times but still a likeness of the original erected in 1652.


Sala Polivalenta of Craiova is a multi-purpose indoor arena. It has a seating capacity of 4,215 spectators. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the new Ion Oblemenco Stadium. It is used as a local base for the men's and women's basketball, handball and volleyball teams of the SCM Universitatea Craiova.

In addition to handball, volleyball and basketball courts, the Sala Polivalenta is equipped with six locker rooms for athletes and three locker rooms for referees, two recovery rooms with sauna and jacuzzi, a fitness room and a three-colour heating room. athletics.

The Polyvalent Hall also has a medical office and an anti-doping centre, a media centre for radio and TV broadcasts, 25 press stations connected to the Internet, equipped with TV sockets and monitors with real-time images from the competition hall. There is a special room for conferences and interviews, as well as a room for sports federations.



Latvia and its capital Riga are hosting a Younger Age Category event for the second year in a row. After M19, eight teams in the M18 category will head to Riga this year. The draw divided them into the following groups: 

The full schedule of the M18 EHF Championship in Latvia is available here

Tickets are available via from 1 August (only online).

More information about the event can be found here: 


Riga - Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the crown jewel of Latvia but also of the Baltics. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga has more than 600 000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Baltic States.

Riga is also known as an architectural jewel – a city where you can see churches from the city’s origins, medieval buildings in the Old Town, unique examples of Art Nouveau, as well as wooden architecture that has survived the centuries and modern architectural jewels.


A multifunctional sports centre suitable for practice facilities and for organising national and international competitions in basketball, volleyball, handball, football, track and field athletics, gymnastics, wrestling, and other sports. The centre comprises six sports halls, a gym and two fitness halls for various fitness and physiotherapy workouts.

The sports hall, also known as the Great Basketball Hall, is a popular and well-equipped venue for various international basketball and other sports tournaments and competitions. The sports hall of Rimi Olympic Centre has 830 seats.