As a European champion, Vardar got a chance to play the unofficial world club championship – the Super Globe – for the 2nd time. Organized by the International Handball Federation (IHF), the tournament will be held on 27.08-31.08 in Saudi Arabia.
Vardar will play this tournament together with Al Wahda (Saudi Arabia), Barcelona (the current champion), Zamalek (Egypt), Sidney (Australia), Taubate (Brazil), New York (USA), Al Mudhar (Saudi Arabia), Kiel (Germany). There are two groups and the teams will play according to the elimination principle.
Vardar will directly play the ¼ finals against the winner of the match Al Mudhar – New York. Considering that the red-black team is a favourite, we expect they will secure placement in the ½ finals. Our possible rival in the ½ finals will be Kiel from Germany.
The Germans got a "special invitation" by the host and they will play qualification matches against the team from Sidney. The winner of the ¼ final should play against Zamalek. The winner will play the ½ final.
Two years ago, Vardar also played the Super Globe and won the 3rd place. We lost from Barcelona in the ½ final. The red-black team will play this tournament as a European champion. At the moment, Vardar is preparing in Trebinje (Bosnia and Herzegovina), where they will play a tournament.
Schedule of Super Globe matches.