June 24, 2019

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Handball: the Champions League shakes up the French championship

Times are tough for French clubs on the European scene. After losing a place in the Champions League, the European Federation (EHF) having decided to retain only the PSG and Montpellier and Nantes and Chambéry EHF Cup, the continental authorities will force the NHL to change its habits. Thu.

According to the newspaper L'Equipe, the EHF has indeed endorsed its plan to fix the Champions League matches on Wednesday and Thursday from 2020-2021 instead of Saturdays and Sundays in force for several years. A decision that should upset the organization of the Starligue championship. Since the 2014-2015 season and the partnership signed with beIN Sport, the matches of the championship of France take place on Wednesday and Thursday evening. The National Handball League (NHL), via its president Olivier Girault, and the representatives of beIN Sport should try to be heard by the European authorities, but there is a good chance that Starligue matches will find the niche of the week from the 2020-2021 season.