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Beach Handball

Just like in beach volleyball and football, beach handball emerged from the original game. In beach handball, too, the traditional sport's variation, consistent with lifestyle and beach culture, fits in perfectly with its environment. Played on sand by teams of four - with four substitute players per team - the action on the small court (27 by 12 meters) is fast, at times even furious. Extra points are awarded for particularly spectacular goals: for those scored in-flight, through a penalty or by a goalkeeper.
Games go over two halves of 10 minuteseach. There is always a winner in beach handball: a 'golden goal' rule applies in a draw for the half; should each team win a half, the game is decided by a 'shoot-out' - a field player going up against the goalkeeper.
International Handball Federation
Homepage of the German Handball Association


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