Handball in Croatia

Handball in Croatia

Handball consists of two team each with seven players. Players can run with the ball but must stop every three steps and not move again for another three seconds. After the three seconds they can move three more steps. 


When playing Handball you can dislodge the ball from another player but you are not allowed to hit pull or punch the ball. They use the ball to hurt other players or make contact with the ball below their knees. If this occurs the other team gets a free throw. 

A game is thirty minutes long with a ten minute half time an hour long with two thirty minute halves and a ten minute half time. The game is started at the  center of the court with a Jump Ball.

Origin of Handball

Modern handball was first played in Scandinavia towards the end of the 19th century. Handball was first recognized as a sport in 1910. Field handball has not been played in the Olympics


Handball in the Olympics

Olympic handball is played in the summer games. In the 2012 summer Olympics in London Croatia won the bronze medal behind Sweden with the silver medal, and France with the gold. 

The World Championship

Every two years there is a men's handball world championship. Croatia is ranked 7th in the world with five totals medals. In 1st is France with 5 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 3 bronze medals for a total of 9 medals. 

Scoring in handball

A goal can be scored in handball by the ball crossing the goal line. A goal can be scored by a free-throw, a throw-in, a throw-off, or a goal-throw. 


Field dimensions

In handball the court is 40 meters long by 20 meters wide, all of the lines on the court are 5 centimeters thick except for the goal line which is 3 centimeters thick.


Croatia

Croatia sits on the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Hungary. 

The largest city in Croatia is Zagreb, which has an arena which has many sports including hockey, and handball.

Fouls

When a player commits a foul, the other team can get a free throw. These fouls can occur by dislodging the ball by punching, hitting or pulling the ball away from another player. They can also be committed by a player moving when they are not supposed to. 

Equipment

The equipment used in the game is a ball, a court, and the two goals. The ball weighs about 16 ounces and has a 23-24 inch circumference. 

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