Beach handball

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Goal shot in a beach handball game

Beach handball (sometimes called Sandball) is a team sport where two teams pass and bounce a ball, trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. The game is similar to team handball, but it is played on sand instead of in a sports hall. Matches are played in two or three sets, depending on when a team wins their second set of the game. If the goalkeeper scores a goal this counts as two points, compared to a goal scored by an outfield player which counts as 1 point. The sport is not to be confused with volleyball.

As of September 2014, Brazil is ranked the number 1 country in the world, and is the winner of the world championship in both men's and women's divisions at the 2014 Beach Handball World Championships.[1]

See also


  1. "Beach Handball Carnival on the beach of Recife". 2014-07-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  1. Croatia 2011 European Men's and Women's Beach Handball Champions

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