lolcraft wrote:I don't even know how it works with the money. Some countries are far away but there were games between teams from closer countries, like Portugal and France. How hard could it be to travel between them? It's not like it's Kazakhstan.
Here is a bit of an article on it (hope it works?): http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... il-tyrkiet
I hope it's just a clumsy translation because I don't like the "we have decided to move both games". I am sure the other team has a saying in it as well?
lolcraft wrote:I'm curious how people in handball see this, because I searched the Internet and couldn't find any discussions or remarks about this disturbing aspect. Everyone is very quiet. Why make so many competitions (3 or even 4 until recently), with access lists based on dubious and unsettled criteria, when so many teams can't or are not allowed to even chances.
I can only guess that non-participation will mean sanctions against the team or even the national association of that team. On the other hand the governing body probably wants to have as many teams and countries taking part as possible - because it looks 'good'.