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Handball, known as team handball in the United States, is a team sport played between two teams of 7 players with an oval on a rectangular field 40 meters long and 20 meters wide with goals at either end. The team in possession of the ball (the offense) attempts to advance down the field by running with, dribbling or passing the ball.

The team that has scored the most points by the end of the game wins. The team can score by shooting a goal.

American football evolved from early forms of rugby (particularly rugby union) and association football (soccer), with the first game played on November 6, 1869. Rule changes from 1880 on by Walter Camp included the snap, 11-a-side teams and downs; further rule changes legalized the forward pass and created the neutral zone along the width of the football.

Today, Handball is one of the most popular sport at the world, where the Handball-Bundesliga (HB) is the most popular league.

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Arpad Sterbik
Arpad Sterbik
B.  (1979-11-20) November 20, 1979 (age 38)

Arpad Sterbik Capar (Hungarian: Sterbik Árpád, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛrbik ˈaːrpaːd]; [Арпад Штербик / Arpad Šterbik] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); born 20 November 1979) is a Spanish professional handball goalkeeper who plays for RK Vardar and the Spanish national team.

Born in Senta, Serbia, Sterbik is a Serbian of Hungarian descent and holds Spanish citizenship post naturalization process. Internationally he has represented Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and Spain, winning a World Championship bronze medal and one gold. On club level, he has league and cup titles both in Hungary and Spain, and most notably he won the EHF Champions League, the premier continental club competition in Europe. His performances were acknowledged several times, having been named Hungarian Handballer of the Year in 2002 and IHF World Player of the Year in 2005.

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Championships 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Olympic Games Host Japan Tokyo
Days left 925
Year 2020
World Men's Championship Host  France  Denmark /  Germany  Egypt  Poland /  Sweden
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Year 2017 2019 2021 2023
World Women's Championship Host  Germany  Japan  Spain  Denmark /  Norway /  Sweden
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Year 2017 2019 2021 2023
European Men's Championship Host  Croatia  Austria /  Norway /  Sweden
Days left Underway 925 1655
Year 2018 2020 2022
European Women's Championship Host  France  Denmark /  Norway
Days left Underway 925 1655
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