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2019 Asian Beach Handball: PH downs Afghanistan for a breakthrough win
by Waylon Galvez
Andrew Harris and Mark Vincent Dubouzet came through with solid performances as the two powered the Philippines to a 2-0 win over Afghanistan in the 2019 Asian Beach Handball Championship Sunday afternoon in Weihai, China.
Also, Harris, former team captain of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in the UAAP, fired 14 points.
In comparison, Dubouzet contributed 12 points for the national team, which improved its record to 1-1 after losing its opening match to defending champion Qatar (2-0) last Saturday.
The team of coach Jana Franquelli will next face Vietnam Monday afternoon.
“It was a good win for the team, a very big win actually considering we’re relatively new in the sport of handball,” said Franquelli, who is joined by Luzviminda Pacubas, Aurora Adriano, and JC Pangilinan in the coaching staff.
“The adjustment we made not only for this game against Afghanistan but also before the tournament when we got new players, now we are seeing good results. So we’re hoping that we can continue to improve, and if we can get a few more wins then that’s good,” Franquelli added.
by Waylon Galvez
The national handball team missed a chance to play in the gold medal match after losing to Dream Team, 2-0, in the semifinal round of the 2018 International Beach Handball Grand-Prix yesterday in Weihai, China.
The coach Jana Franquelli surprised many when it barged into the semifinals after it finished with a 4-2 record in Group B behind Chinese Taipei in the 13-team field tournament.
So The Filipinos defeated China’s club teams from Shandong (2-0), Guangdong (2-1), Zhejiang (2-0), and Shanxi (2-1), but fell against Chinese Taipei (2-0) and Shanghai of China (2-0).
Above all, the Dream Team, composed of players from the USA, Croatia, Australia, Uruguay, New Zealand, and Brazil, topped Group A, followed by Vietnam, which edged Taipei’s other semifinal match, 2-1.
The national team eventually placed fourth following a 2-0 defeat to Taipei in the bronze medal battle.
“We tried our very best, but the Dream Team, it’s like our Gilas Pilipinas playing against the Dream Team of Michael Jordan,” said Franquelli. “They are really strong and experienced team.”
“But to make it to the semifinals, to show that we can play against the best, is already a big accomplishment for the players. This is a big morale booster for their confidence,” added Franquelli.
The handball national team includes Jamael Pangandaman, Nathan Tee Ten, Gab Pascual, Mac Valdez, Dan Varela, Jacob Baccay, Carlo Preza, Wes Telan, John Tabigue, and Phoenix Jayloni.
“We’re proud on the performance of the players,” said Franquelli, who has Aurora Adriano and Luzviminda Pacubas in his coaching staff, while Steve Hontiveros – the president of the PH Handball Federation – is the head of the delegation.
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot while Dalibor Doder (L) and Jonas Larholm (R) of Sweden can watch on during the Men’s Handball preliminaries group A match between France and Sweden on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 6, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Handball and Futsal Court Sizings
It’s important to note that Handball and Futsal Courts are almost identical. Also, there is a slight variation with international sizings. Below from Wikipedia
Handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters (130 × 66 ft) With a goal in the center of each end. Hence the goals are surrounded by a near-semicircular area. Called the zone or the crease. Defined by a line six meters from the goal. Also, a dashed near-semicircular line nine meters from the goal marks the free-throw line. While each line on the court is part of the area, it encompasses. Yet this implies that the middle line belongs to both halves at the same time.
Each goal has a rectangular clearance area of three meters in width and two meters in height. Yet it must be securely bolted either to the floor or the wall behind.
The three sides of the beams visible from the playing field must be painted alternatively, in two c on resting colors, which both have to contrast against the background. Hence the colors on both goals must be the same.
Also, each goal must feature a net. Hence this must be fastened in such away. That a ball is thrown into does not leave or pass the goal under normal circumstances. While if necessary, a second net may be clasped to the back of the net on the inside.
The crease surrounds the goals. This area is delineated by two-quarter circles with a radius of six meters around each goal post’s far corners. Also, a connecting line parallels to the goal line.
While only the defending goalkeeper is allowed inside this zone, however, the court players may catch and touch the ball in the air. Within it, as long as the player starts his jump outside the zone. And releases the ball before he lands (landing inside the perimeter is allowed in this case as long as the ball has been released).
Suppose a player contacts the ground inside the goal perimeter. Or the line surrounding the perimeter. He must take the most direct path out of it. However, should a player cross the zone to gain an advantage (e.g., better position), his team cedes the ball.
Similarly, violation of the zone by a defending player is penalized only if he does to defend.
Outside of one long edge of the playing field to both sides of the middle line are the substitution areas for each team. The areas usually contain the benches as seating opportunities. Team officials, substitutes, and suspended players must wait within this area.
The area always lies to the same side as the team’s own goal. During half-time, substitution areas are swapped. Any player entering or leaving the play must cross the substitution line, which is part of the side line and extends 4.5 meters from the middle line to the team’s side.
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The pitch is made up of wood or artificial material, or a similar surface, although any flat, smooth and non-abrasive material may be used.
The pitch length is in the range of 38–42 m (42–46 yd), and the width is in the range of 20–25 m (22-27 yd) in international matches. For other matches, it can be 25–42 m (27–46 yd) in length, while the width can be 16–25 m (17-27 yd), as long as the length of the longer boundary lines (touchlines) is greater than, the shorter boundaries where the goals are placed (goal lines).
The “standard” size court for an international is 40 × 20 m (44 × 22 yds).
The ceiling must be at least 4 m (4 yds) high. A rectangular goal is positioned in the middle of each goal line. The vertical goalposts’ inner edges must be 3 m (3 yds) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2 m (2.2 yds) above the ground. Nets made of hemp, jute, or nylon are attached to the goalposts and crossbar’s back. The lower part of the nets is attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support. The goal’s depth is 80 cm (31 in) at the top and 1 m (3.3 ft) at the bottom.
The penalty mark is six meters from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. The second penalty mark is 10 meters (11 yds) from the goal line when it reaches the goalposts’ middle. A penalty kick from the penalty spot is awarded if a player commits a foul inside the penalty area.
The second penalty spot is used if a player commits his team’s sixth foul in the opposing team’s half of his half in the area bordered by the halfway line and an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line passing through the second penalty mark; the free-kick is taken from the second penalty mark.
Any standard team handball pitch can be used for futsal, including goals and floor markings.
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