16 referee pairs from four continents will officiate the matches at the 2019 Men’s World Championship in Denmark and Germany. The International Handball Federation has announced the list of nominations - including one pair each, representing the two organizers of the event: Martin Gjeding and Mads Hansen from Denmark and Robert Schulze/Tobias Tönnies from Germany.
All of those 32 referees have successfully passed the preparation workshop three weeks ago in Frankfurt and Wetzlar (Germany), where an overall of 19 pairs had been tested by the IHF Referee and Playing Rules Commission members, headed by the Spanish Chairman Ramon Gallego.
All referees will attend a final preparation just a few days before the World Championship will be thrown-off in Berlin and Copenhagen on 10 January 2019.
Following referee pairs have been nominated by the IHF:
Julian Lopez Grillo/Sebastián Lenci (ARG)
Matija Gubica/Boris Milosevic (CRO)
Vaclav Horacek/Jiri Novotny (CZE)
Martin Gjeding/Mads Hansen (DEN)
Oscar Raluy/Angel Sabroso (ESP)
Karim Gasmi/ Raouf Gasmi (FRA)
Robert Schulze/Tobias Tönnies (GER)
Majid Kolahdouzan/Alireza Mousavian (IRI)
Gjorgji Nachevski/Slave Nikolov (MKD)
Ivan Pavicevic/Milos Raznatovic (MNE)
Havard Kleven/Lars Jorum (NOR)
Duarte Santos/Ricardo Fonseca (POR)
Bojan Lah/David Sok (SLO)
Arthur Brunner/Morad Salah (SUI)
Mirza Kurtagic/Mattias Wetterwik (SWE)
Ismail Boualloucha/Ramzi Khenissi (TUN)