The reigning Hungarian League Champion and perennial EHF Champions League participant Veszprem will take on Danish 1st Division side Viborg in an exhibition match in London on 25 August. The match is being sponsored by WorldHandball.com www.worldhandball.com and is intended to help broaden the exposure of the sport as they continue their preparation for the London Olympics in 2012. The venue for the match is the Crystal Palace and the England National Team will play against a UK all-star team prior to the main event
This match is likely the highest level club handball match to ever take place in a non-traditional handball nation. The move mimics the efforts of several American sports leagues which have staged games in Europe and Asia as well as European Soccer sides which have gone on tour. Hopefully, this will be just the start of a marketing wave that will see matches take place in other locales around the world.
Veszprem Website: http://www.mkbveszprem.hu/
Viborg Website: http://www.vhk.dk/