Ten fun facts about Handball
Handball is said to be a combination of football, basketball and water polo.
There are two referees leading the game; goal line referee and court referee.
Unlike other sports, handball players are not restricted with number of faults.
There's also beach handball which is played on a smaller sand court and its popularity is increasing with more teams joining in.
The size of the ball differs in men's and women's handball. For children, the ball is even smaller and usually softer to avoid injuries.
The origins of the game are thought to date back to ancient Greece.
Handball is the second largest sport in Europe.
The goalkeeper is the only one allowed to be within the goal line. Players of opposing teams can't pass the line though the goalkeeper can move outside of it.
In a common American version, a player is allowed to move only one step before he pass the ball to another player.
A player canít hold the ball for longer than 3 seconds and canít move more than 3 steps holding it.
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