The two federations have informed the European Handball Federation of their intention before the set deadline and will now prepare their application in the coming months.
It was recently reported that Russia is looking to make an offer to host the tournament in 2026 or 2028.
Interested national federations have until the end of April next year to submit their application files to the EHF, before a decision to allocate hosting rights is taken at the congress. of the EHF in November 2021.
France organized the IHF Men’s World Championships in 2017, then the Women’s EHF Euro in 2018. The Men’s EHF Euro took place in Switzerland in 2006.