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Handball is a team sport usually played with seven players on each team one of whom is a goalie, the object of the game is to throw the ball into the opposing team's goal. There are usually two 30 minute periods at the end of the game the team with the most goals wins.

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Sports; Handball

Handball, also known as team handball, European handball or Olympic handball, is a team sport where two teams with 7 players pass the ball and try to throw it in the other team's goal. There is 6m ...

six-meter line

Sports; Handball

The semi-circle that is in front of the goal that is six meters from the goal.

standing throw

Sports; Handball

A standing throw is a throw where the offensive player is standing with both feet on the ground. This is a hard throw taken by a player who is a fair distance away from the goal. But because he is ...

start of game

Sports; Handball

The two captains of the teams toss a coin to determine which team will get the ball first. A player from the winning team will start the ball at center court and pass it to a teammate.


Sports; Handball

A player is suspended from the game for a period of two-minutes, for a serious rules violation or for un-sportsmanlike conduct. The player is usually given a warning first. The referee raises his arm ...

team time-out

Sports; Handball

A team asks for a one-minute time-out by holding up a green card.


Sports; Handball

This is a technical foul and is given out for unsportsmanlike conduct. A technical results in the loss of a point. (See Rules of the Game)

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