"Last Chance" Home Matches

Auburn, Alabama

March 07, 2015 12 a.m. (ET)

– The Pan American Team Handball Federation announced on December 23, 2014, that the Repêchage, or "Last Chance", Tournament to decide the final teams for the 2015 Pan American Games would be a home and away series between the United States and Uruguay. 

The home matches will be played in Auburn, Alabama, in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, on March 7, 2015. The Women's match will begin at 5:30 pm CST, and the Men's match at 8 pm CST. Team USA will then travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, to play the Men's and Women's away matches on March 14, 2015. 

Both the Men's and Women's teams must win both "home" and "away" matches, or finish the series with a positive goal differential, in order qualify for the 2015 Pan Am Games to be held July 7-26, 2015, in Toronto. 

The Women's National Team will look to carry their confidence from finishing first in the 2014 Winter Classic into the Repêchage, while the Men's Team looks to bounce back from a 27-23 loss to Uruguay in the 2014 Pan Am Handball Championships last June.

In June 2011, the U.S. Men's Team defeated Uruguay and Guatemala to finish first in the "Last Chance" Tournament (Guatemala City), and qualify for the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. They went on to finish seventh (1-0-4) in the Pan Am Games.

The Women's Team last qualified for the Pan Am Games by winning the Canada vs. United States Series in December 2010. They finished eighth in the 2011 Pan Am Games.

Please check usateamhandball.org for updates leading up to this event!

Updated: January 26, 2015