German handball gamers will face Qatar, Serbia and the fifth African Championship at the World Cup in January 2023.
This was the results of the draw held on Saturday (July 2, 2022) in Katowice, Poland. The qualifiers of the German Handball Association (DHB) may also play their first tour matches in Group E there.
In an interview with ARD, nationwide coach Alfred Gislason spoke about an attention-grabbing group and likewise mentioned that the objective is to win the group: “We’re placing factors into the fundamental spherical, so after all we wish to get as many as doable.”
The World Handball Championship can be held from January 11 to 29, 2023
The preliminary stage is performed in eight teams of 4. The high three from every group advance to 4 fundamental spherical robin teams of six groups every. If Germany advance, reigning champions Denmark, Norway and Croatia might be the opponents right here. Only the high two groups from the fundamental spherical advance to the playoffs, beginning with the quarterfinals.
So far, 27 of the 32 contributors have been recognized, solely the high 5 of the upcoming African Championship had been lacking. The recreation will happen in 9 cities, 5 in Sweden (Stockholm, Malmö, Jönköping, Kristianstad, Gothenburg) and 4 in Poland (Katowice, Kraków, Płock, Gdańsk).
Germany will play their Group E preliminary matches at the 11,000+ capability Spodek Arena in Katowice. The video games can be performed on January 13 in opposition to Qatar, on January 15 in opposition to Serbia and on January 17 in opposition to the consultant of Africa. The German nationwide team certified for the finals of the World Cup for the thirteenth time in a row.
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When requested about his objectives for the World Cup, the nationwide coach emphasised in an interview with Sportschau that the team is nonetheless in a huge shake-up: “We are actually not amongst the high 4 or 5 in the world at the second. We have considerably rejuvenated the team. But we performed nicely this 12 months regardless of many failures, particularly in the final European Championship. The team has nice potential and a very vibrant futureGislason mentioned and is already trying ahead to the 2024 European Championship in his nation.
The DHB team is in twelfth place at the 2021 World Cup in Egypt
Ghislson will not have a lot probability to work with the gamers till subsequent January’s World Cup. The subsequent DHB course doesn’t begin till the autumn, and there can be no obligatory video games for the nationwide team till the new 12 months, as Germany is not obliged to qualify as the host of the 2024 European Championship.
At the final World Cup in Egypt in 2021, Germany completed solely twelfth – the worst place in the 25 tournaments performed thus far. The DHB males’s indoor handball team has been world champion 3 times: in 1938, 1978 and 2007.