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Croatia announces squad for World Handball Championship and plays opening game on Friday

Croatia announces squad for World Handball Championship and plays opening game on Friday

(Photo credit: © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

The 2023 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship is being held from 11-29 January in Sweden and Poland.

Croatia is in Group G with Egypt, Morocco and USA.

Their first match will take place on Friday, 13 January against Egypt at 8:30 pm.

Next up for Croatia will be USA on Sunday, 15 January again at 8:30 pm.

They will play Morocco in their final game on Tuesday, 17 January at 8:30 pm.

If Croatia finishes among the top eight they will qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

Croatia announces squad for World Handball Championship and plays opening game on Friday

Igor KARAČIĆ, Croatia vs Israel, Croatia Cup 2023 Poreč, Croatia, 08.01.2023 (Photo credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

Croatia warmed up for the World Championships by winning the Croatia Cup with wins over North Macedonia and Israel.

Today, Croatia coach Hrvoje Horvat announced his squad of 19.

CROATIA

DOMINIK KUZMANOVI – RK NEXE
DINO SLAVI – RK PPD ZAGREB
MATE ŠUNJI – US IVRY HANDBALL
MARIN JELINI – RK NEXE
LOVRO MIHI – ORLEN WISLA PLOCK
FILIP GLAVAŠ – RK TRIMO TREBNJE
PAOLO KRALJEVI – RK PPD ZAGREB
ŽELJKO MUSA – RK PPD ZAGREB
MARIN ŠIPI – HC KRIENS – LUZERN
NIKOLA GRAHOVAC – RK PPD ZAGREB
LEON ŠUŠNJA – ORLEN WISLA PLOCK
DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK – THW KIEL
LUKA CINDRI – BARCA
IGOR KARAI – HC LOMZA VIVE KIELCE
ZVONIMIR SRNA – RK PPD ZAGREB
JOSIP ŠARAC – FRISCH AUF GÖPPINGEN
IVAN MARTINOVI – MT MELSUNGEN
LUKA ŠEBETI – GWD MINDEN
JAKOV GOJUN – RK PPD ZAGREB

HRVOJE HORVAT, COACH
IVANO BALI, TRAINER
NINOSLAV PAVELI, GOAL KEEPER TRAINER
ŠIME TOMAŠEVI, CONDITIONING COACH
ŽELJKO KERCEL, PHYSIO
FILIP ŠIMUNOVI, PHYSIO
DOMAGOJ GAJSKI, DOCTOR
SILVIJA JURATOVAC, MT TRAINER
IVICA UDOVII, DIRECTOR
IVICA MARAŠ, SPOKESMAN AND TEAM MANAGER
ZDRAVKO MIRILOVI, TECHNICAL

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