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Croatia face France in European Men’s Handball Championship opener

Croatia face France in European Men’s Handball Championship opener

(Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

Croatia has arrived in Hungary ahead of the 2022 EHF European Men’s Handball Championship which will be played in Hungary and Slovakia from 13 to 30 January 2022. 

Captain Domagoj Duvnjak and Luka Cindrić recently tested positive for Covid-19 after a negative test, Duvnjak was able to travel with the squad on Tuesday. Cindrić will join the squad when he tests negative, the Croatian Handball Federation said. 

Croatia is draw in a group with Serbia, France and Ukraine and will play their group matches in Szeged, Hungary. 

They start their 2022 EHF European Men’s Handball Championships against Olympic champions France on Thursday, 13 January. Croatia then play Serbia on 15 January before playing Ukraine in the final group game on 17 January.

Croatia, who were finalists last year, will be playing in their 15th European Championships.

Croatia squad: 

1. IVAN PEŠIĆ – TVB 1898 STUTTGART

2. MATE ŠUNJIĆ – US IVRY HANDBALL

3. MATEJ MANDIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB

4. DAVID MANDIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB

5. LOVRO MIHIĆ – ORLEN WISLA PLOCK

6. IVAN ĆUPIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB

7. FILIP GLAVAŠ – HC TRIMO TREBNJE

8. MARIN ŠIPIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB

9. LEON ŠUŠNJA – ORLEN WISLA PLOCK

10. ŠIME IVIĆ – SC DHfK LEIPZIG

11. IVAN MARTINOVIĆ – TSV HANNOVER-BURGDORF

12. LUKA CINDRIĆ – BARCA

13. DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK – THW KIEL

14. MARKO MAMIĆ – SC DHfK LEIPZIG

15. ZVONIMIR SRNA – RK PPD ZAGREB

16. HALIL JAGANJAC – RK NEXE

17. ANTE GADŽA – HC VARDAR 1961

18. NIKOLA GRAHOVAC – RK PPD ZAGREB

19. TIN LUČIN – ORLEN WISLA PLOCK

Management:

HRVOJE HORVAT, Coach

IVANO BALIĆ, Trainer 

NINOSLAV PAVELIĆ, Goalkeeper trainer 

MILJENKO RAK , Conditioning coach

GORAN KRUŠELJ, Physio 

MATIJA RAJNOVIĆ, Physio

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