World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia name squad, first match Friday
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
Croatia has named its squad for the World Men’s Handball Championship which will be held in Egypt from January 13 to 31, 2021.
Croatia has been preparing for the past 11 days, including victory against Spain in the EHF EURO Cup. Fortunately, major injuries bypassed the national team, just like the coronavirus, and Croatia will travel to Alexandria, where they will play the first round matches, with a stronger team than which started the preparations.
Igor Karačić has joined the national team after passing a medical and star keeper Marin Šego also joins the squad.
This will be the first Handball Championship with 32 teams instead of 24. The 32 teams are split in eight groups of four teams each. Croatia is in Group C alongside Qatar, Japan and Angola with their fist match on Friday against Japan (6 pm Croatian time).
Two days later Croatia faces Angola (6 pm Croatian time) before playing their last group match against Qatar on 19 January.
Croatia has not missed a single world championship and has won one gold (2003), three silver (1995, 2005, 2009), and one bronze (2013).
1 MARIN ŠEGO – MONTPELLIER HB
2 IVAN PEŠIĆ – MC MESHKOV BREST
3 MATE ŠUNJIĆ – US IVRY HANDBALL
4 IVAN ČUPIĆ – RK VARDAR 1961
5 ZLATKO HORVAT – RK METALURG SKOPJE
6 MANUEL ŠTRLEK – TELEKOM VESZPREM HC
7 DAVID MANDIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB
8 ŽELJKO MUSA – SC MAGDEBURG
9 MARINO MARIĆ – MT MELSUNGEN
10 ILIJA BROZOVIĆ–TSV HANNOVER-BURGDORF
11 MARIN ŠIPIĆ – RK PPD ZAGREB
12 LUKA CINDRIĆ–BARCA
13 DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK–THW KIEL
14 JANKO KEVIĆ–RK NEXE
15 IGOR KARAČIĆ -LOMZA VIVE KIELCE
16 MARKO MAMIĆ–SCDHFK LEIPZIG
17 HALIL JAGANJAC–RK NEXE
18 JOSIP ŠARAC – RK CELJE PIVOVARNA LAŠKO
19 IVAN MARTINOVIĆ–HCHANNOVER-BURGDORF
20 LUKA ŠEBETIĆ–TREMBLAY EN FRANCE HANDBALL