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) can even play their first tour matches in Group E there.
In an interview with ARD, nationwide coach Alfred Gislason spoke about an fascinating group and likewise mentioned that the objective is to win the group: “We’re placing factors into the fundamental spherical, so in fact we wish to get as many as attainable.”
The World Handball Championship can be held from January 11 to 29, 2023
The preliminary stage is performed in eight teams of 4. The prime three will advance to 4 fundamental round-robin teams of six groups in every case. If Germany advance, reigning champions Denmark, Norway and Croatia could possibly be the opponents right here. Starting from the quarter-finals, solely the prime two groups from the fundamental stage will advance to the play-offs.
So far, 27 of the 32 individuals have been recognized, solely the prime 5 of the upcoming African Championship have been lacking. The sport 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 in opposition to Qatar on January 13, in opposition to Serbia on January 15 and in opposition to Africa on January 17. The German nationwide team certified for the finals of the World Cup for the thirteenth time in a row.
Long-term objective for 2024 European Championship: ‘Lots of potential’
When requested about his objectives for the World Cup, the nationwide coach harassed in an interview with Sportschau that the team is nonetheless in a large shake-up: “We are definitely not amongst the prime 4 or 5 in the world at the second. We have considerably rejuvenated the team. But we performed effectively this 12 months regardless of many failures, particularly in the final European Championship. The team has nice potential and a very brilliant 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 end in the 25 tournaments held thus far. DHB males’s indoor handball team received the world championship thrice: in 1938, 1978 and 2007.