The former Handball world champion Michael Kraus will not play at the home world Cup in 2019. National coach Christian Prokop waived the 35-year-old playmaker of the TVB Stuttgart, is currently taking a break with a hand injury, in his provisional squad for the tournament. The injury was one “of the reasons. It carries a risk,” Prokop said non-nomination.

Among the 28 nominated players another world champion in 2007, is located instead in the goalkeeper Johannes Bitter. The 36-Year-old had not played his last international game of 2014, but surprisingly, in the advanced EM squad in 2018. In the tournament he took part, however. The 21-year-old Marian Michalczik of GWD Mindet Procopius omitted. From a total of 28 players per capita income up to the world Cup must Start at 10. January 16 players for the tournament called.

“Jogi is a player that has very strong acceptance and experience,” said Prokop on the surprising nomination Bitters. The Keeper could protect in the case of an injury and the team to “strengthen the back. He is motivated to 100 per cent.” The goal of the national coach called both Bitter, Andreas Wolff, Silvio Heinevetter and Dario Quenstedt.

Prokop had “a small telephone Marathon” and were not “only happy news”. Led his team captain Uwe Gensheimer. In addition, the Coach sets in the extended array of five circle runner. For the right winger Position, he nominated Tobias Reichmann and Patrick Groetzki.

this Wednesday, the DHB-selection will be your first world Cup test game in Rostock, Germany against Poland. Pushes the 16 for this game of pre-nominated players, the last long-injured champion of Europe, Paul Drux. “Certainly, we can say that these 17 positions at the Moment have a small advantage over the other,” said Prokop.

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