The first half was weak, then they moved away: The German handball players have passed their General test before the world Championships at home. The team of national coach Christian Prokop defeated the pan-American Champions Argentina 28:13 (9:6).

captain Uwe Gensheimer was with eight goals, the best pitcher, in good shape, the defense presented the strong goalkeeper Andreas Wolff, who then blocked a lot of free throws. The world Cup tournament in Germany and Denmark will begin on June 10. January with the opening match between the DHB-selection, and Korea to compete with a United Team of South and North Korea.

The Test against Argentina. the DHB-selection in their second group game against Brazil on 12 January prepare (here you will find the game plan for the Handball world championship). The Argentines will play a similar body-hugging football as Germany’s second group opponents. Both South American Teams are among the weakest of the 24 teams at the world Cup.

Before the beginning of the Argentina test Coach Prokop had given his final world Cup squad announced. The Federal coach line Tobias Reichmann and Tim Suton of the array. The non-nomination of Reichmann surprised, because now with Patrick Groetzki only a skilled right outside in the squad. Reichmann was the sensational title win at the European Championships in 2016, the best German scorer.

the controversial non-nomination of Finn Lemke in front of the EM 2018, the measure is not comparable. With the waiver of the for the team structure key Lemke Prokop had unsettled the team is crucial for the early EM-From a year ago is partly responsible.

Here you see Germany’s world Cup squad:

This is the DHB squad

Andreas Wolff, goalkeeper, THW Kiel (games: 72 / international goals: 9) *Stand by 13. December 2018

Silvio Heinevetter goalkeeper, Füchse Berlin (international matches: 178 / international goals: 2)

Uwe Gensheimer, left, and Paris St.-Germain (national games: 158 / international goals: 733)

Matthias Musche, left, SC Magdeburg (games: 29 / international goals: 51)

Finn Lemke, the rear room on the left, MT Melsungen (international matches: 66 / international goals: 24)

Fabian Böhm, rear left, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf (games: 13 / international goals: 18)

Steffen Fäth, rear left, Rhein-Neckar Löwen (national games: 65 / international goals: 137)

Paul Drux, rear space center, Füchse Berlin (international matches: 64 / international goals: 125)

Martin Strobel, rear space center, HBW Balingen-because Stetten (games: 138 / international goals: 156)

Fabian Wiede, rear room to the right, Füchse Berlin (games: 63 / international goals: 119)

Steffen Weinhold, right, THW Kiel (national games: 112 / international goals: 280)

Franz Semper, rear room to the right, SC DHfK Leipzig (games: 3 / game goals: 9)

Patrick Groetzki, right wing, Rhein-Neckar Löwen (games: 131 / international goals: 350)

Patrick Wiencek, circle runner, THW Kiel (games: 121 / international goals: 274)

Hendrik Pekeler, circle runner, THW Kiel (games: 82 / international goals: 129)

Jannik Kohlbacher, circle runner, Rhein-Neckar Löwen (international matches: 48 / international goals: 92)

Germany’s other group opponents are next to Korea and Brazil, the Russian selection (14. January), France (15. January) and Serbia (17. January).

The German Team must land in the preliminary round, at least among the first three Teams in the main round to collect. There are two groups and only the First – and second-placed to reach the semi-finals in Hamburg. The final round will take place from 26. to 27. January in Herning, Denmark.


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