Handball World Cup: Who is Juri Knorr?: All hopes are pinned on this DHB gem

He is the hope within the German World Cup group!

The long-awaited begins on Wednesday Handball World Championship in Poland and Sweden. The German group will play towards Qatar for the primary time on Friday (6 pm/ZDF). In the final preparatory recreation towards Iceland, the German group has already set an exclamation level. One specifically drew consideration to itself: Juri Knorr (22, Rhine-Neckar Löwen). But who is actually a youth? And why are there so many World Cup hopes on him?

Selfie and autograph. After the 33:31 victory over Iceland, a DHB star was celebrated significantly nicely. With 13 objectives, Juri Knorr was one of the best pitcher within the German group and he endeared himself to the followers.

National coach Alfred Gislason was additionally enthused by his efficiency. At the identical time, nonetheless, he additionally clarified his expectations from Knorr. He says:

He might be crucial for us in this match and sooner or later. He performs constantly nicely and takes a variety of accountability. We have excessive hopes from him.

DHB captain Gola is additionally excited. “He performed two nice video games. He takes our recreation ahead and at all times makes the best choices in the long term,” praised captain Johannes Golla. “It is precisely within the type that we want it.”

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Travels to the Youth World Cup in high type. His previous efficiency within the Handball Bundesliga provides hope for excellent issues: 18 appearances, 117 objectives, third place within the listing of high scorers.

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Can the youth nonetheless consider within the Handball World Championship?

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It additionally provides an actual enhance to his group, Rhine-Neckar Löwen. In the 2021/22 season, the Mannheimers accomplished a season to overlook. Now even after the 18th spherical, he stays within the race for the championship. In third place, simply two factors behind chief Fuchs Berlin.

With his 117 objectives, Knorr has a strong half in it.

The way forward for German handball?

There are excessive expectations from the Rhine-Neckar Löwen supporter. It appears to be on the son of former Bundesliga supporter Thomas Knorr. The 22-year-old says in an interview with Sportschau: “Of course it is good that one thing is anticipated of me, and it is also my aim to play an even bigger function than in earlier tournaments.”

But expectations and stress to carry out are not overseas phrases to him. At the age of 18 he moved to Spain and joined FC Barcelona, ​​the place he turned champion in 2019. His path to the Handball Bundesliga led to GWD Minden, earlier than he moved to Rhine-Neckar Löwen after two seasons.

Early begin within the nationwide group! The 22-year-old went by way of the DHB youth groups from Under 17 to Under 19 and made his nationwide group debut on the age of 20. In 2021 he was additionally on the World Cup in Egypt and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He missed the European Championships as a result of lack of corona vaccination.

German group debut

on January 11 handball world cup in Poland and Sweden. The German nationwide group meets Qatar, Serbia and Algeria in Group E of the preliminary spherical. Germany will play its first group match towards Qatar on Friday.


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