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What is occurring?
The twenty eighth Handball World Championship to be held in Poland and Sweden (January 11 to 29) will probably be the second closing spherical with 32 groups in the 85-12 months historical past of the World Championship. Also for the second time there are two co-hosts.
Who are the favourites?
First defending champions Denmark and Olympic champions France. But European champions and World Cup finalists Sweden and the skilled Spaniard additionally need to have their say in the battle for the World Cup crown.
What position does Switzerland play?
None, sadly. Coach Michael Sutter’s group was trapped in the first playoff spherical of the World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Portugal. The subsequent likelihood is in 2025 when the World Cup will probably be held in Croatia, Denmark and Norway.
What is the influence of the Corona epidemic on the World Cup?
Less than 2 years in the past, however the restrictions still exist. A PCR take a look at is required previous to arrival in Poland and Sweden. All gamers must be thought-about totally vaccinated or recovered. In addition, the groups must bear one other fast take a look at earlier than the fundamental spherical and earlier than the quarter-finals.
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