The World Women’s Handball Championship is about to kick-start in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Norway and Sweden starting Wednesday will jointly play host to the World's
Women Handball Championship. The final is scheduled on November 17. The fixture
will be hosted by the Jyske Bank Arena in Denmark's Herning. It is also there
that the Group E games will be played, Romania' s games included. Florentin Pera's
trainees on December 1st take on the team of Chile. On December 3rd,
Romania faces Serbia. The most challenging game, scheduled on Tuesday, is the
match against one of the teams that are favorite to winning a medal, Denmark.
The first three teams in Group E play straight in the 3rd Main
Group, alongside the first three teams in Group F. Romania's likely opponents
in the 3rd main group are Germany, Poland, Japan or Iran. The game
will also be played in Herning. The first two teams in descending order in the
main four groups will then prove their mettle in the quarterfinals, The
semifinals and the finals follow.
Romanian national team's set target for the World Championship is earning a place
among the world's top seven teams, which paves the way for the 2024 edition of
the Olympic games. The world champion will book its ticket to Paris jointly
with the continental champions. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
5th, 6th and 7th-placed teams at the World
Championship will secure their participation to the pre-Olympic tournament in
April, which will complete the list of teams that will participate in the 2024
edition of the Olympics.
Romanian national squad is the only team that has so far taken part in all 25
editions of the World Women's Handball Championship since the inaugural edition
held in the former Yugoslavia in 1957. In 1962, Romania itself played host to the
world championship. We recall that back then Romania won the world title. In
1973, Romania played the final which they lost to then the World Championship
host country, former Yugoslavia. Romania also reached as far as the final in 2005, when
they were defeated by the national team of host country Russia.
of their participation in the World Championship, Romania last week won the
Carpati Trophy, a competition held in Bistrita, in the north. Romania won the
games against Switzerland, 33-28, Portugal, 33-22 and Austria, 41-35.