Handbalsters have favourable draw for EK-kwalificatiereeks
The Dutch handbalsters have a favourable draw for the kwalificatiereeks for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2018. The team of coach Helle Thomsen acts include, among others, against Hungary and belarus.
The third opponent in the group is the winner from group B of the first qualification phase. That is Israel, Kosovo, or Georgia. International Lois Abbingh was one of the handbalsters that Friday in Paris, the draw is performed.
Coach Thomsen was satisfied with the draw. “It had better, but definitely have been worse. My feeling is there’s a bit in between. I am very happy that we Russians do not take,” she said in a press release of the handbalverbond NHV.
Thomsen led the Orange on the previous european CHAMPIONSHIP, by the end of 2016, to the silver. By that performance, the team is already assured of participation in this year’s world cup in Germany.
For the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the team is not placed directly. But was Orange when the draw in pot 1, which nations such as Norway, Denmark and Romania one.
Of the three countries in which Orange meets in the group stage, eight Thomsen Hungary are by far the strongest. “The Hungarian league is very strong and the national team well,” ordeelde them.
“During the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sweden there were five or six players injured, but if they are, I know that we have difficult matches ahead of us. Of the other countries in the group, we must win.”
The best two countries in the group qualify for the finals, which will take place from 30 november to 16 december 2018. The kwalificatiereeks begins in september.