The draw for the pairs for the 28th Men’s World Handball Championship, which will take place between January 11 and 29, 2023 in Poland and Sweden, was made today.
According to the draw, which took place in the hall of the Polish National Radio in Katowice, the Saudi Arabian national team was placed in Group B together with France, Poland and Slovenia.
32 teams are expected to take part in the World Cup on the greens of Saudi Arabia, namely: Denmark, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Qatar, Croatia, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal, Poland, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Argentina, Bahrain, Chile, Uruguay, Iran, Korea, Netherlands, Slovenia and 5 teams that will qualify from the African continent, as well as the champions of the qualifying matches of North America and the Caribbean Unions.
Saudi Arabia Handball Federation Board Member and Chairman of Teams and Training Teams Committee Faher Gashi, however, confirmed that Al-Akhdar group is one of the strongest groups, especially since it includes host Poland. “next to France, which wants to present distinctive levels where green meets ambition.
It is worth noting that the first national team of Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup 10 times in the years: (1997 in Japan – 1999 in Egypt – 2001 in France – 2003 in Portugal – 2009 in Croatia – 2013 in Spain – 2015 AD in Qatar – 2017 AD in France – 2019 AD in Denmark and Germany – 2023 AD in Poland and Sweden).