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We aren't participants in these events that often so i think that this deserves its own thread. Tournament starts on friday and we're playing our first match against Iran.

Group A
Spain
Slovenia
Qatar
Belarus
Brazil
Chile

Group B
Croatia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Macedonia
Austria
Tunisia
Iran

Group C
France
Sweden
Algeria
Czech Republic
Egypt
Iceland

Group D
Denmark
Poland
Russia
Argentina
Saudi Arabia
Germany

(Top four teams from each group plays in the knockout stage)


Matches (Group Stage):

BIH - IRI
- 30:25

AUT - BIH
- 23:21

BIH - MKD
- 22:25

BIH - TUN
- 24:27

CRO - BIH
- 28:21


Team:
GK - Nebojša Grahovac
GK - Benjamin Burić
GK - Peđa Dejanović
RW - Muhamed Zulfić
RW - Faruk Vražalić
RB - Kosta Savić
RB - Dejan Malinović
CB - Ivan Karačić
CB - Stefan Janković
CB - Josip Perić
LB - Nikola Prce
LB - Duško Čelica
LB - Mirsad Terzić
LW - Alen Ovčina
LW - Mirko Mikić
P - Muhamed Toromanović
P - Senjamin Burić
P - Vladimir Vranješ

Dragan Marković (Coach)


Will be interesting to see if the NT can make it to knockout stage, they've impressed during 2014 but it's the first time at a big tournament so I have my doubts. What do you guys think, will everybody be watching?
 

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Does anyone know where we can find a stream for these games? Last time I checked, Wiziwig is down for the count.
 

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Do any of those countries besides Croatia have a better tradition in the sport than we do?
 

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Looking at Wiki they all seem to be a bit tricky (except Iran tbh). Tunisia has played World Cup 12 times and ended up 4th in 2005. They have also won the African Championship several times. Macedonia has been at 7 major tournaments and they were 5th at the 2012 Euro. Austria somewhat less impressive but they've still done better than us and actually qualified for a couple of tournaments in the recent past (Sweden 2011, Denmark 2014 and they were hosting in 2010)

We're playing at 13:00 CET on Friday? Fantastic planning. :coffee:
 

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Well, shows how much I know lol.

I always assumed handball was our second most successful (major) team sport after basketball... world class players, continental championship-winning clubs, etc. I mean, I guess it still is, but the competition seems legit too.

Still, if we could upset Iceland to get here, I would think we could finish top 4 in the group.
 

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Do any of those countries besides Croatia have a better tradition in the sport than we do?
Macedonia and Tunisia :)

I'm not expecting a win against Croatia for obvious reasons and both these should give us close games

However, given that we played well against Denmark and Belarus away recently I am quite confident in progressing to the next stage.
 

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We should progress.

(just like in the WC last summer) :nervous:
 

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Of course the opponents are much more difficult than at first glance, but we've had some great results in the last couple year:

vs. Germany (won 33-24)

vs. Iceland (won 33-32)

@ Iceland (drew 29-29)

@ Belarus (drew 25-25)

And then of course, the close loss to Denmark (by two I believe) where we led for quite some time and were right there through the end. This team can definitely compete against tough teams.

With that being said, I can't be mad that if they don't progress past the first stage. Unlike in football, we weren't even expected to qualify. Couple that with this being our debut at a major tournament in handball and I believe we should just enjoy the experience.
 

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Milas and Građan sent home, only 16 players (+2 reserves) are supposed to be on the list.

Tough luck.
 

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I just hope pathetic Nazi Hungary doesn't advance

wait, them smelly scumbags didn't even qualify :music:

so there is justice in this world :thumbsup:
 

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