South American champion will meet Croatia, Hungary and Norway-B at the upcoming Provident Cup in Hungary, which is an essential step towards the Women’s World Championship in Serbia. The Brazilians will play against Croatia, Norway-B and the hosts from Hungary.
According to rightback Deonise Cavaleiro, playing against these teams will bring a good preview on what they are going to meet in Serbia and it will reinforce team’s aspects:
“They are three of the strongest teams in the world and two of them are going to be in Serbia. Hungary has one of the world’s best players, Anita Görbicz, and Croatia is always a difficult opponent. Our game against them was the toughest in the Olympics, and every of these factors is important for our preparation. Practicing and playing with the team is vital right now”.
Brazilian Handball Federation has announced the squad, which will play at this tournament that starts this Friday, 25 October :
Goalkeepers: Bárbara Arenhart (Hypo), Mayssa Pessoa (HK Dínamo Volgograd)
Leftbacks: Amanda de Andrade (Supergasbras/UNC/Concórdia), Eduarda Amorim (Gyori Audi ETO KC), Juliana Malta, Karoline Souza (Team Tvis Holstebro)
Rightbacks: Deonise Cavaleiro (Hypo Nö), Patrícia Scheppa (Liga Itapeviense de Handebol)
Playmakers: Ana Paula Rodrigues (Hypo), Deborah Hannah (Metodista/São Bernardo), Franciele da Rocha (Hypo), Mayara Moura
Left wings: Fernanda França (Hypo), Mariana Costa (Team Vendsyssel), Samyra Rocha (Mios Biganos Handball)
Right wings: Alexandra Nascimento (Hypo), Jéssica Quintino (Sport Club Vistal Gdynia)
Lineplayers: Daniela Piedade (Rokometni Klub Krim), Elaine Gomes Barbosa (Força Atlética), Fabiana Diniz (Hypo Nö) Coaches: Morten Soubak, Alex Aprile
author: Rodrigo Figliolini