Euro 2016

Euro as next stop of the Spanish roller coaster

Euro as next stop of the Spanish roller coaster
Eszti Kiss

Spain finished 2nd last time and took the silver from Budapest in 2014, and this silver medal made them fly to Rio where they suffered a dramatic defeat in the quarterfinal against France. Spain is a roller coaster ride during the international competitions: they finished 2nd in 2014 at the EURO, a year later they lost the quarterfinals at the world championship, and the same happened at the Olympics in Rio. This up and down is the same for the EURO, between their two silver medals in 2008 and 2014, they finished 11th two times. In Sweden, they can answer the question which is the real face of Spanish women’s handball. As the first steps, they will face Sweden, Serbia and Slovenia in Group A.

Key players: Nerea Pena, Carmen Martín, Alexandrina Cabral

Absences: Eli Pinedo, Patricia Elorza (injury)

Spain’s 18-player-squad:
Silvia Navarro (goalkeeper)
Darly Zoqbi de Paula (goalkeeper)
Ana Temprano (goalkeeper)
Amaia Gonzalez (left wing)
Naiara Egozkue (left wing)
Nely Carla Alberto (left back)
Lara Gonzalez (left back)
Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa (left back)
Macarena Aguilar (playmaker)
Nerea Pena (playmaker)
Marta Mangue (right back)
Mireya Gonzalez (right back)
Almudena Rodriguez (right back)
Marta Lopez (right wing)
Carmen Martin (right wing)
Elisabet Chavez (pivot)
Judith Sans Serra (pivot)
Ainhoa Hernandez Serrador (pivot)
Head coach: Jorge Duenas

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Euro 2016
Eszti Kiss

Hungarian, handball and travel addict. Always hungry for information about handball and always ready to share these with others.

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