Euro 2016

Netherlands with a new headcoach, wants a new medal

Netherlands with a new headcoach, wants a new medal
Ibolya Szekeres

After winning the silver medals one year ago in Denmark at World Championship and finishing on the fourth place at the Olympics in Rio, Dutch team is expected to get high in Sweden as well, this time with a new headcoach o the bench. Danish Helle Thomsen took over the team some months ago and arrives o EURO 2016 with a powerfull squad.

Netherlands will play in group B, in Kristianstad, opponents will be France, Germany and Poland.

Key players: Nycke Groot, Estevana Polman, Yvette Broch, Tess Wester

Absences: Jurswailly Luciano (announced to end her national team career after Olympics)

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Jasmina Jankovic (TuS Metzingen), Tess Wester (SG BBM Bietigheim)

Line players: Danick Snelder (FTC), Yvette Broch (Győri Audi ETO KC)

Left wings: Michelle Goos (Buxtehuder SV), Martine Smeets (SG BBM Bietigheim)

Left backs: Jessy Kramer (Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball), Lois Abbingh (Issy Paris), Kelly Dulfer (VfL Oldenburg), Estavana Polman (Team Esbjerg)

Centre backs: Lynn Knippenborg (Buxtehuder SV), Maura Visser (SG BBM Bietigheim), Nycke Groot (Győri Audi ETO KC)

Right backs: Laura van der Heijden (Team Esbjerg), Sanne van Olphen (Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball)

Right wings: Debbie Bont (København Håndbold), Angela Malestein (SG BBM Bietigheim)

Headcoach: Helle Thomsen

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Euro 2016
Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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