Euro 2016

Slovenia back to the elite

Photo: Slovenian Handball Federation
Slovenia back to the elite

The Slovenian team will return to the EHF EURO after six years and three EUROs missed. They qualified to the EURO 2016 from an all-Balkan qualification group, somehow surprisingly, taking the spot of the best 3rd placed team. Surprise is nothing new to the new head coach Uros Bregar with his teams: he has already surprised the European elite with Krim Ljubljana this season, finishing 1st in the “Scandinavian group” of the EHF Champions League. If he can cause surprise with Slovenia at the final tournament, we will see in a few days. They don’t have easy matches waiting for them: they will face Serbia, Spain and the hosts Sweden right in the group matches, but they don’t want to give the two points easily to anyone.

Key players: Ana Gros, Tamara Mavsar, Barbara Lazovic

Slovenia’s 19-player-squad:
Misa Marincek (goalkeeper, Krim)
Sergeja Stefanisin (goalkeeper, Krim)
Amra Pandzic (goalkeeper, Krim)
Polona Baric (left wing, Krim)
Tamara Mavsar (left wing, Vardar)
Teja Ferfolja (left back, Rotweiss Thin)
Lea Krajnc (left back, Zagnos Tur)
Maja Uzmah (left back, Celles-sur-Belle)
Nina Jericek (playmaker, Krim)
Ana Petrinja (playmaker, Frisch Auf Göppingen)
Tjasa Stanko (playmaker, Zagorje)
Nina Zulic (playmaker, Mlinotest Ajdovscina)
Ana Gros (right back, Metz)
Barbara Lazovic (right back, Vardar)
Janja Rebolj (right back, Zagorje)
Neli Irman (right wing, Buducnost)
Katja Cerenjak (pivot, Zelene Doline Zalec)
Lina Krhlikar (pivot, Frisch Auf Göppingen)
Valentina Panger (pivot, Zagorje)
Head coach: Uros Bregar

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