Euro 2016

Croatia to build a team for the future

photo: Croatian handball federation
Croatia to build a team for the future
Ibolya Szekeres

The Croatian team did not manage big achievements in the last few years, they could not qualify from the group phase in 2014 on home court at EURO 2014, and after that the team missed the qualification to the World Championship from Denmark 2015.

This year Croatia goes to Swweden with a new head coach, Goran Mrdjen and a brand new team, former topplayers not many to find in the squad, only Andrea Penezic and Vesna Milanovic Litre will travel to Sweden alongside with a bunch of young players.

Croatian team has as opponents Norway, Russia and Romania in group D, in Helsingborg.

Absences: Jelena Grubisic, Marta Zderic, Anita Gace, Majan Zebic (retired from national team), Katarina Jezic (recovery after injury)

Key players: Andrea Penezic, Vesna Milanovic Litre, Sonja Basic, Ivana Kapitanovic

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Ivana Kapitanovic (RK Podravka), Gabrijela Besen (RK Sesve), Marina Razum (RK Lokomotiva Zagreb)

Line players: Vesna Milanovic-Litre (RK Krim Mercator), Andrea Covic (HC Vardar), Ana Debelic (RK Podravka)te-Agroproteinka

Left wings: Ekaterina Nemaskalo (RK Podravka), Paula Posavec (ŽRK Zrinski)

Left backs: Andrea Penezic (HC Vardar), Camila Micijevic (Dunaujvarosi KKA), Marijeta Vidak (RK Podravka)

Centre backs: Sonja Basic (Ipress Center-VAC), Dora Krsnik (RK Podravka), Valentina Blažević (RK Krim Mercator)

Right backs: Zana Maric (KGHM Metraco Zaglebie Lubin), Selena Milosevic (RK Podravka)

Right wings: Natasa Jankovic (Ardesen GSK), Nikolina Zadravec (RK Podravka)

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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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