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Handball EC-Croatia 2009

BBBul dog2010-05-10 09:45:09 +0000 #1
So here we go with handball- Croatian sport number 1

I will begin with our group-Group B





South Korea


This is probably the strongest and the most interesting group


Best players: Petar Metlicic, Ivano Balic, Igor Vori

We are one of the favorites to win this WC. There is also motivation factor as this is going to be the farewell tournament for many players from our golden generation.

Unfortunately we will have to play without Davor Dominikovic who is very important player for our defense.We have some of the most talented players in Europe Sprem and Duvnjak.Our problems are goalkeepers( Alilovic, Losert, Pesic) who are often not up to scratch.Petar Metlicic is not in a good form, but we all know that he always gives his heart out when he plays for our NT.Ivano Balic has recovered and we will have him at our disposal I also expect a lot from Lackovic, Valcic, Buntic, Vori...


Best players:Kim Andersson, Tomas Svensson, Marcus Ahlm

They will have a shot at the semi-finals.They have great potential, and their youth categories have been constantly achieving great results, but somehow, they do not deliver when its most needed.


Best players David Barrufet, Iker Romero, Alberto Entrerrios

They have got a new coach, famous Valer Rivera, who won the Champions League 5 times(with Barcelona).

South Korea

To be honest i do not know a lot about them except that they are very fast. (which is the characteristic of all Asian teams). So beware they can be landmine.


They will fight for the 5th place in our group with Kuwait.



BBBul dog2010-05-10 10:00:26 +0000 #2
Oh my God! How stupid and negligent am I! Its WC not EC. Lapsus calami.
Marko912010-05-10 10:26:30 +0000 #3
BBB, are you going to any of these games?
BBBul dog2010-05-10 10:32:04 +0000 #4
Yes i will watch the matches played in Zagreb.I just can not miss it.Handball is my favorite sport.
BBBul dog2010-05-10 11:38:05 +0000 #5
I think that you have a good chance to qualify for the 2nd round.You are in the group with Norway, Denmark, Egypt, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

Your handicap is that your former goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik, who is the best goalkeeper in Europe has decided to represent Spain in the future.

Other than that you have some really good players.Ivan Nikcevic is one of the best left wingers in the world,Ratko Nikolic , pivot, is also an excellent player. Milutin Dragicevic is one of the best players of Danish championship and has signed for one of the best teams in the world, German Kiel. I like your combination of youth and experience. You have a chance.
BavarianRed2010-05-10 11:44:06 +0000 #6
i watched some of the game between Croatia vs Korea today and man it was a great game, Korea kept pushing to score with their quickness but croatia came back and won in front of their fans, nice win man.. I always liked handball any idea when Germany is playing i heard its on Sunday vs Russia or something like that?
BBBul dog2010-05-10 10:31:21 +0000 #7
It is unwritten rule that the first match is the most difficult one. South Korea played beyond my expectations, they were even 2 goals up in the 55th minute.

You play Russia today at 17:30. Serbs play Egypt.
BBBul dog2010-05-10 11:22:13 +0000 #8
Serbia beat Egypt 30:22. Today you play Denmark, European champion.

Germany drew Russia.



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