French Women’s team anticipates its debut at the Beach Handball World Championship20:32, 05.07.2018
Kazan will host the 2018 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships from 24 to 29 of July. 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams will fight for the victory. The French Women’s team will play at such a tournament for the first time in its history.Return
The famous handball player in the past, 2003 World Champion, the winner of the EHF Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, EHF Champions League, and the Head Coach of the French women’s team Valérie Nicolas shared her expectations from the upcoming World Championship.
“First of all we are very happy to participate at our first world championships. To our first participation we want to learn and play a lot of games. We have so much to learn from the others countries. We are a new nation. I don’t know exactly our chance to qualify for the knockout stage but I think it’s not a big percent. However we will give our best. We will decide our aim just before the WC. At this moment it’s too early to speak about that” – said Valérie Nicolas.
The French women’s team will play with Poland, Uruguay and Chinese Taipei in the group. At the last Championship in Hungary the Champion’s title was clinched by Spain.