ArgentinaGroup D / Mainround 2 / Placement

 

The top star has ended his career, so Argentina has to count on players who don’t have so many international experience after Erik Gull (former player of Valladolid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real and Chehkovski Medvedi) has quit.

In Santiago de Chile Argentina won their third Pan American title this June by beating Brazil in a high tensioned final clash 28:27 after extra time. To participate in Sweden means the eighth consecutive qualification for a World Championship for the Gauchos. The best ever result was rank 15 in 2001. But the biggest success ever was a single WCH match in 2003, when Argentina beat Croatia in the Preliminary Round in Portugal – the team that later-on became World Champion.

To develop their handball the Argentine Federation is trying to send as many players as possible to European clubs – but currently only six of them have found clubs in Spain. In Croatia 2009, Argentina ranked 18th.