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Denmark handed tough handball World Championship draw

Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary will provide stern opposition

Group A won’t be an easy task for the Danes (photo: DHF)
June 25th, 2015 3:18 pm| by Christian W

If the Danish women’s handball team were hoping for an easy draw as the hosts of the World Handball Championships in December, they can think again.

Denmark find themselves in a challenging Group A with Montenegro, Hungary, Serbia, Japan and Tunisia, with all the group’s games being played in Herning.

“The group will be tough and we’ll be challenged all the way,” head coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen told Berlingske newspaper.

“But we must progress from the group. Teams like Japan and Tunisia must be beaten.”

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Big shoes to fill
The World Championships will be Jørgensen’s first international tournament as head of the Denmark’s ladies following the sacking of their former coach Jan Pytlick last year.

The tournament will run from December 5-20 and the host cities will be Herning, Kolding, Næstved and Frederikshavn.

The four groups:

– Group A (in Herning): Denmark, Montenegro, Hungary, Japan, Tunisia, Serbia

– Group B (in Næstved): Cuba, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, Angola, China

– Group C (in Kolding): Brazil, France, Germany, Argentina, Congo, South Korea

– Group D (in Frederikshavn): Norway, Spain, Romania, Russia, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan