Interesting draw for the Wch
Two strong groups emerged when the draw for the 22nd edition of the women’s World Championship in handball was held in the beautiful historical surroundings of Koldinghus in the home town of Danish male handball champions KIF Kolding Copenhagen.
Group A with Montenegro, Hungary, Japan, Tunisia, Serbia and hosts Denmark looks like a group from which all six teams can advance and Group D with Norway, Spain, Romania, Russia, Puerto Rico and Kazakhstan also has the potential of many exciting matches.
Before the draw the home side was placed in Group A whose matches are going to be played in Herning, Sweden was placed in Group B at Naestved, Germany in Kolding and Norway was placed in Frederikshavn in the north of Jutland.
Former Danish international stars Camilla Andersen and Tonje Kjaergaard drew from row six, five and four and they were succeeded in assisting Leon Kalin of the IHF by Lotte Kiaerskou and Anette Hoffman.
After the draw trainer legend Ulrik Wilbek said, “For me it was a most interesting draw and I look forward to the knock out stage where there will be a lot of tough matches. Especially between teams from the groups C and D.”
The draw was as follows:
Group A, Herning: Denmark, Montenegro, Hungary, Japan, Tunisia and Serbia.
Group B, Naestved: Cuba, Sweden, The Netherlands, Poland, China and Angola
Group C, Kolding: Brazil, France, Argentina, Korea, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Germany
Group D, Frederikshavn: Norway, Spain, Romania, Russia, Puerto Rico and Kazakhstan