Number of WCh so far: 0
Best achievement so far: None
Qualified as: Number 4 at the Pan American Championship 2015
Coach: Camilo Estevez
The opening match in Group D will be a meeting between two extreme opposites: Romania who has participated in all the WCh finals so far and their opponents from Puerto Rico who are to play its first match at a World Championship in women's handball.
The team from the small island in the Caribbean has qualified through a fourth place at the Pan American Championships – a tournament where it’s usually only the first three who book a World Champions seat. But with Brazil as reigning world champions space was created for the Puerto Ricans, who this year were at the Pan American Championships only for the second time in history.
The team consists of a number of very young players and the largest profiles are experienced Sheila Hiraldo and Nathaly Ceballos. On their way to the WCh the outsiders defeated Greenland, the United States and the favorites from Paraguay.