Gladiators Vs Serbia In World Cup Round 2

The Argentine men’s handball team, Los Gladiadores, will play tomorrow against Serbia, in the Polish city of Katowice, for the second round of the World Cup that takes place in Poland and Sweden.

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“Serbia is a team that has evolved a lot since it has the Spanish Ton Gerona, a great coach, who changed the philosophy of the game,” the coach of the Argentine national team, Guillermo Milano, explained to Télam from Poland.

Serbia, which finished in second place in group E -which Germany won-, beat Qatar (34-24); lost to Germany (33-34) and beat Algeria (36-27), they were defeated last Thursday by Norway 31-28 in their first appearance of the second round.

“Serbia has a similar style of play to Germany and Norway. With the difference that having a Spanish coach greatly improves the location of spaces and continuities. They are a very solid team, ”said the DT.

The Argentine team lost last Thursday against their German counterpart, winner of Group E, by 39-19, in a match that was played in the Polish city of Katowice.

“We played poorly in all four phases of the game and Germany played a perfect game. We wanted to be competitive, we were not and that hurts us. Now, to think about improving,” admitted Milano, a native of Morón, Buenos Aires province, and who replaced the Spanish Manuel Cadenas, who joined the Argentine team in 2017, and left office after the Tokyo Olympics.

Germany thus achieved its fourth consecutive victory in the tournament after winning zone E with six points: it beat Algeria (37-21); Serbia (34-33) and Qatar (31-27).

The Gladiators will play again next Monday against Qatar, which finished third in group E and which last Thursday lost to the Netherlands 32-30.

The Argentine team defeated North Macedonia last Tuesday by 35-26, in a match corresponding to the third date of group F.

The national team lost in its World Cup debut against the Netherlands by 29-19, in a match that was played at the Tauron Arena in the Polish city of Krakow; then they were defeated by Norway, 32-21, and finally beat North Macedonia 35-26.

The 2023 Handball World Cup is played in Poland, with venues in Katowice, Plock, Krakow, Gdansk, Silesia, Malopolska and Mazowsze, and Sweden, in the cities of Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Kristianstad and Jonkoping.

The Argentine team, winner of the gold medal at the Odesur Games in Asunción, Paraguay, last October and Pan American champion in Lima, Peru, 2019, qualified for the World Cup in January 2021, placing second in the South Central tournament. , which was held in Recife, Brazil, and which provided four places for the ecumenical tournament.

In the previous World Cup, in Egypt 2021, Argentina finished in eleventh place and thus improved its most outstanding performances in a Senior World Cup: in Sweden 2011 and Qatar 2015 it finished in twelfth place.

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