Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 11:13 GMT
Sweden handball national team
CAIRO-10 September 2020: Sweden head coach Glenn Solberg expects a tough clash against Egypt in the 27th IHF Men's Handball World Championship.
Egypt hosts the competition between 14 January and 31 January. The competition will see the participation of 32 teams for the first time in the competition's history.
“Playing in front of a sold out arena in Cairo would be a great experience. It gives us extra motivation as they (Egypt) have chosen to play against us.” Solberg told the tournament’s official website.
Sweden in Group D alongside the hosts, Egypt, the Czech Republic and a team from South America, yet to be decided.
Solberg revealed that Czech Republic will be a tough opponent for both Egypt and Sweden, saying "The Czech Republic had a great EHF EURO in 2018 where they finished sixth and they have some exciting players."
Sweden is one of the most successful nations in the competition’s history, having clinched the title four times, including the 1999 edition, which was held in Egypt.