Uruguay head coach Jorge Botejara, Reuters
CAIRO-10 October 2020: The 27th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship in Egypt will see the participation of Uruguay for the first time in the nation's history.
The South American giants secured qualification to the competition as they won the third place in the 2020 South and Central American Men's Handball Championship.
Uruguay head coach Jorge Botejara believes that it is a golden opportunity for his nation to compete in such high level competitions.
"We have improved our level of play and we were close to qualifying for the World Championship before, so in any case I think that our goal is to try to develop and perform better and make outstanding players." Botejara said.
Uruguay plays in Group A alongside Germany, Hungary and Cape Verde.
Botejara commented on the draw, saying "The draw for our group has two different levels, Germany and Hungary are outside our capabilities and we hope that we will have a chance in front of Cape Verde to qualify."
Egypt hosts the tournament for the second time in the history between 13 and 31 January.