fILE- Croatia handball national team head coach, Lino Červar
CAIRO-16 January 2020: Croatia handball national team head coach, Lino Červar, praised Egypt's efforts to host the IHF Men's Handball World Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Červar said that this edition is the most important championship in the game's history.
"I thank Egypt for hosting and organising the event, the most important championship in the handball history as it’s played amid COVID-19 pandemic." The veteran coach said.
Egypt hosts the competition between 13 and 31 January 2021, with the participation of 32 teams for the first time in the competition's history.
He added "Organising the World Championship in such circumstances refers that the handball games have a great future,”
Croatia opened their participation in the World Cup with an unexpected 29-29 draw with Japan at the Borg Al Arab Hall on Friday.
Červar commented on his team's performance in the match, saying "The result of the game was a shock for us as we did our best to achieve the victory. We played a tough game against Japan as our opponents were the better side,”