the national Team of Russia – winner of the Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the four-time world champion, but on the highest step of a podium following the results of superiority of the Old world did not rise never. This is not a paradox. In fact, the championship level of competition is higher than global forums.

All of these successes the Russians are associated with the name of the head coach Evgeny Trefilov. To master his last competition with the national team became FOUR-2018, where our girls won the silver. In 2019 state of health Trefilov finished his coaching career reins of the national team was handed over to the Spanish specialist Ambros Martin. With him a year ago was extracted “bronze” world Championships in Japan.

Now at the preliminary stage of the tournament involving 16 teams, the Russians will act in group “b” will play against Spain (December 3), Czech Republic (5th) and Sweden (7th). The next round will be the three best teams from each of the four quartets. National squads from group “C” to form the new six with the top three from group D, which are Norway, Germany, Romania and Poland. In the second stage we determined the semi-finalists. Match for the “gold” is scheduled for 20 December in the hall with a capacity of 12 500 spectators. But the tribune, unfortunately, will be empty.

At the disposal of the Spanish head coach of our national team the following players: goalkeepers – Galina Gabisov, Victoria Kalinina (both – “Rostov-don”), Anna Sedoykina (CSKA); extreme left – Cristina Cojocari (“Rostov-don”), Daria Samokhina (the”Astrakhanochka”); right-wing extreme – Julia Managarov (“Rostov-don”), Olga Fomina (Lada, Togliatti); linear – Anastasiya Illarionova (CSKA Moscow), Ksenia Makeeva (“Rostov-don”); right polusrednem – Valeria Maslova (Buducnost, Montenegro), Olga Gorshenina, she Skorobogatko (both – CSKA); left polusrednem – Vladlena bobrovnikova (“Rostov-don”), Polina Vedenina (CSKA), Elizaveta Malashenko (the”Astrakhanochka”); guard – Daria Dmitrieva, Ekaterina Ilyina (both – CSKA), Karina Sabirova (the”Astrakhanochka”). This list is only 18 handball players, for each match the coaching staff can say no more than 16 girls.

the reigning champion of Europe is France, the strongest in the world – the Netherlands.

December 3, Thursday, “the Match! Game”

20.10. Russia – Spain. Video stream.

22.25. Sweden – Czech Republic. Video stream.