International Handball Federation announced the pots for the upcoming draw for the Olympic Games in London. Despite Denmark’s status as European Champion, vice-world champion and number one on the EHF’s ranking is Ulrik Wilbek’s troops in the fifth seeding layer, when the weekend of 2nd – 3rd June draw lots for the two groups of six teams that will compete for Olympic medals.
– We wonder of course that we have ended up in fifth seeding layer. It may end up with some unreasonable groups, where Great Britain and two non-European teams can come in pujle together while it may end up with five European teams in the other. There simply must be something wrong, says Ulrik Wilbek to sporten.tv2.dk.
Pot 1: France and Group winner (Spain, Serbia, Spain and Algeria)
Pot 2: Group winners from Sweden and Croatia
Pot 3: Second from Group 1 (Spain) and Group 2 (Sweden)
Pot 4: Second from Group 3 (Croatia) and Great Britain
Pot 5: Denmark and Argentina
Pot 6: Korea and Tunisia
Twelwe teams in two groups will fight for the 1/4 Final at the Olympic Handball Tournament.