Argentina ended World Handball Championship 2023 at 19th place, the worst result for South Americans since Egypt 1999.
The biggest name of Argentian handball, Diego Simonet, talked for Handball-Planet.com after the last match in Katowice, where he and his compatriots beat Qatar to make revenge for the last Championship 2021 defeat which was crucial in the battle for quarter-final.
- It’s easy to explain as we had totally different group. We had five European teams for rivals. This is the only difference. You can’t say that was bad, because rivals were different. In our group came Holland as fourth in the group. They are playing amazing handball and they can’t came as fourth – said Simonet and added:
- Our primary goal is to qualify from PanAmerican Games in Chile to Olympics.
Montpellier Handball playmaker added his favorite for winning the Championship:
- I think France. They have a big team.
PHOTO: IHF, Rafal Oleksiewicz