The seventh place at the Olympic Games was the last job of Jordi Ribera on Brazilian bench! The Brazilian Handball Federation announced departure of the Spanish coach, who is the first pick of the Spanish Handball Federation for successor of Manolo Cadenas, who left the team after didn’t qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio for only one goal at qualification tournament in Sweden, which is the first absence of Spanish team from Olympic event since Montreal 1976.
Ribera led Brazilian national team in two periods – 2004-2008 and 2012-2016.
The seventh place in Rio was the biggest success, but the most important is that handball in the biggest SouthAmerican country is now much more than statistical mistake. A lot of Brazilian players have found the way to the important European teams, but also younger generation in both categories speaking about the fact that handball has a bright future…