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“New Poland” ready for handball agony?

Talant Dujshebaev will have very difficult job to keep the level of performance and results with some “new Poland” which will be presented at World Championship 2017 in France. The national team who played in two semi-finals of major events in the last 24 months, will have a lot of trouble to secure, firstly, place in knock-out stage at the start of the new Olympic cycle.

Rejuvenated team means absence of legendary players like Szmal, Bielecki, Bartosz Jurecki and Lijewski, but also new-promoted captain Jurkiewicz, who suffered shoulder injury during tournament in Irun, and previously injured Jurecki, Syprzak and Wyszomirski.

There is no team in world of handball with such a dramatic changes in only few months.

Poland will open WCh 2017 with Norway. In Group A are also France, Russia, Japan and Brazil.

Goalkeepers: Adam Malcher (KPR Gwardia Opole), Adam Morawski (Orlen Wisła Płock), Mateusz Kornecki (NMC Górnik Zabrze)

Backline: Piotr Chrapkowski (Vive Tauron Kielce), Tomasz Gębala (Orlen Wisła Płock), Łukasz Gierak (TuS N-Luebbecke, Niemcy), Krzysztof Łyżwa (KS Azoty Puławy), Paweł Niewrzawa (Wybrzeże Gdańsk), Paweł Paczkowski (Vive Tauron Kielce), Rafał Przybylski (KS Azoty Puławy)

Wings: Michał Daszek (Orlen Wisła Płock), Mateusz Jachlewski (Vive Tauron Kielce), Przemysław Krajewski (KS Azoty Puławy), Arkadiusz Moryto (Zagłębie Lubin)

Line players: Marek Daćko (NMC Górnik Zabrze), Maciej Gębala (Orlen Wisła Płock), Patryk Walczak (Vive Tauron Kielce)

Lijewski, Szmal and Bielecki say goodbye to Poland


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