January is always scheduled for big European or World Championships and 2017 won’t be an exception. France will from 11th till 29th of January host the best handball players from all over the world.
In total, 24 teams divided in four groups will participate at the WCh. Host France settled in group A together with Poland, Russia, Brazil, Japan and Norway, while Spain, Slovenia, Macedonia, Island, Tunisia and Angola play in group B. Current European champions, Germany, are in group C alongside with Croatia, Belarus, Hungary, Chile and Saudi Arabia. Qatar, Denmark, Sweden, Egypt, Bahrain and Argentina play in group D.
Group phase will be played in Nantes, Rouen, Metz and Paris and the opening match, France vs. Brazil, will be played on 11th of January at 8:45 PM. Brothers Karabatic, Omeyer, Abalo and the rest of Les Experts are dreaming big. They are favourites, playing on a home court in front of thousands of their fans. But on the other hand, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Qatar and the rest are also aiming for the medals and it will be more than interesting.