In 2017, August 8-20, Tbilisi Olympic Palace will host Men’s youth World Championship (U19). Youth teams from 24 country will take part in the tournament. 2017 Men’s Youth World Championship draw took place on 10 May, in Basel, at the head office of IHf.
Norwegian team will play in the A Group with France, Denmark, Sweden, Bahrain, Egypt.
We are introducing the short interview with Norwegian team head coach, Anstein Engravslia.
How do you rate A group?
I will rate the group as the toughest in the championship, but we will be offensive as a team an looking forward to playing the matches. France is favorite to win the group, but I think it is open after them!!
What do you know about Georgian U19 handball team and do you have some information about Georgian handball as well?
I know very little about Georgian Handball. We played EYOF in Tbilisi two years ago, but was not in the same group. There were some exiting player in the young Georgian team then.
How do you rate the chances of your team at this championship?
I think our chances are good to get through to playoffs, but it depends about the place we achieve in the group. Top 8 would be fantastic!!
How the preparation process is going on?
We are playing a tournament in July, and we will have a training camp before takeoff to Georgia.
Your prediction: The top 3 teams, which has the big chance to win the tournament.
Top 3 team for me would be: France, Germany and Croatia.