One participant country at the Youth World championship, which will be held on 8-20 August at the Olympic Palace of Tbilisi, will be replaced by another team – Poland’s U19 squad will play in the C group together with Croatia, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Korea teams instead of Venezuela.
Venezuela took a fourth place in April 2017 at the American Championship and got a right to participate at the World Championship, but at the last moment it turned out that the team will not be able to arrive in Tbilisi – the reason is probably a serious economic situation and political chaos created in South America.
International Handball Federation decided Polish team to replace Venezuela. Poland was the first reserve team. Besides, Chile has arrived in Tbilisi, and in the next few days we will be visited by Russia, Portugal, South Korea and Japan. Most of the teams will arrive in the official training day on August 7th. The first game day will be on August 8 at the upcoming World Championship.