The World Cup is underway, and the Croatian handball players are preparing to open it against Senegal on the first day of December in Gothenburg. Two days later, they will face China, and for the end of the group, they believe in a derby for first place, hosted by Sweden. The team has a new coach, Ivica Obrvan, who has ten days to get to know the team and for the team to get to know him.
Despite some injury problems a few weeks ago, Obrvan believes that the team will be ready for the tournament. He plans to focus on refining small details and improving their overall performance. He is confident that they can be among the top two teams to advance to the second round and reach the quarterfinals, which would mean qualification for Paris 2024.
The Croatia Cup in Novigrad serves as preparation for this major tournament. The team will play matches against Congo and Montenegro before taking on Senegal in their first match of the World Cup. Despite some challenges such as Ana Debelić becoming a mother, Obrvan believes that they have been together long enough and are determined to succeed.