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Swedish criticism of the hard-the world CUP-matching

It is a real tour de force that awaits Sweden and the rest of the world CUP countries who aspires to get all the way to the medaljmatcherna in Herning on 27 January.

tough, like many. Not least because the players have already been matched hard in the handbollsligor around in Europe during the autumn. Mittsexan Jesper Nielsen, selected in the EM's allstar-team a year ago, is one of several players who are drawn with småskavanker already before the world CUP started.

– It is damn tough with everything matching. If the best is to perhaps not play championship each year, I don't know, but I think that it is unsustainable to continue with matchandet as it is now, " he says.

" Something must be done before the player starts to decline. And unfortunately it is perhaps landslagsspelet who is suffering, in this case, because our job must be done in the clubs at home.

back after a foot injury, has the same thoughts.

" It wears, of course, terrible on the body. I did my first competition when I was 18, but you notice that you are not 18 anymore. I am 28, it is clear that it wears to each year to play the championships, says, ”Zacke”.

– You lose quite a lot of vacation days to be in the national team, at the same time is the mastery of the most enjoyable of the whole year.

head Coach Kristján Andrésson realize that an important factor will be to conserve resources during the world CUP tournament. Perhaps especially in the first group stage, then Sweden will play five matches in a week against the resistance not always is top quality.

"It is not possible to play champagnehandboll in five games times 60 minutes on seven days," he says.

– And possibly having to play ten games in 17 days feels like a different game too much. As handbollstränare and handbollsälskare you want to see a very good game, unfortunately, reduces the possibility.

silver in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS last year, the team played as a comparison, the eight games in 17 days.

" It is what it is. Now I have 16 players with me, but I almost feel that it would be more to spread the load and not have to grind down some players, " says Kristján Andrésson.

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