Italy national handball team
|Association||Italian Handball Association|
|Ranking||#44 (2 points)|
|Appearances||1 (First in 1997)|
|Best result||18th, 1997|
|Appearances||1 (First in 1998)|
|Best result||11th, 1998|
|Infobox last updated on: Unknown.|
The Italy national handball team is the national handball team of Italy. It only had 1 appearance in World championship 1997, and the next year hosted the European Championship (in both times coache by Lino Červar). It had poor result in both competitions. It never qualified for the Olympic Games.
However, the handball is popular in Italian zones where it is played.
Best results 
- 1979.: Silver medal on Mediterranean Games.
- 1991.: Bronze medal on Mediterranean Games.
- 1997.: Victory on the qualification for the World Championships in Japan, only appearance of Italy on World Championships (ending 18th).
- 1997.: Silver medal on Mediterranean Games.
- 1998.: Only appearance on European Championships; 11th place.
Lino Červar was the coach on these last three competitions.
- Mediterranean Games record
- European Championship record
- World Championship record
- 1938: -
- 1942: - Not held
- 1946:, 1950: - Not held
- 1954 to 1990: -
- 1993: -
- 1995: -
- 1997: 18.
- 1999 - to date: Did not qualify
- Olympics record
Current squad 
The Italian international squad at the 2013 World Championship Qualification
|Position||No.||Player||Date of birth||Club|
||Pierluigi di Marcello||18 February 1978||Teramo Handball|
||Paolo Sirsi||20 April 1982||Polisportiva Junior Fasano|
||Alejo Juan Martin Carrara||13 June 1974||Pallamano Intini Noci|
||Valerio Sampaolo||4 January 1987||HC Pressano|
||Michael Widmann||10 March 1990||Loacker Südtirol Team|
||Martin Ariel Doldan||31 January 1987||Pallamano Intini Noci|
||Pasquale Maione||26 July 1982||Loacker Südtirol Team|
||Michele Skatar||30 December 1985||HBC Nantes|
||Felipe Gaeta||12 March 1982||Loacker Südtirol Team|
||Dean Turkovic||2 February 1987||Loacker Südtirol Team|
||Tin Tokic||29 December 1985||Pays d'Aix HB|
||Damir Opalic||1 February 1974||HC Pressano|
||Adriano Di Maggio||14 April 1985||HC Pressano|
||Sergio Recchia||17 August 1990||Pallamano Intini Noci|
||Demis Radovcic||6 May 1988||Loacker Südtirol Team|
||Gonzalo Matis Viscovich||27 November 1976||Pallamano Intini Noci|
Famous coaches 
See also 
- "Italy Summer Sports". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
- (Italian) Nazionale italiana