Italy national handball team

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World Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 1997)
Best result 18th, 1997
European Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 1998)
Best result 11th, 1998
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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.

Competitive record[edit]

World Championships[edit]

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Nazi Germany 1938 Did not qualify
Sweden 1954
East Germany 1958
West Germany 1961
Czechoslovakia 1964
Sweden 1967
France 1970
East Germany 1974
Denmark 1978
West Germany 1982
Switzerland 1986
Czechoslovakia 1990
Sweden 1993
Iceland 1995
Japan 1997 Preliminary round 18 5 1 1 3 100 105
Egypt 1999 Did not qualify
France 2001
Portugal 2003
Tunisia 2005
Germany 2007
Croatia 2009
Sweden 2011
Spain 2013
Qatar 2015
France 2017
Total 1/25 - 5 1 1 3 100 105

European Championships[edit]

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Italy 1998 Preliminary round 11 5 1 0 4 106 122
Croatia 2000 Did not qualify
Sweden 2002
Slovenia 2004
Switzerland 2006
Norway 2008
Austria 2010
Serbia 2012
Denmark 2014
Poland 2016
Total 1/12 - 5 1 0 4 106 122

Best results[edit]

  • 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.

Details[edit]

Mediterranean Games record
Olympics record

Italy team never participated at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Current squad[edit]

The Italian international squad at the 2013 World Championship Qualification

Position No. Player Date of birth Club
GK 1 Pierluigi di Marcello (1978-02-18) 18 February 1978 (age 38) Teramo Handball
GK 12 Paolo Sirsi (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 34) Polisportiva Junior Fasano
CB 9 Alejo Juan Martin Carrara (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 42) Pallamano Intini Noci
CB 16 Valerio Sampaolo (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 29) HC Pressano
CB 20 Michael Widmann (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 26) Loacker Südtirol Team
P 6 Martin Ariel Doldan (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 29) Pallamano Intini Noci
P 5 Pasquale Maione (1982-07-26) 26 July 1982 (age 34) Loacker Südtirol Team
RB 17 Michele Skatar (1985-12-30) 30 December 1985 (age 30) HBC Nantes
RB 10 Felipe Gaeta (1982-03-12) 12 March 1982 (age 34) Loacker Südtirol Team
LB 23 Dean Turkovic (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 (age 29) Loacker Südtirol Team
LB 24 Tin Tokic (1985-12-29) 29 December 1985 (age 30) Pays d'Aix HB
LB 21 Damir Opalic (1974-02-01) 1 February 1974 (age 42) HC Pressano
RW 11 Adriano Di Maggio (1985-04-14) 14 April 1985 (age 31) HC Pressano
RW 4 Sergio Recchia (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 25) Pallamano Intini Noci
LW 13 Demis Radovcic (1988-05-06) 6 May 1988 (age 28) Loacker Südtirol Team
LW 22 Gonzalo Matis Viscovich (1976-11-27) 27 November 1976 (age 39) Pallamano Intini Noci

Famous coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italy Summer Sports". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 

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