Latvia national handball team

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AssociationLatvian Handball Federation (Latvijas Handbola federācija)
CoachArmands Uščins
Assistant coachAndrejs Narnickis
Arnolds Straume
Sandris Veršakovs
Ēriks Visockis
CaptainDainis Krištopāns
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Away
Results
European Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2020)
Best result24th (2020)
Last updated on Unknown.

The Latvia national handball team is the national handball team of Latvia and is controlled by the Latvian Handball Federation. It has competed since 1993, playing it's opening match in the 1994 European Championship qualifiers against Cyprus on 15 April 1993 in Nicosia, winning 32:28.

In 2019 the team qualified for the 2020 European Championships for the first time in their history, previously reaching the qualification play-off stage in 2005. The team has not yet qualified for neither the Olympic Games nor World Championships, with their best results so far being participation in the world qualifiers play-offs in 2004 and 2016.[1]

To this date Andris Gulbis has had the longest stint managing the team. Since 2017, the team is managed by Armands Uščins.

Tournament record[edit]

European Championship[edit]

IHF Emerging Nations Championship[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Armands Uščins

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 CB Māris Veršakovs (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 34) 1.92 m 90 242 Latvia Tenax Dobele
6 RW Uvis Stazdiņš (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 20) 1.80 m 13 18 Estonia HC Kehra
7 LB Aivis Jurdžs (1983-08-24) 24 August 1983 (age 36) 1.97 m 84 319 Latvia Tenax Dobele
10 RB Dainis Krištopāns (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 29) 2.14 m 74 325 North Macedonia RK Vardar
12 GK Edgars Kukša (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29) 1.91 m 77 0 Germany OHV Aurich
14 LW Oskars Arājs (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 29) 1.88 m 39 43 Latvia Tenax Dobele
16 GK Raitis Puriņš (1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 (age 31) 1.90 m 38 0 Latvia Celtnieks Rīga
17 LB Nils Kreicbergs (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 23) 1.92 m 45 80 Finland Riihimäki Cocks
19 RW Andis Ērmanis (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 29) 1.68 m 51 16 Latvia Tenax Dobele
27 P Ingars Dude (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 33) 1.95 m 70 143 France Limoges Hand 87
33 RB Ģirts Lilienfelds (1982-12-04) 4 December 1982 (age 37) 1.89 m 81 214 Germany HSC 2000 Coburg
35 P Egils Politers (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 29) 1.95 m 38 52 Latvia Tenax Dobele
44 RB Evars Klešniks (1980-05-18) 18 May 1980 (age 39) 1.99 m 70 241 Germany LiT Tribe Germania
71 LW Rihards Leja (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 27) 1.87 m 24 29 Latvia Celtnieks Rīga
76 CB Austris Tuminskis (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 29) 1.98 m 55 119 Germany EHV Aue
77 RW Jānis Pavlovičs (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 35) 1.84 m 98 297 Norway Sandefjord TIF

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "15 fakti, kas jāzina par Latvijas handbolu pirms izlases debijas EČ finālturnīrā". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 8 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Uščins nosauc sastāvu eiropas čempionāta finālturnīram". handball.lv. 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ 2020 European Men's Handball Championship squad
  4. ^ "15 fakti, kas jāzina par Latvijas handbolu pirms izlases debijas EČ finālturnīrā". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 8 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.

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