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Beach Handball World Championship starts in Kazan – Handball News – Gaming

The tournament will take place from July 24th to 29th. The venue of the matches will be the Beach Sports Center, which is located on the right bank of the Kazanka River next to the Palace of Water Sports. It was opened in preparation for the Universiade in summer 2013. The entrance of the spectators on the games will be free.

The World Cup will be a record for the number of participants – for the first time in the history of the tournament 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams will perform. In total, approximately 550 athletes, coaches and officials will come to Kazan. The Russian women's team in the group stage will meet the American, Brazilian and Thai men's teams with the Brazilian, American and Swedish teams.

Before the world championship, the men's team played a friendly tournament in the Netherlands where it won eight wins in eight games. "The tournament in the Netherlands has proved useful for us because we played matches with very correct teams, especially in the final against the German national team, reinforced by young players recently become champions of Germany. Europe, – In the first matches, the quality of the game left a lot to be desired, but then the picture was seen, but it is still far from what we would like to see. "[19659004] Bet on Victory

The men's team included goaltenders Anton Zabolotsky, Pavel Kiyashko, field players Eugene Sestul, Egor Kochura, Herman Manukol, Maxim Esman, Ivan Pasenov, Igor Neklyudov, Konstantin Vinokur, Roman Kalashnikov.

Goalkeepers Marina Skladchikova, Victoria Samarskaya, field players Anastasia Pastukh, Elena Ustich, Ksenia Dyachenko, Maria Belova, Elizaveta Fedorova, Christina Cojocari, Anastas Makiina, Snezhana Makhneva

The women's team won the World Championships in 2001, but this time, the men's team is more likely to succeed. Last year, at the European Championships, handball players beat the current world champion – the Croatian team. Prior to that, the best result at the world championship was third place in 2004.

The central figure of the tournament emblem was Zilant – a mythical creature that is found in Tatarstan folklore and was a symbol from Kazan since 1730. On the logo it is depicted above the stylized sea and sand, fire-breathing, which symbolizes the energy and power of the game. The composition also includes the year of the World championships and beach handball symbols.

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