Javi Rodríguez, novelty in the Hispanic call-up

The main novelty of the call of the Hispanics is the pivot of Logroño La Rioja Javi Rodríguezwho will face his second appointment with the absolute and will have the opportunity to debut again in an official match in the next commitments of the EHF Euro Cup for the European 2024against Denmark in Almería and Germany in Berlin, on April 27 and 30.

The Spanish team is already classified for Euro 2024, due to the fact that this tournament is exclusively for the teams that do not have to play the qualifying phase, although Hispanics are at stake to get a direct place for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Jordi Ribera, Hispanic national coach, maintains the previously used block, making small changes from the last concentration. Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Antonio García, Ian Tarrafeta, Jorge Maqueda, Ferran Solé or Ángel Fernández return.

“We continue distributing minutes so that people gain experience and that will help us laterWe always try to combine a group of players with experience and youth, compensated to compete against rivals of this entity”, explained Ribera.

The Hispanics will face two ‘classics’ of handball: Denmark, triple world champion in a row; and Germany, one of the cradles of handball, in what will be the last activity of the season and where they will seek to close this tournament in the best possible wayin which they are currently located in third place.

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Ribera assured that his objective: “It is to continue preparing ourselves for everything that will come in the future. Obviously we want to play against two great teams and try to win them, as always”.

The summoned players They are cited on Monday, April 24 in Almeríato begin preparing for the first of the commitments against the Danish team on Thursday, April 27. Later, the Hispanics will travel to Germany to face the German team in Berlin 48 hours later.


Goal | Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (Barca), Sergey Hernandez (SL Benfica)

Center | Agustín Casado (MT Melsungen), Ian Tarrafeta (PAUC Handball)

Left Side | Daniel Dujshebaev (Kielce Industry), Antonio Garcia (Fraikin Granollers)

Right Back | Jorge Maqueda (HBC Nantes), Imanol Garciandia (OTP Bank – Pick Szeged)

Left winger | Daniel Fernandez (TVB Stuttgart), Angel Fernandez (Limoges Hand 87)

Right Winger | Ferran Solé (PSG Handball), Kauldi Odriozola (HBC Nantes)

Pivot | Javier Rodríguez (Logroño La Rioja), Iñaki Peciña (Chambéry Savoie), Abel Serdio (Orlen Wisla Plock)

Defensive Specialist | Miguel Sánchez-Migallón (Kielce Industry).

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