Ribera gives a list of 18 players for the International Tournament

Jordi Riberanational coach of the Hispanicshas offered this Friday, once the first phase of preparation in Valenciathe list of internationals summoned to carry out the second stage prior to the World Championship in Poland and Sweden 2023which will take place from 2 to 8 January in Benidorm (Alicante). This activity will have as main course the celebration of the International Tournament of Spain 2023from 5 to 7, at the Palau d’Esports l’Illa de Benidorm, where the Spanish team will play their only friendlies prior to the world event. All this, thanks to the commitment made between the Royal Spanish Handball Federation, the Alicante Provincial Council, the Benidorm City Council and the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation. Romania, Bahrain and Argentinain this order, will be the rivals of the national team in Alicante.

The announcement It will be made up of the following players:

  • Goal | Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (Barca), Rodrigo Corrales (Telekom Veszprem)
  • Center | Agustín Casado (MT Melsungen), Ian Tarrafeta (PAUC Handball)
  • Left Side | Daniel Dujshebaev (Lomza Industria Kielce), Joan Cañellas (Kadetten Schaffhausen)
  • Right Back | Álex Dujshebaev (Lomza Industria Kielce), Jorge Maqueda (HBC Nantes), Imanol Garciandia (OTP Bank – Pick Szeged)
  • Left winger | Angel Fernandez (Limoges Hand 87), Daniel Fernandez (TVB Stuttgart)
  • Right Winger | Ferran Solé (PSG Handball), Kauldi Odriozola (HBC Nantes)
  • Pivot | Gideon Guardiola (TBV Lemgo), Adriá Figueras (Chartres Métropole), Iñaki Peciña (Chambéry Savoie Handball), Abel Serdio (Orlen Wisla Plock)
  • Defensive Specialist | Miguel Sánchez-Migallón (Lomza Industria Kielce)

All of them are quoted in Altea on Tuesday January 2 at noon, and from there the double training sessions will begin in Benidorm to prepare for the three commitments of the International Tournament in Spain and, of course, the big event that will start a week later in Krakow. the spanish expedition will return to Madrid on Sunday, January 8 to finalize their preparation before flying to Polish lands. Regarding the first phase of 21 players, those who will not be in the International Tournament are Sergey Hernández, Antonio García and Josep Folqués. At the end of the International Tournament of SpainJordi Ribera will offer the final list of players that will dispute the World Championship in Poland and Sweden 2023.

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After this first activity in Valencia, the national coach Jordi Ribera has taken stock of these first five days of preparation for the 2023 World Championship: “The activity has been very good, the team has worked excellently and the trainings have been very helpful, with good physical and tactical load in some very good facilities in Valencia; I think people have been very focused on the goalwhich is to prepare for the World Cup”.



  • 3:45 p.m. | Argentina: Bahrain
  • 6:00 p.m. | Spain : Romania


  • 4:45 p.m. | Romania: Argentina
  • 7:00 p.m. | Spain : Bahrain


  • 3:45 p.m. | Bahrain: Romania
  • 6:00 p.m. | Spain : Argentina

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