The biggest success to date of the Spanish team is having proclaimed world champion in the 2005 World held in Tunisia. Moreover, in the last 20 years has won three bronze medals in Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008), three silver medals and one bronze at the European Championships, gold at the Mediterranean Games and the last metal achieved so far, a bronze medal at the 2011 World Cup.
The internationals are training in Castelldefels, where he completed the second phase of assembly prior to the dispute this weekend EuroTournoi in Strasbourg, involving as well as Spain, France as host, Tunisia and Iceland.
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Hand ball national spanish team training cutaways
Valero Rivera (coach)
Valero Rivera soundbites (spanish)
We are felling the progress of the training, every day we are improving, the last two training are very good, intense. I am satisfied with the improvement of the team, I like the work we are doing, very good attitude, I feel very happy.
Always the bets are telling the favorites, in the betting we are the fourth, of course that France Denmark and Croatia are the favorites but also we are there. We go focus to get the final, let´s see if we can get it, we have very difficult group, very hard. But if we pass the quarter we will be in good position after compete in a high level with strong teams, so let´s see what we can do, of course our mail goal is to be at the final.
I always believe that if we are not defending well we cannot win, the team has always be structured base on the defense, if we are defending well we will have options to win, we have not easeness to do goals, we do not have great strikers as other teams, but we have very good players tactically unsurpassable, so if we are able to defend well we will have chances.
José J. Hombrados soundbite (spanish)
We are in a good moment, in the middle of the preparation, the freeness is not very good because the charge of work that we have, but we are in the right way, doing everything to be at the best moment.
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