Yesterday, the junior national handball team resumed training at Salah Al-Din Sports Hall in Dubai’s Al Mamzar area as part of its preparations to participate in the 10th Asian Championship in Bahrain from August 16 to 27, which will be held qualifies for the “Croatia 2023” World Cup.
The return of the youth players of the national team, led by national coach Qassem Ashour and his assistant Ibrahim Al-Amiri, comes after the end of the examination period of the academic year. The first training witnessed the participation of 15 of the 20 players who were invited to join the “Al-Abyad” list.
National coach Qassem Ashour told Emirates Today: “The meeting of the current team will last until the 29th of this month, before it goes to an external camp, the destination of which has not yet been determined, to prepare the preparedness of (Al-Abyad) before to increase his departure Asian title in Bahrain, with the ambition to participate in one of the cards qualifying for The World Cup (Croatia 2023), and the realization of a long-awaited dream of joining the junior team for the second time its history, after participating in the World Cup for this age group at the 1990 World Cup in Turkey.”
He explained: “Our ambitions are high to participate in the Bahrain Championship, despite the difficulty of the task given the participation of 11 of the strongest teams in the continent, and the draw was difficult for (Al-Abyad) due to the to place in the second and iron group, which includes Japan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq and Kuwait.”
He concluded: “We have previously participated in the Asian Junior Championships on more than one occasion, the last of which was in the ninth edition in Jordan, where we presented good levels, and we are looking forward to the tenth edition with the title of the World Cup for the (white) players.”
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