With Alfreð Gíslason as the new coach, the DHB wants to win again. But he can’t draw on unlimited resources at the January World Cup. Several players are injured.
The next setback for the German World Cup hope: left-handed Fabian Wiede (26) has canceled his participation in the World Cup handball in Egypt. This reports “Handball Inside”. The back Area player of Füchsen Berlin will miss the tournament in January due to the consequences of a shoulder injury.
After Patrick Wiencek (waiver due to corona) and Franz Semper and Tim Suton (both cruciate ligament ruptures), Wiede, 2016 European champion and Olympic third party from Rio, is the fourth national player not available for national coach Alfreð Gíslason at the peak of this season. Wiede said that “after his serious shoulder injury, he was not ready to face the rigors of such a tournament,” Gíslason said when asked by Handball Inside.
Wiede was named in the all-star team during the last World Cup of 2019 and missed the EM at the beginning of this year due to shoulder surgery. The 26-year-old played his first competitive games in October.