Berlin (dpa) – Former World Champion Oliver Roggisch expects the World Handball Championship to be held in Egypt in January, despite the corona pandemic.

“The Egyptians are very well prepared. I think we can count on everything going smoothly,” said the team manager (42) of the German national team in the “Morgenmagazin” of the ZDF.

At the World Cup from 13 to 31 January, 32 teams will compete for the medals, Germany will meet Hungary, Uruguay and Cape Verde in group A. “It is of course a big tournament, but for handball in Germany and all of Europe it is extremely important that we have matches that are also broadcast live, that we just take place as handball. That is the most important thing, and so trust. I tell the Egyptians they can do it well, “said the former chief of defense.

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