2015 World Men's Handball Championship squads


This article displays the squads for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship. Each team consists of 16 players. Yet, two players might be replaced, Every player who played is listed, thus some lists have more than 16. [citation needed]

2015 World Men's Handball Championship squads
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Age, caps and goals correct as of 15 January 2015.

Group A


Belarus

A 21-player preliminary squad was announced on 19 December 2014.[1]

Head coach: Yuri Shevtsov

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LW Ivan Brouka (1980-04-20)20 April 1980 (aged 34) 1.78 m 138 510 SKA Minsk
4 P Maxim Babichev (1986-03-07)7 March 1986 (aged 28) 2.00 m 104 174 Meshkov Brest
8 LW Dzmitry Kamyshyk (1990-05-01)1 May 1990 (aged 24) 2.00 m 61 145 Meshkov Brest
9 RB Aleh Astrashapkin (1992-01-20)20 January 1992 (aged 22) 1.90 m 6 4 Meshkov Brest
10 CB Barys Pukhouski (1987-01-03)3 January 1987 (aged 28) 1.84 m 117 503 Csurgó
12 GK Ivan Matskevich (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 23) 1.86 m 11 0 SKA Minsk
13 RB Kiryl Kniazeu (1990-03-09)9 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.95 m 31 62 SKA Minsk
14 LB Siarhei Rutenka (1981-08-29)29 August 1981 (aged 33) 1.98 m 49 317 Barcelona
15 RW Dzianis Rutenka (1986-02-14)14 February 1986 (aged 28) 1.90 m 72 179 Meshkov Brest
17 CB Dzmitry Nikulenkau (1984-07-12)12 July 1984 (aged 30) 1.88 m 65 199 Meshkov Brest
18 RB Siarhei Shylovich (1986-05-16)16 May 1986 (aged 28) 1.95 m 80 258 Meshkov Brest
19 P Mikhail Niazhura (1980-12-09)9 December 1980 (aged 34) 2.00 m 63 8 Gomel
20 LB Dzmitry Chystabayeu (1986-12-23)23 December 1986 (aged 28) 2.00 m 56 36 Permskie Medvedi
21 GK Vitali Charapenka (1984-01-27)27 January 1984 (aged 30) 1.93 m 60 0 Meshkov Brest
22 P Viachaslau Shumak (1988-12-22)22 December 1988 (aged 26) 2.03 m 60 110 Meshkov Brest
24 RW Maksim Baranau (1988-04-11)11 April 1988 (aged 26) 1.88 m 84 193 Meshkov Brest
55 P Aliaksandr Tsitou (1986-10-28)28 October 1986 (aged 28) 1.90 m 107 104 Motor Zaporozhye

Brazil

A 20-player preliminary squad was announced on 23 December 2014.[2] On 31 December 2014, 17 players were nominated.[3]

Head coach: Jordi Ribera

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 CB Henrique Teixeira (1989-02-27)27 February 1989 (aged 25) 1.92 m 66 102 Taubaté
3 RB Fernando Pacheco Filho (1983-05-25)25 May 1983 (aged 31) 1.90 m 148 455 EC Pinheiros
4 CB João Pedro Silva (1994-01-29)29 January 1994 (aged 20) 1.90 m 24 40 Ademar León
7 LB Guilherme Gama (1991-01-25)25 January 1991 (aged 23) 1.92 m 40 65 Fraikin Granollers
9 RW Lucas Cândido (1989-03-19)19 March 1989 (aged 25) 1.82 m 30 60 Taubaté
10 RB José Toledo (1994-01-11)11 January 1994 (aged 21) 1.93 m 23 65 Fraikin Granollers
13 CB Diogo Hubner (1983-01-30)30 January 1983 (aged 31) 1.88 m 55 95 Taubaté
14 LB Thiagus dos Santos (1989-01-25)25 January 1989 (aged 25) 1.99 m 74 120 Logroño
15 LB Arthur Patrianova (1993-04-22)22 April 1993 (aged 21) 1.90 m 34 71 Villa de Aranda
17 P Alexandro Pozzer (1988-12-21)21 December 1988 (aged 26) 1.92 m 37 54 Guadalajara
18 LW Felipe Ribeiro (1985-05-04)4 May 1985 (aged 29) 1.85 m 169 597 Montpellier
19 RW Fábio Chiuffa (1989-03-10)10 March 1989 (aged 25) 1.87 m 76 128 Guadalajara
21 RB Gustavo Cardoso (1982-01-09)9 January 1982 (aged 33) 1.92 m 92 210 Taubaté
25 P Vinícius Teixeira (1988-04-03)3 April 1988 (aged 26) 1.90 m 99 161 EC Pinheiros
81 GK Luís Ricardo Nascimento (1981-09-24)24 September 1981 (aged 33) 2.00 m 103 0 Taubaté
89 GK César Almeida (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 26) 1.87 m 35 0 Guadalajara

Chile

A 28-player preliminary squad was announced on 15 December 2014.[4]

Head coach: Fernando Capurro

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Felipe Barrientos (1984-06-12)12 June 1984 (aged 30) 1.87 m 75 1 Italiano
2 LW Sebastián Ceballos (1992-07-01)1 July 1992 (aged 22) 1.75 m 16 31 Zamora
5 CB Nicolás Jofre (1984-10-16)16 October 1984 (aged 30) 1.80 m 73 66 Santiago Steel
6 RB Rodrigo Díaz (1988-08-31)31 August 1988 (aged 26) 1.95 m 32 60 Italiano
7 LB Diego Reyes (1992-07-24)24 July 1992 (aged 22) 1.82 m 37 59 Zamora
8 RW Erik Caniu (1988-10-02)2 October 1988 (aged 26) 1.85 m 5 9 Luterano
9 LW Benjamín Callejas (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.70 m 10 14 Ovalle
10 CB Cristián Moll Ramírez (1993-03-13)13 March 1993 (aged 21) 1.85 m 32 44 Pedro Alonso Niño
11 L Esteban Salinas (1992-01-18)18 January 1992 (aged 22) 1.80 m 41 92 Zamora
12 GK Felipe García (1993-10-20)20 October 1993 (aged 21) 1.88 m 17 0 Santiago Steel
13 CB Guillermo Araya (1985-08-06)6 August 1985 (aged 29) 1.85 m 73 90 Ovalle
15 L Cristóbal del Río (1988-03-11)11 March 1988 (aged 26) 1.95 m 38 41 Santiago Steel
16 GK René Oliva (1987-03-07)7 March 1987 (aged 27) 1.96 m 48 0 Ovalle
17 RB Rodrigo Salinas Muñoz (1989-02-25)25 February 1989 (aged 25) 1.88 m 62 172 Steaua București
18 LB Cornejo Rodolfo (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 (aged 31) 1.90 m 18 30 Santiago Steel
19 RW Francisco Salazar (1992-08-04)4 August 1992 (aged 22) 1.78 m 14 25 Octavio Pilotes Posada
23 LB Javier Frelijj (1991-01-28)28 January 1991 (aged 23) 1.90 m 5 24 Luterano
29 L Marco Oneto (c) (1982-06-03)3 June 1982 (aged 32) 2.04 m 87 195 GWD Minden

Qatar

A 28-player preliminary squad was announced on 15 December 2014.[5]

Head coach: Valero Rivera

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 LB Žarko Marković (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 28) 1.96 m 0 0 El Jaish
4 LB Hassan Mabrouk (1982-07-29)29 July 1982 (aged 32) 1.90 m 27 55 El Jaish
7 LB Bertrand Roiné (1981-02-17)17 February 1981 (aged 33) 1.98 m 11 35 Al Ahli
9 RB Rafael Capote (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 27) 1.96 m 15 51 El Jaish
10 RW Abdulla Al-Karbi (1990-06-10)10 June 1990 (aged 24) 1.77 m 33 105 Al Sadd
11 LW Abdulrazzaq Murad (1990-06-29)29 June 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 59 122 Al-Gharafa
12 GK Danijel Šarić (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 37) 1.95 m 0 0 Barcelona
13 RW Eldar Memišević (1992-06-21)21 June 1992 (aged 22) 1.78 m 84 171 El Jaish
16 GK Goran Stojanović (1977-02-24)24 February 1977 (aged 37) 1.91 m 15 0 El Jaish
19 P Borja Vidal (1981-12-25)25 December 1981 (aged 33) 2.06 m 15 38 Al-Qiyada
20 LB Jovo Damjanović (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 (age 24) 1.91 m 26 34 El Jaish
25 CB Kamalaldin Mallash (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 (aged 23) 1.80 m 28 83 El Jaish
41 P Youssef Benali (1987-05-28)28 May 1987 (aged 27) 1.93 m 15 51 Lekhwiya
66 LW Hamad Madadi (1988-07-07)7 July 1988 (aged 26) 1.78 m 38 200 Lekhwiya
77 RB Hadi Hamdoon (1992-02-05)5 February 1992 (aged 22) 1.83 m 55 167 El Jaish
86 CB Mahmoud Hassab Alla (1986-11-22)22 November 1986 (aged 28) 1.82 m 8 24 Al Sadd
94 LB Ameen Zakkar (1994-06-15)15 June 1994 (aged 20) 1.95 m 26 42 Al Rayyan

Slovenia

A 26-player preliminary squad was announced on 15 December 2014.[6] It was trimmed down to 22 on 2 January 2015.[7] On 7 January 2015, 19 players were nominated.[8]

Head coach: Boris Denič

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
7 RB Vid Kavtičnik (1984-05-24)24 May 1984 (aged 30) 1.91 m 134 399 Montpellier
9 RB Jure Natek (1982-03-30)30 March 1982 (aged 32) 1.93 m 138 353 SC Magdeburg
10 LB Klemen Cehte (1986-05-10)10 May 1986 (aged 28) 1.96 m 25 57 Pays d'Aix UCH
11 RB Jure Dolenec (1988-12-06)6 December 1988 (aged 26) 1.90 m 66 259 Montpellier
12 GK Gorazd Škof (1977-07-11)11 July 1977 (aged 37) 1.88 m 155 0 Nantes
13 LB David Špiler (1983-01-02)2 January 1983 (aged 32) 1.90 m 120 278 Meshkov Brest
14 CB Sebastian Skube (1987-04-03)3 April 1987 (aged 27) 1.89 m 95 220 Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
16 GK Primož Prošt (1983-07-14)14 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.86 m 68 0 Frisch Auf Göppingen
19 P Miha Žvižej (1987-11-06)6 November 1987 (aged 27) 1.93 m 79 185 Fenix Toulouse
20 LW Luka Žvižej (1980-12-09)9 December 1980 (aged 34) 1.85 m 191 637 Celje
21 P Blaž Blagotinšek (1994-01-17)17 January 1994 (aged 20) 2.02 m 4 2 Celje
22 P Matej Gaber (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 (aged 23) 1.97 m 52 55 Montpellier
23 CB Uroš Zorman (c) (1980-01-09)9 January 1980 (aged 35) 1.90 m 190 467 Vive Targi Kielce
25 CB Marko Bezjak (1986-06-26)26 June 1986 (aged 28) 1.84 m 60 82 SC Magdeburg
27 LB Miladin Kozlina (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 31) 1.98 m 105 235 GWD Minden
30 RW Dragan Gajić (1984-07-21)21 July 1984 (aged 30) 1.88 m 130 512 Montpellier
33 P Uroš Bundalo (1989-04-29)29 April 1989 (aged 25) 1.98 m 43 44 Tremblay-en-France
44 CB Dean Bombač (1989-04-04)4 April 1989 (aged 25) 1.89 m 35 50 Pick Szeged

Spain

A 20-player preliminary squad was announced on 16 December 2014.[9] On 29 December 2014 an 18-player list was published.[10] On 12 January 2015, the final 16-player squad was announced.[11]

Head coach: Manolo Cadenas

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
4 RW Albert Rocas (1982-06-16)16 June 1982 (aged 32) 1.88 m 162 555 Logroño
5 RB Jorge Maqueda (1988-02-06)6 February 1988 (aged 26) 1.97 m 87 214 Nantes
8 RW Víctor Tomás (1985-02-15)15 February 1985 (aged 29) 1.78 m 131 430 Barcelona
9 CB Raúl Entrerríos (c) (1981-02-12)12 February 1981 (aged 33) 1.93 m 184 402 Barcelona
12 GK José Manuel Sierra (1978-05-21)21 May 1978 (aged 36) 1.94 m 111 0 Pick Szeged
13 P Julen Aguinagalde (1982-12-08)8 December 1982 (aged 32) 1.95 m 120 328 Vive Targi Kielce
15 LW Cristian Ugalde (1987-10-19)19 October 1987 (aged 27) 1.87 m 105 235 MKB Veszprém
19 P Juan Andreu (1985-01-20)20 January 1985 (aged 29) 1.97 m 38 74 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
20 CB Chema Rodríguez (1980-01-05)5 January 1980 (aged 35) 1.87 m 113 150 MKB Veszprém
21 CB Joan Cañellas (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 28) 1.98 m 104 282 THW Kiel
24 LB Viran Morros (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 31) 1.99 m 137 133 Barcelona
26 LB Antonio García Robledo (1984-03-06)6 March 1984 (aged 30) 1.91 m 47 91 Pick Szeged
28 LW Valero Rivera Folch (1985-02-22)22 February 1985 (aged 29) 1.85 m 45 125 Nantes
30 P Gedeón Guardiola (1984-10-01)1 October 1984 (aged 30) 2.00 m 61 76 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
33 GK Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (1991-01-10)10 January 1991 (aged 24) 1.89 m 125 0 Barcelona
40 RB Alex Dujshebaev (1992-12-17)17 December 1992 (aged 22) 1.87 m 7 13 Vardar

Group B


Austria

A 23-player preliminary squad was announced on 2 January 2015.[12] On 9 January 2015, an 18-player squad was announced.[13]

Head coach: Patrekur Jóhannesson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Thomas Bauer (1986-01-24)24 January 1986 (aged 28) 1.90 m 91 0 TBV Lemgo
2 LB Alexander Hermann (1991-12-10)10 December 1991 (aged 23) 1.92 m 34 44 SG West Wien
4 RB Maximilian Hermann (1991-12-10)10 December 1991 (aged 23) 1.94 m 32 62 Bergischer HC
5 CB Vytautas Žiūra (1979-05-11)11 May 1979 (aged 35) 1.89 m 79 171 Fivers Margareten
7 RB Janko Bozovic (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 29) 2.04 m 85 197 Meshkov Brest
10 RB Lucas Mayer (1983-02-16)16 February 1983 (aged 31) 1.86 m 70 147 Bregenz
12 GK Nikola Marinovic (1976-08-29)29 August 1976 (aged 38) 1.98 m 143 0 Frisch Auf Göppingen
14 CB Viktor Szilágyi (1978-09-16)16 September 1978 (aged 36) 1.95 m 187 853 Bergischer HC
15 P Fabian Posch (1988-01-05)5 January 1988 (aged 27) 1.98 m 80 96 SG West Wien
21 LB Roland Schlinger (1982-09-17)17 September 1982 (aged 32) 1.92 m 160 584 Alpla HC Hard
22 P Markus Wagesreiter (1982-01-14)14 January 1982 (aged 33) 1.98 m 134 107 SG West Wien
25 LW Dominik Ascherbauer (1989-08-21)21 August 1989 (aged 25) 1.91 m 6 14 HC Linz
27 RW Marian Klopcic (1992-01-14)14 January 1992 (aged 22) 1.84 m 17 14 Bregenz
28 RW Robert Weber (1985-11-25)25 November 1985 (aged 29) 1.79 m 125 497 SC Magdeburg
53 CB Nikola Bilyk (1996-11-28)28 November 1996 (aged 18) 1.98 m 5 6 Fivers Margareten
92 LW Raul Santos (1992-06-01)1 June 1992 (aged 22) 1.80 m 45 170 VfL Gummersbach
95 LB Romas Kirveliavičius (1988-03-05)5 March 1988 (aged 26) 2.00 m 4 3 SG BBM Bietigheim

Bosnia and Herzegovina

A 23-player preliminary squad was announced on 17 December 2014.[14] It was trimmed down to 20 on 30 December 2014.[15]

Head coach: Dragan Marković

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Nebojša Grahovac (1984-02-11)11 February 1984 (aged 30) 1.91 m 64 1 Chartres
2 RW Faruk Vražalić (1990-06-22)22 June 1990 (aged 24) 1.83 m 29 107 HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
3 LW Alen Ovčina (1989-02-27)27 February 1989 (aged 25) 1.90 m 10 28 Al-Shamal
4 CB Josip Perić (1992-06-05)5 June 1992 (aged 22) 1.80 m 6 6 Tatabánya
5 LW Mirko Mikić (1985-08-23)23 August 1985 (aged 29) 1.85 m 20 23 Borac Banja Luka
8 P Senjamin Burić (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 24) 1.96 m 31 31 Gorenje
11 CB Stefan Janković (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 22) 1.89 m 2 0 Borac Banja Luka
12 GK Benjamin Burić (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 24) 1.97 m 25 0 Gorenje
13 RB Kosta Savić (1987-12-15)15 December 1987 (aged 27) 1.92 m 28 54 Azoty-Puławy
14 LB Mirsad Terzić (1983-07-12)12 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.96 m 114 388 MKB Veszprém
15 P Muhamed Toromanović (c) (1984-04-09)9 April 1984 (aged 30) 1.94 m 111 383 US Créteil
16 GK Peđa Dejanović (1982-03-06)6 March 1982 (aged 32) 1.89 m 4 0 Bidasoa Irún
17 LB Duško Čelica (1986-08-16)16 August 1986 (aged 28) 1.98 m 23 50 Zagreb
18 CB Ivan Karačić (1985-05-26)26 May 1985 (aged 29) 1.90 m 30 75 Meshkov Brest
19 LB Nikola Prce (1980-08-31)31 August 1980 (aged 34) 2.00 m 66 232 Azoty-Puławy
21 P Vladimir Vranješ (1988-12-14)14 December 1988 (aged 26) 2.02 m 33 32 Pick Szeged
22 RB Dejan Malinović (1992-04-12)12 April 1992 (aged 22) 1.91 m 19 47 US Créteil
24 RW Muhamed Zulfić (1992-05-13)13 May 1992 (aged 22) 1.88 m 0 0 Bosna Sarajevo

Croatia

A 20-player preliminary squad was announced on 23 December 2014.[16] An 18-player squad was announced on 30 December 2014.[17] A final 16-player squad was announced on 13 January 2015.[18]

Head coach: Slavko Goluža

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 CB Domagoj Duvnjak (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 26) 1.97 m 136 435 THW Kiel
7 RB Luka Stepančić (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 24) 2.03 m 16 26 Zagreb
8 RB Marko Kopljar (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 (aged 28) 2.10 m 109 210 Paris Saint-Germain
9 P Igor Vori (c) (1980-09-20)20 September 1980 (aged 34) 2.03 m 223 562 Paris Saint-Germain
10 LB Jakov Gojun (1986-04-18)18 April 1986 (aged 28) 2.04 m 108 66 Paris Saint-Germain
13 RW Zlatko Horvat (1984-09-25)25 September 1984 (aged 30) 1.79 m 98 246 Zagreb
16 GK Filip Ivić (1992-08-30)30 August 1992 (aged 22) 1.95 m 17 0 Zagreb
18 CB Igor Karačić (1988-11-02)2 November 1988 (aged 26) 1.89 m 10 37 Vardar
20 LB Damir Bičanić (1985-06-29)29 June 1985 (aged 29) 1.94 m 78 153 Chambéry
25 GK Mirko Alilović (1985-09-15)15 September 1985 (aged 29) 2.00 m 137 0 MKB Veszprém
26 LW Manuel Štrlek (1988-12-01)1 December 1988 (aged 26) 1.81 m 82 259 Vive Targi Kielce
27 RW Ivan Čupić (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 28) 1.78 m 97 378 Vive Targi Kielce
28 P Željko Musa (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 29) 2.00 m 73 48 Vive Targi Kielce
29 LW Ivan Ninčević (1981-10-27)27 October 1981 (aged 33) 1.84 m 65 96 Beşiktaş
32 LB Ivan Slišković (1991-10-23)23 October 1991 (aged 23) 1.97 m 20 49 Celje
34 P Ilija Brozović (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 23) 1.95 m 0 0 Zagreb

Iran

A 22-player preliminary squad was announced on 28 December 2014.[19] An 18-player squad was revealed on 13 January 2015.[20]

Head coach: Borut Maček

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LW Mojtaba Heidarpour (1988-09-20)20 September 1988 (aged 26) 1.80 m 21 75 Samen Sabzevar
3 LB Mohammad Reza Rajabi (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 29) 1.90 m 145 662 Naft Al-Janoob
4 RW Milad Masaeli (1988-05-28)28 May 1988 (aged 26) 1.92 m 72 245 Samen Sabzevar
6 LB Sajjad Esteki (1990-04-23)23 April 1990 (aged 24) 1.90 m 63 350 Samen Sabzevar
7 CB Pouya Norouzinejad (1994-06-23)23 June 1994 (aged 20) 1.89 m 27 70 Magnesium Ferdows
8 P Alireza Mousavi (1990-04-27)27 April 1990 (aged 24) 1.97 m 97 360 Tatabánya
9 P Mehdi Bijari (1983-12-05)5 December 1983 (aged 31) 1.91 m 47 95 Samen Sabzevar
10 CB Allahkaram Esteki (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 26) 1.94 m 95 437 Samen Sabzevar
17 P Mojtaba Karamian (1989-03-13)13 March 1989 (aged 25) 1.98 m 23 98 Magnesium Ferdows
18 LW Ehsan Abouei (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.76 m 35 180 Shahrdari Tabriz
20 LW Amin Kazemi (1988-05-07)7 May 1988 (aged 26) 1.86 m 57 195 Bafgh Yazd
22 RB Sajjad Nadri (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.94 m 40 182 Samen Sabzevar
23 GK Saeid Heidarirad (1990-09-22)22 September 1990 (aged 24) 1.93 m 32 0 Sanat Mes Kerman
24 LB Afshin Sadeghi (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 21) 1.83 m 21 55 Samen Mashhad
26 GK Mohsen Babasafari (1987-06-28)28 June 1987 (aged 27) 1.95 m 32 0 Tatabánya
36 RB Jalal Kiani (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 25) 1.83 m 42 122 Magnesium Ferdows
87 RW Omid Sekenari (1988-04-24)24 April 1988 (aged 26) 1.83 m 63 226 Magnesium Ferdows
89 GK Saeid Barkhordari (1989-05-07)7 May 1989 (aged 25) 1.90 m 55 0 Samen Sabzevar

Macedonia

A 21-player preliminary squad was announced on 15 December 2014.[21][22] An 18-player squad was announced on 5 January 2015.[23]

Head coach: Ivica Obrvan

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 LW Dejan Manaskov (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 22) 1.80 m 26 50 Metalurg Skopje
4 RB Renato Vugrinec (1975-09-06)6 September 1975 (aged 39) 1.96 m 4 7 Metalurg Skopje
5 P Stojanče Stoilov (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 27) 1.92 m 23 37 Vardar
7 RB Kiril Lazarov (c) (1980-05-10)10 May 1980 (aged 34) 1.93 m 109 901 Barcelona
9 CB Aco Jonovski (1980-12-29)29 December 1980 (aged 34) 1.97 m 66 67 Metalurg Skopje
13 CB Filip Mirkulovski (1983-09-14)14 September 1983 (aged 31) 1.89 m 116 293 Metalurg Skopje
14 LB Velko Markoski (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 (aged 28) 1.94 m 34 47 Metalurg Skopje
15 RW Zlatko Mojsoski (1981-11-15)15 November 1981 (aged 33) 1.80 m 26 34 Prilep
16 GK Borko Ristovski (1982-11-02)2 November 1982 (aged 32) 1.90 m 112 3 US Créteil
17 P Nikola Markoski (1990-05-22)22 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.96 m 15 8 Metalurg Skopje
18 LB Naumče Mojsovski (1980-06-17)17 June 1980 (aged 34) 1.87 m 98 130 Metalurg Skopje
20 GK Petar Angelov (1977-03-08)8 March 1977 (aged 37) 1.85 m 41 0 Vardar
21 CB Nemanja Pribak (1984-03-26)26 March 1984 (aged 30) 1.90 m 7 8 Vardar
22 RW Goce Georgievski (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 27) 1.85 m 31 46 Metalurg Skopje
23 LB Filip Lazarov (1985-04-21)21 April 1985 (aged 29) 1.97 m 37 101 Vardar
24 LW Vlado Nedanovski (1985-06-23)23 June 1985 (aged 29) 1.87 m 20 50 Vardar

Tunisia

An 18-player preliminary squad was announced on 30 December 2014.[24]

Head coach: Sead Hasanefendić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Hamza Majed (1983-02-08)8 February 1983 (aged 31) 1.86 m 43 0 Al Rayyan
3 LB Selim Hedoui (1983-10-01)1 October 1983 (aged 31) 1.99 m 218 398 Al-Arabi
4 LW Aymen Toumi (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 24) 1.84 m 71 123 Nantes
5 P Mahmoud Gharbi (1982-02-11)11 February 1982 (aged 32) 1.91 m 179 289 Nantes
6 P Issam Tej (c) (1979-07-29)29 July 1979 (aged 35) 1.87 m 293 770 Montpellier
7 RW Jaleleddine Touati (1982-07-12)12 July 1982 (aged 32) 1.79 m 194 397 Dunkerque
8 LB Wissem Hmam (1981-04-21)21 April 1981 (aged 33) 1.98 m 234 761 Saint-Raphaël VHB
9 RB Amine Bannour (1990-02-21)21 February 1990 (aged 24) 1.97 m 34 116 Club Africain
10 CB Kamel Alouini (1988-07-06)6 July 1988 (aged 26) 1.87 m 92 210 Espérance de Tunis
12 GK Marouen Maggaiz (1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.91 m 146 3 Espérance de Tunis
17 LB Wael Jallouz (1991-05-03)3 May 1991 (aged 23) 1.98 m 75 171 Barcelona
19 LB Mosbah Sanaï (1991-03-26)26 March 1991 (aged 23) 1.92 m 59 147 El Jaish
20 CB Heykel Megannem (1977-02-28)28 February 1977 (aged 37) 1.86 m 276 615 El Jaish
21 LW Oussama Boughanmi (1990-02-05)5 February 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 76 295 Tremblay-en-France
25 CB Abdelhak Ben Salah (1990-04-25)25 April 1990 (aged 24) 1.84 m 35 69 Club Africain
27 RB Aymen Hammed (1983-07-26)26 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.96 m 100 352 Espérance de Tunis
31 P Marouan Chouiref (1990-05-27)27 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.97 m 63 52 Tremblay-en-France

Group C


Algeria

A 24-player preliminary squad was announced on 20 December 2014.[25]

Head coach: Reda Zeguili

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 CB Khaled Chentout (1984-03-29)29 March 1984 (aged 30) 1.94 m 12 19 Nøtterøy HB
6 LB Messaoud Berkous (c) (1989-07-20)20 July 1989 (aged 25) 1.89 m 58 89 GS Pétroliers
7 LW Hichem Daoud (1992-01-09)9 January 1992 (aged 23) 1.90 m 16 36 CRB Baraki
10 LB Sassi Boultif (1983-01-09)9 January 1983 (aged 32) 1.91 m 50 83 Al-Nasr
12 GK Abdellah Benmenni (1986-08-19)19 August 1986 (aged 28) 1.94 m 6 0 GS Pétroliers
13 LW Riadh Chahbour (1985-07-28)28 July 1985 (aged 29) 1.85 m 43 86 GS Pétroliers
14 RW Rabah Soudani (1985-04-08)8 April 1985 (aged 29) 1.92 m 31 36 Cherbourg
15 LB Tarek Boukhmis (1980-04-14)14 April 1980 (aged 34) 1.90 m 24 61 JSE Skikda
16 GK Adel Bousmal (1985-05-01)1 May 1985 (aged 29) 1.94 m 31 0 GS Boufarik
17 RB Abderrahim Berriah (1980-04-14)14 April 1980 (aged 34) 1.95 m 58 82 GS Pétroliers
18 P Hichem Kaabeche (1990-03-12)12 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.92 m 57 73 JSE Skikda
19 LW Ayat Hamoud (1990-08-10)10 August 1990 (aged 24) 1.78 m 41 63 ES Ain Touta
20 RB El Hadi Biloum (1981-05-26)26 May 1981 (aged 33) 1.92 m 60 102 Martigues
21 P Mohamed Mokrani (1981-01-31)31 January 1981 (aged 33) 1.88 m 33 40 Dunkerque
22 GK Abdelmalek Slahdji (1983-08-08)8 August 1983 (aged 31) 1.90 m 70 0 GS Pétroliers
24 RW Messaoud Layadi (1982-03-24)24 March 1982 (aged 32) 1.90 m 24 60 GS Pétroliers
25 LB Belgacem Filah (1988-01-19)19 January 1988 (aged 26) 1.98 m 73 109 GS Pétroliers

Czech Republic

A 13-player squad was announced on 11 December 2014.[26][27] 18 players were selected on 9 January 2015.[28] The 16-player squad was published on 10 January 2015.[29]

Head coach: Jan Filip / Daniel Kubeš

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LW Jakub Hrstka (1990-03-17)17 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 47 135 Tatran Prešov
3 CB Roman Bečvář (1989-04-18)18 April 1989 (aged 25) 1.91 m 52 134 Empor Rostock
5 RW Miroslav Jurka (1987-06-07)7 June 1987 (aged 27) 1.89 m 36 73 Saint-Raphaël VHB
8 LW Jiří Motl (1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 30) 1.84 m 74 142 Lovosice
9 LB Filip Jícha (1982-04-19)19 April 1982 (aged 32) 2.01 m 148 816 THW Kiel
11 RW Jan Sobol (1984-05-22)22 May 1984 (aged 30) 1.88 m 101 274 Azoty-Puławy
13 LB Pavel Horák (1982-11-28)28 November 1982 (aged 32) 1.98 m 77 257 Füchse Berlin
16 GK Martin Galia (1979-04-12)12 April 1979 (aged 35) 1.89 m 143 3 TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
19 CB Tomáš Babák (1993-12-28)28 December 1993 (aged 21) 1.86 m 14 16 TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
22 RW Petr Linhart (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.95 m 14 33 Talent Plzeň
23 P Leoš Petrovský (1993-01-05)5 January 1993 (aged 22) 2.02 m 5 11 Talent Plzeň
27 CB Ondřej Zdráhala (1983-07-10)10 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.87 m 66 157 ASV Hamm-Westfalen
32 P Jakub Šindelář (1986-11-20)20 November 1986 (aged 28) 1.95 m 17 6 Talent Plzeň
41 LB Michal Kasal (1994-04-03)3 April 1994 (aged 20) 2.09 m 16 14 Celje
42 CB Jakub Szymanski (1983-02-09)9 February 1983 (aged 31) 1.98 m 41 52 TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
71 GK Petr Štochl (1976-04-24)24 April 1976 (aged 38) 1.93 m 182 2 Füchse Berlin

Egypt

A 19-player preliminary squad was announced on 12 December 2014.[30]

Head coach: Marwan Ragab

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 RB Mamdouh Abouebaid (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 (aged 27) 1.87 m 70 280 Al Ahly
5 RW Mahmoud Radwan (1989-10-19)19 October 1989 (aged 25) 1.86 m 111 444 Al Ahly
6 P Ahmed Abdelrahman (1984-01-26)26 January 1984 (aged 30) 1.85 m 75 300 Al Ahly
8 P Mahmoud Ramadan (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 30) 1.85 m 205 615 Al Ahly
9 CB Eslam Issa (1988-07-02)2 July 1988 (aged 26) 1.86 m 180 270 Club Africain
12 GK Mohamed Bakir (1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 40) 1.95 m 350 0 Alexandria SC
13 LW Omar El-Wakil (1988-05-14)14 May 1988 (aged 26) 1.78 m 50 200 Al Ahly
15 RW Mohamed Amer (1987-12-12)12 December 1987 (aged 27) 1.87 m 45 180 Al Ahly
19 CB Mohamed El-Bassiouny (1990-05-10)10 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 110 440 Alexandria SC
20 CB Mohamed Hashem (1988-01-23)23 January 1988 (aged 26) 1.80 m 170 180 Aviation SC
24 P Ibrahim El-Masry (1989-03-11)11 March 1989 (aged 25) 1.95 m 95 380 Al Ahly
25 P Wisam Nawar (1990-02-14)14 February 1990 (aged 24) 1.88 m 53 318 Alexandria SC
39 LB Yehia El-Deraa (1995-07-17)17 July 1995 (aged 19) 1.90 m 35 120 Heliopolis SC
66 RB Ahmed El-Ahmar (1984-01-27)27 January 1984 (aged 30) 1.84 m 230 920 El Jaish
72 GK Mahmoud Khalil (1991-06-01)1 June 1991 (aged 23) 1.92 m 60 0 El Jaish
88 GK Karim Handawy (1988-05-01)1 May 1988 (aged 26) 1.86 m 175 0 Al Ahly
90 LB Aly Zein (1990-12-14)14 December 1990 (aged 24) 1.95 m 104 416 Al Jazira

France

A 20-player preliminary squad was announced on 6 December 2014.[31] A 17-player squad was announced on 13 January 2015.[32]

Head coach: Claude Onesta

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Cyril Dumoulin (1984-02-02)2 February 1984 (aged 30) 2.00 m 38 0 Fenix Toulouse
2 LB Jérôme Fernandez (c) (1977-03-07)7 March 1977 (aged 37) 1.99 m 375 1443 Fenix Toulouse
4 RB Xavier Barachet (1988-11-19)19 November 1988 (aged 26) 1.95 m 66 132 Paris Saint-Germain
7 P Igor Anić (1987-06-12)12 June 1987 (aged 27) 1.94 m 24 31 Nantes
8 CB Daniel Narcisse (1979-12-16)16 December 1979 (aged 35) 1.89 m 264 814 Paris Saint-Germain
9 RW Guillaume Joli (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 29) 1.78 m 103 293 HSG Wetzlar
10 RB Alix Nyokas (1986-06-28)28 June 1986 (aged 28) 1.88 m 29 44 Frisch Auf Göppingen
11 LW Samuel Honrubia (1986-07-05)5 July 1986 (aged 28) 1.80 m 70 188 Paris Saint-Germain
13 CB Nikola Karabatić (1984-04-11)11 April 1984 (aged 30) 1.96 m 234 964 Barcelona
14 LW/CB Kentin Mahé (1991-05-22)22 May 1991 (aged 23) 1.85 m 20 31 HSV Hamburg
15 LB Mathieu Grébille (1991-10-06)6 October 1991 (aged 23) 1.98 m 26 49 Montpellier
16 GK Thierry Omeyer (1976-11-02)2 November 1976 (aged 38) 1.92 m 306 1 Paris Saint-Germain
18 LB William Accambray (1988-04-08)8 April 1988 (aged 26) 1.94 m 73 177 Paris Saint-Germain
20 P Cédric Sorhaindo (1984-06-07)7 June 1984 (aged 30) 1.92 m 129 251 Barcelona
21 LW Michaël Guigou (1982-01-28)28 January 1982 (aged 32) 1.79 m 196 687 Montpellier
22 P Luka Karabatić (1988-04-19)19 April 1988 (aged 26) 2.02 m 23 17 Pays d'Aix UCH
28 RB Valentin Porte (1990-09-07)7 September 1990 (aged 24) 1.90 m 29 57 Fenix Toulouse

Iceland

A 20-player preliminary squad was announced on 18 December 2014.[33] On 11 January 2015 a 17-player squad was published.[34]

Head coach: Aron Kristjánsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Björgvin Páll Gústavsson (1985-05-24)24 May 1985 (aged 29) 1.93 m 150 0 Bergischer HC
2 P Vignir Svavarsson (1980-06-20)20 June 1980 (aged 34) 1.94 m 209 228 HC Midtjylland
3 P Kári Kristjánsson (1984-10-28)28 October 1984 (aged 30) 1.98 m 84 101 Valur
4 LB Aron Pálmarsson (1990-07-19)19 July 1990 (aged 24) 1.93 m 86 317 THW Kiel
6 RB Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 30) 1.91 m 206 339 USAM Nîmes
7 LB Arnór Atlason (1984-07-23)23 July 1984 (aged 30) 1.91 m 154 377 Saint-Raphaël VHB
9 LW Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (c) (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 (aged 35) 1.87 m 302 1595 Barcelona
10 CB Snorri Guðjónsson (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 33) 1.87 m 234 807 Sélestat
12 GK Aron Rafn Eðvarðsson (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 25) 2.02 m 36 0 Eskilstuna Guif
14 RW Arnór Þór Gunnarsson (1987-10-23)23 October 1987 (aged 27) 1.81 m 34 64 Bergischer HC
15 RB Alexander Petersson (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 34) 1.86 m 157 623 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
17 P Sverre Andreas Jakobsson (1977-02-08)8 February 1977 (aged 37) 1.96 m 169 27 KA Akureyrar
18 P Róbert Gunnarsson (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 34) 1.90 m 248 720 Paris Saint-Germain
19 LB Sigurbergur Sveinsson (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 27) 1.89 m 45 51 HC Erlangen
22 LW Stefán Rafn Sigurmannsson (1990-05-19)19 May 1990 (aged 24) 1.96 m 30 31 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
26 P Bjarki Már Gunnarsson (1988-08-10)10 August 1988 (aged 26) 2.01 m 23 6 EHV Aue
27 CB Gunnar Steinn Jónsson (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 27) 1.95 m 18 14 VfL Gummersbach

Sweden

The squad was announced on 15 December 2014.[35] On 8 January 2015, Magnus Persson replaced Johan Jakobsson due to an injury.[36]

Head coach: Ola Lindgren / Staffan Olsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Mattias Andersson (1978-03-29)29 March 1978 (aged 36) 1.85 m 110 0 Flensburg-Handewitt
2 RB Magnus Persson (1990-12-17)17 December 1990 (aged 24) 1.92 m 20 27 VfL Gummersbach
4 LB Marcus Olsson (1990-03-31)31 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 17 45 IFK Kristianstad
5 RB Kim Andersson (1982-08-21)21 August 1982 (aged 32) 1.99 m 209 751 KIF Kolding København
6 LW Jonas Källman (1981-07-17)17 July 1981 (aged 33) 2.00 m 187 551 Pick Szeged
8 CB Lukas Karlsson (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 32) 1.78 m 80 160 KIF Kolding København
10 RW Niclas Ekberg (1988-12-23)23 December 1988 (aged 26) 1.91 m 104 432 THW Kiel
18 P Tobias Karlsson (1981-06-04)4 June 1981 (aged 33) 1.96 m 143 79 Flensburg-Handewitt
21 CB Patrik Fahlgren (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 29) 1.88 m 43 62 MT Melsungen
22 GK Johan Sjöstrand (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 27) 1.95 m 88 0 THW Kiel
24 LW Fredrik Petersen (1983-08-27)27 August 1983 (aged 31) 1.88 m 118 332 Füchse Berlin
26 RW Anton Halén (1990-11-28)28 November 1990 (aged 24) 1.92 m 10 22 Frisch Auf Göppingen
27 P Niclas Barud (1988-03-22)22 March 1988 (aged 26) 1.96 m 30 16 Aalborg
31 LB Viktor Östlund (1992-01-19)19 January 1992 (aged 22) 1.98 m 7 13 Eskilstuna Guif
32 RW Mattias Zachrisson (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 24) 1.79 m 53 85 Füchse Berlin
35 P Andreas Nilsson (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 24) 1.97 m 65 155 MKB Veszprém
36 P Jesper Nielsen (1989-08-30)30 August 1989 (aged 25) 2.00 m 35 30 Füchse Berlin

Group D


Argentina

An 18-player preliminary squad was announced on 26 December 2014.[37]

Head coach: Eduardo Gallardo

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Matías Schulz (1982-02-12)12 February 1982 (aged 32) 1.90 m 107 3 Nantes
2 LW Federico Fernández (1989-10-17)17 October 1989 (aged 25) 1.87 m 94 302 UNLu
3 RW Federico Pizarro (1986-07-06)6 July 1986 (aged 28) 1.83 m 67 232 UNLu
4 CB Sebastián Simonet (c) (1986-05-12)12 May 1986 (aged 28) 1.90 m 130 394 US Ivry
5 P Pablo Sebastián Portela (1980-06-21)21 June 1980 (aged 34) 1.90 m 129 60 River Plate
6 CB Diego Simonet (1989-12-26)26 December 1989 (aged 25) 1.89 m 74 320 Montpellier
7 RW Facundo Cangiani (1991-04-23)23 April 1991 (aged 23) 1.82 m 20 115 River Plate
8 LB Pablo Simonet (1992-05-04)4 May 1992 (aged 22) 1.89 m 41 75 US Ivry
9 RB Leonardo Facundo Querín (1982-04-17)17 April 1982 (aged 32) 1.97 m 152 230 Billère
10 RB Federico Matías Vieyra (1988-07-21)21 July 1988 (aged 26) 1.92 m 94 203 Istres
12 GK Fernando Gabriel García (1981-08-31)31 August 1981 (aged 33) 1.90 m 186 5 Vernon
13 LB Juan Pablo Fernández (1988-09-30)30 September 1988 (aged 26) 1.90 m 103 154 UNLu
14 LB Agustín Vidal (1987-07-08)8 July 1987 (aged 27) 1.94 m 73 150 Maristas
15 P Gonzalo Carou (1979-08-15)15 August 1979 (aged 35) 1.94 m 174 353 Istres
18 LW Adrián Portela (1986-03-08)8 March 1986 (aged 28) 1.83 m 30 104 River Plate
22 P Sergio Crevatin (1980-05-28)28 May 1980 (aged 34) 1.87 m 112 153 SAG LOMAS

Denmark

A 19-player preliminary squad was announced on 18 December 2014.[38] It was reduced to 17 players on 11 January 2015.[39]

Head coach: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Niklas Landin Jacobsen (c) (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 (aged 26) 2.00 m 107 1 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
3 RB Mads Christiansen (1986-05-03)3 May 1986 (aged 28) 1.94 m 72 138 Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
5 CB Mads Mensah Larsen (1991-08-12)12 August 1991 (aged 23) 1.88 m 34 77 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
6 LW Casper Ulrich Mortensen (1989-12-14)14 December 1989 (aged 25) 1.90 m 36 108 SønderjyskE
7 LW Anders Eggert (1982-05-14)14 May 1982 (aged 32) 1.79 m 127 477 Flensburg-Handewitt
11 CB Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (1991-06-20)20 June 1991 (aged 23) 1.93 m 50 70 THW Kiel
13 CB Bo Spellerberg (1979-07-24)24 July 1979 (aged 35) 1.92 m 231 327 KIF Kolding København
15 P Jesper Nøddesbo (1980-10-23)23 October 1980 (aged 34) 1.99 m 165 350 Barcelona
16 GK Jannick Green (1989-09-29)29 September 1989 (aged 25) 1.95 m 45 1 SC Magdeburg
17 RW Lasse Svan Hansen (1983-08-31)31 August 1983 (aged 31) 1.84 m 121 233 Flensburg-Handewitt
18 RW Hans Lindberg (1981-08-01)1 August 1981 (aged 33) 1.88 m 192 545 HSV Hamburg
19 P Rene Toft Hansen (1984-11-01)1 November 1984 (aged 30) 2.00 m 85 143 THW Kiel
21 LB Henrik Møllgaard (1985-01-02)2 January 1985 (aged 30) 1.96 m 58 116 Skjern Håndbold
22 RB Kasper Søndergaard (1981-06-09)9 June 1981 (aged 33) 1.92 m 146 330 Skjern Håndbold
23 P Henrik Toft Hansen (1986-12-18)18 December 1986 (aged 28) 2.00 m 45 89 HSV Hamburg
24 LB Mikkel Hansen (1987-10-22)22 October 1987 (aged 27) 1.92 m 119 558 Paris Saint-Germain
27 LB Michael Damgaard (1990-03-18)18 March 1990 (aged 24) 1.92 m 4 4 Team Tvis Holstebro

Germany

A 19-player preliminary squad was announced on 22 December 2014.[40]

Head coach: Dagur Sigurðsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 LB Stefan Kneer (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 29) 1.94 m 59 91 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
3 LW Uwe Gensheimer (c) (1986-10-26)26 October 1986 (aged 28) 1.88 m 98 394 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
5 RW Johannes Sellin (1990-12-31)31 December 1990 (aged 24) 1.86 m 30 74 MT Melsungen
7 P Patrick Wiencek (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 25) 2.00 m 66 149 THW Kiel
12 GK Silvio Heinevetter (1984-10-21)21 October 1984 (aged 30) 1.94 m 118 1 Füchse Berlin
13 P Hendrik Pekeler (1991-07-02)2 July 1991 (aged 23) 2.03 m 25 39 TBV Lemgo
14 RW Patrick Groetzki (1989-07-04)4 July 1989 (aged 25) 1.89 m 73 195 Rhein-Neckar Löwen
16 GK Carsten Lichtlein (1980-11-04)4 November 1980 (aged 34) 2.02 m 187 1 VfL Gummersbach
17 RB Steffen Weinhold (1986-07-19)19 July 1986 (aged 28) 1.91 m 62 147 THW Kiel
19 CB Martin Strobel (1986-06-05)5 June 1986 (aged 28) 1.89 m 95 112 HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
21 P Erik Schmidt (1992-12-28)28 December 1992 (aged 22) 2.04 m 6 2 TSG Friesenheim
22 CB Michael Kraus (1983-09-28) 28 September 1983 (age 37) 1.87 m 120 392 Frisch Auf Göppingen
27 RB Michael Müller (1984-09-19)19 September 1984 (aged 30) 1.97 m 63 131 MT Melsungen
30 RB Jens Schöngarth (1988-12-07)7 December 1988 (aged 26) 2.03 m 6 13 TuS N-Lübbecke
37 LW Matthias Musche (1992-07-18)18 July 1992 (aged 22) 1.86 m 8 7 SC Magdeburg
38 LB Fabian Böhm (1989-06-24)24 June 1989 (aged 25) 1.98 m 4 3 HBW Balingen-Weilstetten
42 LB Paul Drux (1995-02-07)7 February 1995 (aged 19) 1.95 m 10 24 Füchse Berlin

Poland

A 23-player preliminary squad was announced on 27 December 2014.[41] On 8 January 2015 it was reduced to 18.[42]

Head coach: Michael Biegler

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Sławomir Szmal (1978-10-02)2 October 1978 (aged 36) 1.90 m 248 2 Vive Targi Kielce
3 RB Krzysztof Lijewski (1983-07-07)7 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.98 m 147 339 Vive Targi Kielce
6 LW Przemysław Krajewski (1987-01-20)20 January 1987 (aged 27) 1.84 m 35 46 Azoty-Puławy
7 RW Robert Orzechowski (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 25) 1.89 m 57 106 Górnik Zabrze
8 LB Karol Bielecki (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 (aged 32) 2.02 m 209 782 Vive Targi Kielce
9 RB Andrzej Rojewski (1985-08-20)20 August 1985 (aged 29) 1.93 m 2 4 SC Magdeburg
11 LW Adam Wiśniewski (1980-10-24)24 October 1980 (aged 34) 1.92 m 110 245 Wisła Płock
12 GK Marcin Wichary (1980-02-17)17 February 1980 (aged 34) 1.93 m 112 0 Wisła Płock
13 P Bartosz Jurecki (1979-01-31)31 January 1979 (aged 35) 1.93 m 199 638 SC Magdeburg
15 LB Michał Jurecki (c) (1984-10-27)27 October 1984 (aged 30) 2.02 m 154 398 Vive Targi Kielce
16 GK Piotr Wyszomirski (1988-01-06)6 January 1988 (aged 27) 1.93 m 75 0 Pick Szeged
18 P Piotr Grabarczyk (1982-10-31)31 October 1982 (aged 32) 2.00 m 76 42 Vive Targi Kielce
20 LB Mariusz Jurkiewicz (1982-02-03)3 February 1982 (aged 32) 1.98 m 136 222 Wisła Płock
21 CB Piotr Masłowski (1988-02-20)20 February 1988 (aged 26) 1.92 m 12 12 Azoty-Puławy
23 P Kamil Syprzak (1991-07-23)23 July 1991 (aged 23) 2.08 m 54 76 Wisła Płock
26 RW Michał Daszek (1992-06-27)27 June 1992 (aged 22) 1.80 m 20 24 Wisła Płock
45 RB Michał Szyba (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 26) 1.96 m 26 29 Gorenje
49 LB Piotr Chrapkowski (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 26) 2.03 m 36 69 Vive Targi Kielce

Russia

A 21-player preliminary squad was announced on 24 December 2014.[43] It was reduced to 18 on 10 January 2015.[44]

Head coach: Oleg Kuleshov

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 P Alexander Pyshkin (1987-04-13)13 April 1987 (aged 27) 1.97 m 11 4 Saint Petersburg
6 RW Daniil Shishkarev (1988-07-06)6 July 1988 (aged 26) 1.89 m 20 23 Vardar
7 RW Dmitry Kovalev (1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 32) 1.80 m 132 314 Chekhovskiye Medvedi
8 P Egor Evdokimov (1982-03-09)9 March 1982 (aged 32) 2.00 m 91 133 Motor Zaporozhye
9 LW Oleg Skopintsev (1984-04-15)15 April 1984 (aged 30) 1.84 m 47 63 Motor Zaporozhye
11 CB Pavel Atman (1987-05-25)25 May 1987 (aged 27) 1.90 m 50 64 Free agent
12 GK Vadim Bogdanov (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 28) 1.97 m 24 0 Azoty-Puławy
13 LB Sergei Gorbok (1982-12-04)4 December 1982 (aged 32) 1.96 m 11 40 Vardar
16 GK Igor Levshin (1974-08-18)18 August 1974 (aged 40) 1.98 m 48 0 Permskie Medvedi
18 LB Sergey Kudinov (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 (aged 23) 1.95 m 9 8 C' Chartres MHB
20 P Mikhail Chipurin (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 28) 1.85 m 105 497 Vardar
31 LW Timur Dibirov (1983-07-30)30 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.80 m 125 376 Vardar
33 LB Alexander Dereven (1992-03-26)26 March 1992 (aged 22) 1.99 m 1 2 Chekhovskiye Medvedi
35 RB Konstantin Igropulo (1985-04-14)14 April 1985 (aged 29) 1.90 m 110 505 Füchse Berlin
69 RB Samvel Aslanyan (1986-02-23)23 February 1986 (aged 28) 1.86 m 77 113 Permskie Medvedi
84 GK Oleg Grams (1984-02-20)20 February 1984 (aged 30) 2.01 m 109 0 Chekhovskiye Medvedi
89 CB Dmitry Zhitnikov (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 25) 1.85 m 20 25 Chekhovskiye Medvedi

Saudi Arabia

A 21-player preliminary squad was announced on 2 December 2014.[45] On 4 January 2015 the list was trimmed to 17.[46]

Head coach: Goran Dzokic

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 LW Abdullah Al-Abbas (1992-01-30)30 January 1992 (aged 22) 1.68 m 8 20 Al-Safa
5 P Hassan Al-Janabi (1983-07-25)25 July 1983 (aged 31) 1.80 m 95 115 Mudhar
7 LW Abdullah Al-Hulaili (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 20) 1.68 m 0 0 Mudhar
8 LB Abdullah Al-Hammad (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 24) 1.85 m 90 80 Al-Safa
9 CB Abdulrahman Al-Johani (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 26) 1.84 m 0 0 Al-Ahli
11 RW Ahmed Hazazi (1990-12-13)13 December 1990 (aged 24) 1.77 m 17 30 Al-Wehda
15 RW Ahmad Al-Abdulali (1988-06-18)18 June 1988 (aged 26) 1.84 m 0 0 Mudhar
16 GK Mohammed Al-Salem (1986-04-03)3 April 1986 (aged 28) 1.89 m 100 0 Al-Safa
17 P Abdullah Al-Salam (1995-04-03)3 April 1995 (aged 19) 1.85 m 0 0 Mudhar
21 GK Mohammed Al-Nassfan (1991-07-26)26 July 1991 (aged 23) 1.84 m 8 0 Al-Safa
22 P Abdullah Al-Salam (1995-04-03)3 April 1995 (aged 19) 1.85 m 0 0 Mudhar
24 LB Hisham Al-Obaidi (1988-03-20)20 March 1988 (aged 26) 1.85 m 92 110 Al-Safa
34 GK Ali Al-Saffar (1995-02-09)9 February 1995 (aged 19) 1.85 m 9 0 Mudhar
37 CB Mohammed Al-Abbas (1992-12-19)19 December 1992 (aged 22) 1.65 m 70 85 Mudhar
57 RB Mojtaba Al-Salem (1994-06-15)15 June 1994 (aged 20) 1.81 m 20 24 Al-Safa
87 LB Mohammed Al-Zaer (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 27) 1.84 m 130 180 Al-Khaleej
88 LB Hussain Al-Hannabi (1988-08-26)26 August 1988 (aged 26) 1.80 m 90 100 Al-Safa
99 LB Abbas Al-Saffar (1994-01-15)15 January 1994 (aged 21) 1.79 m 0 0 Mudhar

Statistics


Player representation by league system

League systems with 10 or more players represented are listed. In all, World Cup squad members play for clubs in 54 different countries, and play in 51 different national leagues.

CountryPlayersOutside
national
squad
Germany6549
France4533
Spain2419
Qatar227
Poland219
Macedonia206
Belarus154
Saudi Arabia150
Iran140
Hungary1414
Egypt120
Algeria110
Denmark115

The Germany and Saudi Arabia men's national handball team|Saudi Arabian squad is made up entirely of players from the country's domestic league. Slovenia have only one domestic-based player. Of the countries not represented by a national team at the World Cup, Hungarian league provides the most squad members.

Player representation by club

Clubs with 10 or more players represented are listed.

ClubPlayers
Barcelona12
El Jaish11
Meshkov Brest11
Vardar11
Vive Targi Kielce11
Paris Saint-Germain10
THW Kiel10

Coaches representation by country

Coaches in bold represent their own country.

CountryCoaches
4 IcelandGuðmundur Guðmundsson (Denmark), Patrekur Jóhannesson (Austria), Aron Kristjánsson, Dagur Sigurðsson (Germany)
3 CroatiaSlavko Goluža, Sead Hasanefendić (Tunisia), Ivica Obrvan (Macedonia)
SpainManolo Cadenas, Jordi Ribera (Brazil), Valero Rivera (Qatar)
2 SloveniaBoris Denić, Borut Maček (Iran)
1 AlgeriaReda Zeguili
ArgentinaEduardo Gallardo
BelarusYuri Shevtsov
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDragan Marković
ChileFernando Capurro
Czech RepublicVladimír Haber
EgyptMarwan Ragab
FranceClaude Onesta
GermanyMichael Biegler (Poland)
RussiaOleg Kuleshov / Aleksandr Rymanov
SerbiaGoran Dzokic (Saudi Arabia)
SwedenOla Lindgren / Staffan Olsson

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