The ‘Hispanics’, wanting revenge against Denmark in Almería


The Spanish men’s handball team resumes the EHF EURO Cup 2024 this Thursday with a duel against Denmark on matchday five, the current world champion visiting Almería.

The ‘Hispanics’ return four years later to Almeria soil with one of the best matches in the international showcase. The current triple world champion visits the Palace of the Mediterranean Games with all her stars, winners in the first leg of this match on the first day (39-31).

Niklas Landin, Mathias Gidsel or Simon Pytlick are the challenge for a Spain with pending accounts lately with the Danes, executioners of Jordi Ribera’s men in the semifinals of the last World Cup, something that also happened at the Tokyo Olympics and the World Championship 2021.

The ‘Hispanics’ also have important victories against Denmark, which they left out of the 2022 European final. In total, 49 games between the two teams, with a balance of 21 wins, 3 draws and 25 losses for Spain. Ribera’s men have been concentrated in Almería since Monday in search of recovering sensations after the two defeats last month against Sweden.

The ‘Hispanics’ participated this Wednesday in an institutional reception at the Mayor’s Office of Almería with the presence of the mayoress of the city, María del Mar Vázquez; the Government delegate of the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, Aránzazu Martín; the fourth vice president of the Almería Provincial Council, Eugenio Gonzálvez; and the president of the Andalusian Handball Federation, Sebastián Fernández.

“The team is looking forward to this match, is aware of it and is working to the maximum in these first days. Denmark comes with all its players, it will be a very important match, and we expect a great atmosphere in Almería. The strength that gives us the Every time we play at home, the fans are very good for us,” Ribera said in statements provided by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation (RFEBM).

For his part, the local idol Agustín Casado recognized the specialness of the evening. “On a personal level it will be a very special game, at home, with many relatives and acquaintances watching me live with the national team, that is very exciting, we hope to live up to a current world champion and give our fans a victory, it will be They deserve it,” he said.