The Brazilian women’s handball team will participate for the first time in the Olympics in Japan on Saturday, at 11 pm (GMT), against Russia. Brazil’s opponents are the current Olympic champions, a medal they won in Rio 2016. On the other hand, coach Jorge Dueñas has a team that is experienced and respected around the world.
The women’s team won the title six times at the Pan American Championships 2019, in the final against Argentina. Since that period, the team has been preparing for the Olympic Games. In addition to the Croatian Cup, some friendly matches were held in Croatia.
In this final stage of preparation, the team spent about 20 days in Portugal. After that, he set off for Hungary, where he played a friendly match against Montenegro and two against the hosts.
The Brazilian team will have the experience of Alexandra Nascimento, who will compete in its fifth Olympics, Ana Paula, who will compete in the fourth edition of the Games, and Duda Amorim, who was elected best player in the 2013 World Cup and the tournament. The best in the world, in 2014. The captain’s goalkeeper, Barbara Arinhart, and Bruna de Paula, the fastest Brazilian attacking player, also attended.
“We are in a very strong group. They are high-ranking opponents and that is why I say that it is unlikely that anyone will reach the second stage without defeat. Russia is perhaps the strongest opponents, with a very qualified team, that they have shown in recent years. Brazil is also at a level She is the current All-American Champion Jorge Doñas said: “I think the games will be won or lost in the details.”
In addition to Russia, the Brazilian group also includes Hungary, Spain, Sweden and France.
Check out the table for the Brazilian national team in this first stage:
7/24: 11:00 PM (Brazilian time) – Brazil x Russia
7/26: 11pm (Brazilian time) – Brazil x Hungary
7/28: 11:00 pm (Brasilia time) – Brazil x Spain
07/31: 4:15 a.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil x Sweden
01/08: 11 PM (Brazilian time) – Brazil x France
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