TEAM AUSTRIACoach: Patrekur Johannesson
Since hosting the EHF EURO 2010, ranking on the ninth position, the Austrians caused something like a handball euphoria in their country, qualifying for three World Championships (including 2019) and two more European Championships. On the way to Germany/Denmark, the team of Icelandic born head coach Patrekur Johannesson eliminated Belarus. Being part of the 2019 event is highly important to gain experience, as Austria (like Sweden and Norway) is one of the hosts of the 2020 European Championship. The top star of the squad is their youngest player: THW Kiel’s left back Nikola Bilyk, who was the youngest player at the 2015 World Championship at the age of 18. Some experienced stars such as Robert Weber of the Herrmann brothers are still part of the squad.
World Championship match results: 01938: SILVER, 1993: 14, 2011: 18, 2015: 13
Olympic Games match results: 1936: SILVER
European Championship match results: 2010: 9, 2014: 11, 2018: 15
Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: winner of the European Playoff against Belarus