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After their debut at Tunisia 2009, Norway have missed only one edition of the IHF Men's Youth World Championship, as they failed to qualify for Argentina 2011. So now they are heading into their sixth tournament at this level – but so far, the European side have been unable to win any medals.

Fifth place at Hungary 2013 is still their best-ever result, and the two most recent World Championships proved to be quite frustrating for the Scandinavians, as they finished only 17th in 2017 and 12th two years later.
The Norwegians have never reached the podium of the European Men's Youth Championship either, but the seventh place in Podgorica last August was enough to secure a spot at the World Championship. 

As part of the preparation for Croatia 2023, Norway participated in the Scandinavian Open Championship in Lindesberg, Sweden, which took place from 24 to 26 July. The team lost all three matches against Denmark, Egypt and Sweden. 

However, the Nordic team hope to do better at the World Championship, and they have a good chance to advance from Group F, where they face three other European sides, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Georgia. 

Key players: Oscar Syvertsen (goalkeeper), Marius Olseth (left wing), Lasse Sunde Lid (right back)
Qualification for Croatia 2023: 2022 European Men's Youth Championship – 7th place
History in tournament: 2009: 8th, 2013: 5th, 2015: 6th, 2017: 17th, 2019: 12th
Group at Croatia 2023: Group F (Norway, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Georgia)