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For Chile, it will be the sixth IHF Men's Youth World Championship in a row. After making their debut at Argentina 2011, the South American side have not missed any edition of the tournament, finishing between the 16th and 24th positions.

Last year, they earned bronze at the 2022 Central and South America Men's Youth Championship, which was just enough to book a World Championship ticket. A 23:19 victory against Uruguay in the third-place encounter was crucial for the Chileans, as only the three best teams of the competition sealed their berths at Croatia 2023.

Chile will not be among the favourites at the World Championship, but the team coached by Claudio Lira Mendiguren hope to be competitive. While their first goal is to live the experience of being at the highest level of competition in their age category worldwide, the South Americans are also determined to get some positive results.

With the help of their key players, such as goalkeeper Francisco Latorre and centre back CristĂłbal OyarzĂșn, Chile will be looking to make the most of their opening game against Denmark, and then try to fight hard against Austria and beat Mexico. 

Key players: CristĂłbal OyarzĂșn (centre back), Camilo HernĂĄndez (right back), Francisco Latorre (goalkeeper)
Qualification for Croatia 2023: 2022 Central and South America Men's Youth Championship – 3rd place
History in tournament: 2011: 16th, 2013: 24th, 2015: 24th, 2017: 16th, 2019: 22th 
Group at Croatia 2023: Group E (Denmark, Austria, Chile, Mexico)