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This will be the eighth consecutive appearance for Brazil at the IHF Men's Youth World Championship, with the South American side missing out only on the maiden edition of the competition in 2005.

Their results have been somewhat of a mixed bag, with their top finish being the eighth place in 2015, while two other top 10 finishes came in 2007 and 2013, when Brazil ended up on the ninth place in the final standings.

This time around, Brazil have plenty of potential, like they always do, but they will be coming with a great hunger of performance, after conceding the title in the 2022 South and Central American Men's Youth Handball Championship, a competition where they took the trophy home in 2019.

After a convincing preliminary round in which they totally dominated their opponents while also clinching a clear 39:18 win in the semi-final over Chile, Brazil failed to produce a top performance in the final against arch-rivals Argentina, conceding a painful 19:26 loss.

Therefore, their objective will be to break through to the main round here, riding on the excellent potential of backs Vinicius Bertoldo and Giuliano Bove Gomes, both bred by powerhouse Handebol Taubaté, but their work will be cut out with a tough group, facing Spain, the Republic of Korea and Bahrain, teams with different styles, which can exert pressure on Brazil.

Key players: Vinicius Bertoldo (centre back), Giuliano Bove Gomes (centre back), Henrique Serafim Santos Silva (line player)
Qualification for Croatia 2023: 2022 South and Central American Men's Youth Handball Championship ‚Äď 2nd place
History in the tournament: 2007: 9th, 2009: 15th, 2011: 12th, 2013: 9th, 2015: 8th, 2017: 19th, 2019: 21st 
Group at Croatia 2023: Group D (Spain, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Bahrain)