Team Players

Team Info

Men's handball in Georgia is on the rise - the senior national team have qualified for the EHF EURO 2024, the first big tournament in their history. And some young talents are also coming, as the Georgians will participate in the IHF Men's Youth World Championship for the second time in history.
Their debut took place in 2017 when they hosted the competition and won their opening match, 28:24 against Algeria, before losing all six remaining games and finishing 20th.

Six years later, Georgia secured their berth at the World Championship following a successful performance at the Men's IHF Trophy InterContinental Phase. Although they finished second behind Guadeloupe, the Caribbean team could not qualify for Croatia 2023 due to their status as regional members, so it was the Georgians who took their place.

Left wing Vakhtang Khelisupali and right back Sandro Darsania were the team's lethal weapons at that tournament, as they finished among top three scorers with 31 and 30 goals respectively. In Croatia, both are expected to lead by example again, and although the Georgians face tough competition in Group F, they hope to obtain some positive results. 

Key players: Sandro Darsania (right back), Vakhtang Khelisupali (left wing), Gigi Rukhadze (goalkeeper)
Qualification for Croatia 2023: Men's IHF Trophy InterContinental Phase – 2nd place
History in tournament: 2017: 20th
Group at Croatia 2023: Group F (Norway, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Georgia)