Player changes: North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Argentina

11 Aug. 2019

Player changes: North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Argentina

Ahead of today's preliminary group matches at the 2019 IHF Men's Youth World Championship in Skopje, North Macedonia, a number of teams have made player changes.

Argentina coach Fernando Capurro has made his first change of the competition, swapping goalkeepers, with Enzo Lionel Ferrando coming in for Fausto Vazquez Palmieri. Ferrando plays for Dorrego in Argentina and has appeared 24 times for his nation.

Host nation North Macedonia have also made their first change, with coach Danilo Brestovac bringing in left wing Gligor Gajikj for centre back Boban Kakovski. Gajikj plays his club handball for the second team of HC Metalurg and has yet to play for his country.

Nabil Ahmed has made a double change for Saudi Arabia with left wing Ali Qaesar Almohsen replacing back court player Sajad Ossama Alshuwaikhat and goalkeepers swapping, with Jehad Hussain Abualwah coming in for Ibrahim Aljudaiee Mohammed.

Both incoming players have yet to make their debut for their national team with Abualwah playing his club handball for Noor Club and Almohsen playing for Muheet Club.

The third team to change is Japan with coach Shinnosuke Uematsu bringing in the University of Tsukuba centre back Yota Sato for right wing Mizuki Kajiyama. Sato has played 13 times for Japan, scoring 17 times.

North Macedonia 2019: Player Changes

Sunday 11 August

Argentina (ARG): #1 Enzo Lionel FERRANDO (Goalkeeper) IN, #15 Fausto Vazquez PALMIERI (Goalkeeper) OUT
1 of 3 Argentina player replacements allowed at North Macedonia 2019

North Macedonia (MKD): #77 Gligor GAJIKJ (Left Wing) IN, #13 Boban KAKOVSKI (Centre Back) OUT
1 of 3

Saudi Arabia (KSA): #1 Jehad Hussain ABUALWAH (Goalkeeper) IN, #21 Ibrahim Aljudaiee MOHAMMED (Goalkeeper) OUT
1 of 3

Saudi Arabia (KSA): #7 Ali QAESAR ALMOSHEN (Left Wing) IN, #9 Sajad OSSAMA ALSHUWAIKHAT (Back Court) OUT
2 of 3

Japan (JPN): #2 Yota SATO (Centre Back) IN, #18 Mizuki KAJIYAMA (Right Wing) OUT
1 of 3

Friday 9 August

Canada (CAN): #2 Kevin EMEU NGALEU (Line Player) IN, #19 Cazy de Dudley GASPARD (Right Back) OUT
1 of 3

Full squad lists can found on the North Macedonia 2019 mini-site by clicking on 'Teams' HERE.