Ivar Stavast cannot join the selection of the Dutch handball team. He has to go into quarantine at his German club HC Elbflorenz Dresden.
In addition to Staffast, Geoffrey Bomhower and Tom Janssen are also not welcome in Erlinger Richardson’s pick.
All three players are active in the German Handball League. National coach Jordi Baiggins and Marnix Ross called up as a substitute. The Dutch selection still includes Limburgers Evert Kooijman, Alec Smit, Jorn Smits, Kay Smits, Ivo Steins, Luc Steins and Mark van den Beucken.
Euro 2022 Qualifiers
The selection will meet Papendal this week for the final match of the Euro 2022 qualifiers. The Netherlands will play the first-leg match against Turkey on Thursday (April 29th). Three days later, the Netherlands concluded their qualifying round in Almere against Poland.
Two more duels
The Dutch national team has a good chance of qualifying for the European Championship for the second time in history. With their win over Turkey and Slovenia over Poland, the Netherlands are sure to finish second in the group with one match. If this scenario does not materialize, it will be the second leg against Poland that will lead to the decision.
The European Championship will be held from January 13 to 30, 2022 in the host countries Hungary and Slovakia.
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