Croatia women's national handball team

The Croatia women's national handball team is the national handball team of Croatia. It is governed by the Croatian Handball Federation and takes part in international team handball competitions.

Croatia Croatia
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Information
NicknameKraljice šoka (Queens of Shock)[1]
AssociationCroatian Handball Federation (HRS)
CoachNenad Šoštarić
Assistant coachSnježana Petika
CaptainKatarina Ježić
Most capsKlaudija Bubalo (166)
Most goalsKlaudija Bubalo (769)
Colours
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 2012)
Best result7th (2012)
World Championship
Appearances7 (First in 1995)
Best result6th (1997)
European Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1994)
Best result3rd (2020)
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Croatia women's national handball team
Medal record
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Denmark
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1993 Languedoc-Rousillon
Silver medal – second place 1997 Bari
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Mersin Team

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
19761988 Part of Yugoslavia
  1992 Couldn't participate in qualification
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Quarter-final 7th of 12 6 4 0 2 167 140
  2016 Did not qualify
  2020
  2024 TBD
  2028
Total 1/7 6 4 0 2 167 140

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
19571990 Part of Yugoslavia
  1993 Couldn't participate in qualification
 /  1995 Round of 16 10th of 20 8 5 0 3 188 175
  1997 Quarter-final 6th of 24 9 7 0 2 249 189
 /  1999 Did not qualify
  2001
  2003 Preliminary round 14th of 24 5 2 0 3 142 122
  2005 Main round 11th of 24 8 3 0 5 250 228
  2007 Main round 9th of 24 8 3 1 4 237 224
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Quarter-final 7th of 24 9 6 0 3 266 220
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015
  2017
  2019
  2021 Main round 18th of 32 6 2 0 4 163 156
 / /  2023 TBD
 /  2025
  2027
Total 7/14 53 28 1 24 1495 1214

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1994 Preliminary round 5th of 12 6 4 0 2 115 118
  1996 Preliminary round 6th of 12 6 3 0 3 138 143
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000
  2002
  2004 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 82 89
  2006 Main round 7th of 16 6 3 0 3 141 143
  2008 Main round 6th of 16 7 3 0 4 208 201
 /  2010 Main round 9th of 16 6 3 0 3 152 167
  2012 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 65 69
 /  2014 Preliminary round 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 83 83
  2016 Preliminary round 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 68 97
  2018 Preliminary round 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 59 83
  2020 Third place game 3rd of 16 8 6 0 2 193 196
 / /  2022 Qualified
 / /  2024 TBD
  2026
 / /  2028
Total 12/15 54 25 0 29 1304 1389

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Other competitionsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World Women's Handball Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Nenad Šoštarić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Lucija Bešen (1998-03-29) 29 March 1998 (age 24) 1.80 m 15 0   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
3 LW Paula Posavec (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 25) 1.70 m 49 61   RK Krim
7 CB Dora Krsnik (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 30) 1.70 m 42 84   HB Plan de Cuques
8 CB Stela Posavec (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 25) 1.65 m 37 61   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
9 LB Ćamila Mičijević (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 27) 1.95 m 45 135   Metz Handball
12 GK Ivana Kapitanović (1994-09-17) 17 September 1994 (age 27) 1.83 m 38 6   Metz Handball
14 LB Larissa Kalaus (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 25) 1.73 m 25 78   RK Podravka Koprivnica
17 P Katarina Ježić (1992-12-19) 19 December 1992 (age 29) 1.73 m 83 170   Siófok KC
25 LW Lara Burić (2003-08-13) 13 August 2003 (age 18) 1.69 m 0 0   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
28 LW Andrea Šimara (1997-07-13) 13 July 1997 (age 24) 1.70 m 12 13   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
30 LB Ivana Dežić (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 27) 1.78 m 13 28   ŽRK Koka Varaždin
31 P Ana Debelić (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 28) 1.82 m 45 74   Vipers Kristiansand
33 RW Ana Turk (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 (age 32) 1.69 m 28 46   RK Podravka Koprivnica
35 LW Josipa Mamić (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 26) 1.65 m 8 12   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
40 LB Tena Petika (2000-06-16) 16 June 2000 (age 21) 1.90 m 0 0   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
41 RB Gabriela Gudelj (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 24) 1.75 m 0 0   ŽRK Zrinski Čakovec
77 CB Valentina Blažević (1994-02-14) 14 February 1994 (age 28) 1.70 m 42 170   Măgura Cisnădie
91 GK Tea Pijević (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 30) 1.72 m 35 1   Alba Fehérvár KC

Medal-winning squadsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Slišković, Hrvoje (17 December 2020). "'Nemojte nas zvati kaubojke, imamo bolji prijedlog!': Hrvatska reprezentativka o nadimku za rukometašice". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. ^ "SP 2021 (Ž): Hrvatska spremno dočekuje Svjetsko prvenstvo". hrs.hr. 29 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Team Roster Croatia" (PDF). ihf.info. 5 December 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2021.

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