Greece takes part in handball showcase

Greece is returning to the top tier of international handball with its participation in this year’s World Cup which begins today in Sweden and Germany. The biennial competition includes the top six teams from last year’s World Championship, as well as Sweden and Denmark. The team of coach Goran Perkovac is in the same group as Spain, Tunisia and Sweden and is facing the latter tonight in Malmoe, Sweden. After elimination from the European Championship, Greece wants to relive the glory of its high-flying days at the Athens Olympics and the World Championship in Tunisia; in both competitions it finished sixth. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals.