Spain overwhelms Iran in preparation for the European Championship – CVBJ


January 6th, 2022 at 11:33 p.m. CET


The Spanish handball team overwhelmed Iran this Thursday (36-22). in the first game of the international tournament, which takes place in Cuenca, where Japan is not measured, before the European dispute in Hungary and Slovakia from January 13th to 30th.



Spain, 36

(18 + 18): Sergi Hernández (1); Ignacio Peciña (1), Jorge Maqueda (1), Ángel Fernández (2), Ferrán Solé (4), Adrián Figueras (2), Joan Cañellas (2), Agustín Casado (4), Antonio García (2), Aleix Gómez (6), Aitor Ariño (1), Gedeón Guardiola (2), Ian Tarrafeta (2), Sánchez-Migallón (1) and Kauldi Odriozola (4).

Iran, 22

(9 + 13): Siavoshi and Kazerooni (1), goalkeepers; Heidarpour (1), Kazemi, Esteki (4), Gharehlou (4), Kabirianjoo (2), Kiani, Gholamiesbouei, Askari (5) and Asari (5).


Soria Fabián and Monjo Ortega. They ruled out Odriozola, Casado, Cañellas and Peciña for Spain. For Iran, Heidarpour, Kabirianjoo and Gholamiesbouei.


The first game of the XLVI International Tournament of Spain, Memorial ‘Domingo Bárcenas’, was played in the El Sargal sports center in front of about 700 spectators, as they were only able to attend 50% of the capacity due to the Covid capacity. After the game, referee David Monjo Ortega was honored by the Spanish Handball Federation for his resignation from the office of referee.

Jordi Ribera’s team with several new faces He came out with enthusiasm and in the first few actions he found a good Mohammad Siavoshi among sticks, although it was 4-0 after Solé’s first goal in minute 2. Spain played fast and took advantage of Sergey’s saves.

Gideón and Migallón made a great central defense that made it difficult for Iran to score despite trying one-on-one with Estekis, one of the most prominent of their side, while Tarrafeta and Guardiola in attack began to meet to put the 9-3 of minute 14.

With his own unresponsive, Montoya decided to take a break in the 17th minute with 11-4 on the scoreboard. They tried to shorten the differences between their players, but the 5: 1 of Spain with Odriozola in the advance caused robberies and simple goals of those of Riberawho went 18: 9 at halftime.

After going through the dressing rooms, Spain continued to play a great game, giving the first few minutes to a Marquez who tried to earn his place and please those present despite participating in several actions Ali Rahimi in goal, who was next to Sadegui in the second half. stood out and his great outside start, even though the Spaniards had more than controlled the crash.

They only saw some relaxation at 24-17 on the 46th minute when Ribera decided to call up his side to make the difference, which they gradually did after adjusting the defense and Bet the max in 54 ‘with Aleix’s 32-19 in one against.

At the end, 36-22 and great debut delivered by Spain in his tournament with a fan from Cuenca to ‘La Roja’ in the previous appointment to European.


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