Tunisia to play Belgrade warmups for World Handball Championship

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African handball champions Tunisia are scheduled to play three friendly games next month versus Serbia's first league club Partizan Belgrade for the world tournament next year in Sweden, Tunisian Handball Federation said on Thursday.

The seven-man Tunis team will meet Partizan Belgrade first on June 24 in Ras Ejbal, north of Tunisia during one-week training program in preparation for the World Championship, the federation said.

Both teams will play two other matches on June 26 and 27 in the northern town of Bizerte and in Tebourba in the outskirts of Tunis as French coach Alain Portes looks to put tactics to the test in attempt to qualify to advanced rounds, it added.

Portes picked a 23-man squad for the friendly games in a move to evaluate the players ,skills and test their performance for the next Handball Championship

Tunisia won the African Nations Handball Championship 8 times and finished fourth after Spain (World Champions), Croatia and France in the 2005 Handball World Championship in Tunis.

Source:Xinhua

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