Bundestrainer Christian Prokop will name the final cadre for the Handball-EM only after the general test against Austria’s co-host next Monday in Vienna.
“There is definitely no decision before,” said Prokop in Frankfurt. “There is definitely no decision before.” I haven’t made up my mind yet, and I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, but decide in peace.”
Prokop has appointed 17 players for the direct preparation of the EM with the test games against Iceland on Saturday (17:20 clock) in Mannheim and against Austria.
Until the EM-start against the Netherlands on 9th January in Trondheim he must reduce the staff to 16 players. According to Prokop, it is even conceivable to travel to Norway with all 17-player players and make a final decision on the spot.