Handball Supercup: Sigurdsson gets Kieler Dahmke and Dissinger

Bundestrainer Dagur Sigurdsson has for the first time called the two Kieler Rune Dahmke (22) and Christian Dissinger (23) into the national team for the Handball Supercup.

Left-handed Dahmke will make his country debut at the traditional tournament in Flensburg, Hamburg and Kiel (6th to 8th November), Dissinger will celebrate his DHB premiere under Sigurdsson. With the Supercup the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) starts in preparation for the European Championship in Poland (15th to 31st January 2016).

“This is not a pure test run. I want to win the Cup,”Sigurdsson said:”Victories are the best preparation for a big tournament.”The opening game of the Four Country Cup is contested by German handballers on Friday, November 6th, in Flensburg against Brazil. Other opponents are Serbia on November 7th in Hamburg and Slovenia on November 8th in Kiel.

The 21-head bid does not include cyclists Patrick Wiencek (cross-band drawing) and backroom player Paul Drux (Reha after shoulder injury). While Wiencek is definitely missing the EM, Sigurdsson still hopes for Drux’s recovery.” But that will only be decided in the short term,”said the Icelander. For Drux Sigurdsson now called Dissinger for the first time. New Kiel’s “most valuable player of the U21 World Championship 2011” already debuted 2013 under Heuberger in the national team.

Supercup opponent Slovenia will be the third and last German forerunner at the EM on 20th January in Breslau to Spain and Sweden. Serbia, which was in the final game at the home EM 2012, and Brazil, host of the Olympic Handball Tournament next summer, complete the field of participants of the Super Cup since 1979.

The German bid:
Tor: Silvio Heinevetter (Fox Berlin), Carsten Lichtlein (VfL Gummersbach), Andreas Wolff (HSG Wetzlar)
Linksaussen: Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Lion), Rune Dahmke (THW Kiel)
Backspace left: Christian Dissinger (THW Kiel), Steffen Feith (HSG Wetzlar), Finn Lemke (SC Magdeburg), Stefan Kneer (Rhein-Neckar Lions)
Backspace Center: Niclas Pieczkowski (TuS N-Lubbecke), Martin Strobel (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten), Simon Ernst (VfL Gummersbach)
Backspace right: Steffen Weinhold (THW Kiel), Fabian Wiede (Fox Berlin), Michael Muller (MT Melsungen)
Outside: Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Lion), Tobias Reichmann (KS Kielce/Poland)
Kreis: Hendrik Pekeler (Rhein-Neckar Lion), Erik Schmidt (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf), Evgeni Pevnov (VfL Gummersbach), Manuel Late (Fresh on opening)

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