5 January 2017
After taking an unexpected fourth place at the 2016 European Championship, Norway hopes to maintain momentum at the 2017 World Championship in France. But head coach Christian Berge will have to do without one of the key players of the Norwegian fantastic performance in Poland : Harald Reinkind. Rhein Neckar Löwen’s right back sustained an abdominal injury and had to leave the preparation phase. Harald Reinkind has been replaced in the Norwegian squad by 19 year-old Magnus Abelvik Rod.