Chile

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A GROWING TEAM

The Chilean team will play in its fourth World Championship in a row in France. This is a pattern that has positioned it well amongst emerging nations from outside Europe. Chile dipped its toe into the American scene in 2010, when it organised the Pan-American Championship. The competition saw it win a valuable and exceptional bronze medal. Since then, the Chileans have consistently moved up the podium places of this landmark event across the Atlantic. The former Spanish star, Mateo Garralda, brought his expertise to the players in ‘’the other Roja’’. The technical contribution of the coach, who was crowned World Champion in 2005, had a fast-acting effect: in Buenos Aires, at the 2016 Pan-American Championship, Chile beat Uruguay in the semi- finals to challenge Brazil, the favourite, in the final. Beaten by only four goals (24-28), the Chileans made it clear they had made tremendous progress, which they will try to consolidate in France.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Voted best handball player in his country in 2015, Chilean star Rodrigo Salinas will be in familiar territory in France, as he played last season for Nantes and currently plays for Chartres. The 27 year-old left-hander finished 4th top scorer in the 2015 World Championship in Qatar and top scorer last April in the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Poland when Chile finished fourth (and did not qualify).


COACH: Mateo GARRALDA (Spain)

PLAYERS

  • CHI-7-REYES-DIEGO
    Diego Reyes 24/07/1992 Left Back
  • CHI-10-FEUCHTMANN-EMIL
    Emil Feuchtmann 01/06/1983 Centre Back
  • CHI-8-CANIU-ERIC
    Erik Caniu 02/10/1988 Right Wing
  • CHI-4-FEUCHMANN-ERWIN
    Erwin Feuchtmann 02/05/1990 Left Back
  • CHI-11-SALINAS-ESTEBAN
    Esteban Salinas 18/01/1992 Pivot
  • CHI-1-BARRIENTOS-FELIPE
    Felipe Barrientos 12/06/1984 Goalkeeper
  • CHI-12-GARCIA-FELIPE
    Felipe Garcia 26/10/1993 Goalkeeper
  • CHI-20-FEUTCHMANN-HARALD
    Harald Feuchtmann 21/12/1987 Left Winger
  • CHI-9-FRELIJJ-JAVIER
    Javier Frelijj 28/01/1991 Pivot
  • CHI-28-LOPEZ-JOSE
    Jose Lopez 17/06/1998 Pivot
  • CHI-6-BAEZA-PABLO
    Pablo Baeza 11/11/1988 Right Wing
  • CHI-16-OLIVA-RENE
    Rene Oliva 07/03/1987 Goalkeeper
  • CHI-17-SALINAS-RODRIGO
    Rodrigo Salinas 25/02/1989 Right Back
  • CHI-2-CEBALLOS-SEBASTIAN
    Sebastien Ceballos 01/07/1992 Left Winger
  • CHI-77-DONOSO-VICTOR
    Victor Donoso 27/11/1990 Left Back