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Hosts Sweden reveal team for 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships

  • Date: 11-05-2018
  • Related to: General, Goalball
A montage of the Swedish men's goalball teamHosts Sweden have announced their men’s team for their home IBSA Goalball World Championships taking place in Mälmo, Sweden, between 3-8 June.

Under manager Florim Seremeti and assistant manager Zoltan Szabo, six players and two reserves will represent their country.

Most recently, Sweden just missed out on a medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games when they lost 6-5 in overtime to Brazil in the bronze medal match.

The team remains broadly unchanged from then and will be led once again by team captain Fatmir Seremeti.

Stefan Gahne, Nils Posse and Mikael Akerberg also return after Rio.

Sweden will play Paralympic champions Lithuania, Algeria, China, Belgium, Argentina, Australia and Turkey in group A at the Baltiska Hallen and Baltiska Träningshalle.

Mälmo 2018 will also be the first chance for athletes to secure quota places for their countries for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. A total of 28 of the best men’s and women’s teams will compete.

Team roster

Fatmir Seremeti
Stefan Gahne
Magnus Rendahl
Olof Ryberg
Nils Posse
Mikael Akerberg
First reserve: Dzenan Ajdinoviv
Second reserve: Johan Pettersson.

For more information, including the full match schedule, media accreditation and tickets, visit the official World Championships website or the IBSA Goalball website.
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