Deu no Oman Daily Observer Mon, 02 April 2012
The OHA chief looked happy that they have been granted a golden opportunity to host the World Beach Handball Championship. ‘‘It’s indeed a great privilege for all of us that the Sultanate will be holding a world-level competition in which 24 international men and women teams will take part.'' Meanwhile, Abdelatty will be in the thick of action soon after taking up the assignment and will travel with Oman team to Turkey today.
''Our boys will travel to Turkey today for a training till this month end”, said Abdelatty. ‘‘Twenty players have been selected for the sojourn to Turkey,’’ the coach added. ‘‘Thereafter we plan to have a five-nation friendly tournament from May 5 to 10 in which Qatar and Spain are expected to participate. After this we will go to Thailand in the first week of June.'' ‘‘This will be very important for us as Oman will be participating in the third Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China from June 16 to 22.''
‘‘We have to give top priority to the Asian Beach Games,’’ the new coach emphasised. ''The test event ahead of our preparations for the World Beach Handball Championship will be held in the first week of July.'' ''Beach handball is a crazy game and one needs to have full concentration during the game,'' Abdelatty elaborated while speaking about the game. When asked as to who were the favourites Abdelatty stated that undoubtedly Brazil are the hot favourites.
‘‘Brazil are the clear favourites to win the World Beach Handball Championship,'' said Abdelatty. ‘‘The other big teams expected to participate in the championship will be Croatia, Spain, Hungry and Egypt.'' Meanwhile, the OHA chairman is keen to form the various committees to hold the Games as soon as a possible. ‘‘We will be announcing the formation of the various committees within a week,’' said Al Busaidy.
''I must also thank the Ministry of Sports Affairs who rendered all help to the association in our hosting such an international tournament.'' According to the OHA chief the draws for the championship will be held at the end of April or the first week of May.
Para eles somos favoritos, porém não demonstram interesse em jogar com o Brasil. Uma pena!