Cape Verde pressured to withdraw from Handball World Championship
Cape Verde have needed to withdraw from the Males’s Handball World Championship in Egypt after their squad was decimated by Covid-19.
The islanders, who have been making their debut on the match, had managed to play their opening recreation on Friday as they misplaced 34-27 to Hungary earlier than forfeiting their second match in opposition to Germany on Sunday.
The match’s Covid-19-Associated Laws acknowledged that “every workforce must have a minimal of 10 gamers together with one goalkeeper.”
With Cape Verde nonetheless going through difficulties to subject at the least 10 gamers and compete inside rules, they determined to withdraw.
The Worldwide Handball Federation (IHF) has accepted their withdrawal, which safeguards the well being of all stakeholders concerned within the World Championship.
The IHF confirmed that the “crucial preparations will now be taken for the workforce to return to Cape Verde, who confirmed their willingness to work exhausting to verify to qualify and return to the twenty eighth IHF Males’s World Championship, co-hosted by Sweden and Poland in 2023.”
Earlier than the match started the worldwide coronavirus pandemic had pressured the Czech Republic and the USA to drag out and have been changed by North Macedonia and Switzerland respectively.