Macedonia faces Sweden this evening (20:30), in its first match at the World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt. The Macedonian team secured a last minute invitation after Czechia pulled out from the competition.

The team includes a number of new, untested players, but will still rely on its absolute all-star Kiril Lazarov. The G group also includes hosts Egypt and Chile. Egypt beat Chile in the first group game 35:29.