Tomas Mecklin, the coach of Finland

How do you rate the chances of your team at this championship?
We have good players, who are ready and committed to work hard in order to develop. I would rate our chances for success as good in this championship.

What is the importance of the upcoming championship?
For us, it is very valuable as an experience for the young players. Also, it is quite important to validate our efforts on youth development in handball in Finland, by playing international matches.

How the preparation process is going on?
Quite well, we have had some practices and a five-day camp. In addition, we are going to France for a practice tournament early July, so we will be ready when the tournament starts.

Your prediction: The top 3 teams, which has the biggest chance to win the tournament.
Finland, Switzerland and Ukraine

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