Attila Biro, coach of the Hungary women’s national team, has selected his roster for the World Cup.
Twenty players are in the running to appear at the World Cup tournaments in Rotterdam (11th-13th April) and Athens (19th-21st April). The squad will be thinned down to sixteen closer to those competitions.
All fifteen players that starred in the team’s Silver medal at the World League Super Finals back in November are recalled. Rita Keszthelyi, who lines up for Mataro at the Champions League Final-4 this weekend, will captain the side.
Seven members of the UVSE side who lifted the Euro Cup yesterday feature in the squad, including a sooner than expected return to the squad for versatile utility, Natasa Rybanska, who has only just returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury.
There is also a first call up for 15-year-old Panna Tiba, who has gone from strength to strength this season, and more than deserves her opportunity to contend for a place in Attila Biro’s side.
Despite the impressive squad selection, there are some notable omissions. UVSE’s centre, Tekla Aubeli, in particular, may feel hard done by for not making the cut. Tamara Farkas, Brigitta Horvath, and Kinga Peresztegi-Nagy are also absent from the squad.
Hungary has been drawn into Group A and will face Greece, the Netherlands, and Australia in Rotterdam. Biro and his team will be hoping to replicate their success at the World League Super Finals and make a strong impression at the World Cup.
Hungary Squad for World Cup
Alda Magyari (UVSE), Neszmély Boglárka (FTC), Luca Torma (Győr) Vanda Baksa (UVSE), Dalma Dömsödi (FTC), Kamilla Faragó (UVSE), Krisztina Garda (Dunaújváros), Gréta Gurisatti (FTC), Kata Hajdú (UVSE), Dóra Leimeter (FTC), Rita Keszthelyi (Mataro), Mahieu Geraldine (Dunaújváros), Máté Zsuzsanna (FTC), Rebecca Parkes (Eger), Panna Pőcze (FTC ), Natasa Rybanska (UVSE), Panni Szegedi (UVSE), Dorottya Szilágyi (Eger), Panna Tiba (UVSE), Vanda Vályi (Plebiscito Padova)