Handball News Summary (21 October 2013)

Rafael Capote scored 10 goals on Saturday against Flensburg.  Will he play for Cuba again?

Rafael Capote scored 10 goals on Saturday against Flensburg. Will he play for Cuba again?

1) Cuban player scores 10 and makes EHF CL weekly Best 7 player list. Rafael da Costa Capote who plays for Naturhouse La Rioja in Logrono, Spain was on fire this Saturday against Flensburg. The 26 year old Capote defected while in Brazil for the 2007 PANAM Games and has apparently bounced around a little, first playing in Italy and now Spain.

ehfTV: Video (Best 7 of week 4): Link
ehftTV: Video (Match Highlights): Link
THN article from 2007 on his defection: Link

2) New Danish head coach advocates a shot clock for handball. Gudmundur Gudmundsson, following a Rhein-Neckar 23-22 loss to Luebbecke expressed his frustration with handball’s “passive play” rule and its inconsistent application. Even going so far as to advocate an NBA style shot clock.
Handball-World: Link
Original article in Mannheimer Morgen (German): Link

3) Alex Dujshebaev called up to Spanish National Team. In what will likely be the first of many International Games, 20 year old Alex Dujshebaev will play next month for Spain in two friendlies against Hungary.
Handnews.fr (French): Link

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