Male youth Russian national team on handball missed the opening match of the world Cup in Brazil. The team missed the plane when changing planes in Frankfurt, in this connection, the match against Paraguay was postponed.
According to the official website of handball Federation of Russia (FGD), state team spent on the road to the world Cup 56 hours. The team arrived in Frankfurt, from where I was to fly to Sao Paulo, with some delay, in consequence of which in a timely manner to go to Brazil failed. The match against Paraguay, which was scheduled for Monday morning local time, moved to 20:45 - 2:45 in Moscow.
"On the way to Frankfurt German flight attendants calmed our coaches, telling them that because of such a large group of passengers in Sao Paulo will be delayed. But when the plane from the airport Vnukovo villages in Frankfurt, it turned out that landing on a flight to Brazil has already ended. Other options of flights in Sao Paulo, contrary to the existing rules, our delegation was not provided", - is told in the news GRF.
How do we inform the adherents of the Federation was not resolved the issue with the hotel, because the team had to spend the night in the transit zone of the airport. "Our team could deduct the loss. But, taking into account force majeure and guided by the principles of fair play, international handball Federation (IHF) with the OC world Cup 2015 redrew the calendar the first day," reads the statement of the GRF.
Remember that youth world championship in handball in Brazil will be held from 20 July to 1 August. Residents of Russia will play in group a, where they are competitors, in addition to the Paraguayans will be teams from Belarus, Sweden, the Netherlands and Tunisia. In the opening match, the team of the host country with a huge labor defeated the national team of Japan - 31:30.