Offering a frill-shaped miniature sheet and a stamp bearing the silhouette of our national emblem, Correos is paying tribute to “Hispanos”, who have received the golden crown at the 2018 Croatia European Championship.
The European champion team was made up by: Arpad Šterbik, Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Rodrigo Corrales, Ferrán Solé, David Balaguer, Ángel Fernández, Aitor Ariño, Valero Rivera, Daniel Sarmiento, Joan Cañellas, Raúl Entrerríos, Viran Morros, Julen Aguinagalde, Gedeón Guardiola, Adrià Figueras, Eduardo Gurbindo, Iosu Goñi, Alex Dujshebaev, Daniel Dujshebaev and Jordi Ribera as head coach.
Sweden, the team they played against during this long-awaited final match, proved a worthy rival but could not match the Spanish team’s intense energy, which carried them to victory at 29-23.
Spain, curiously enough, played its first handball match in 1953 against Sweden, in Madrid, which was won by the Scandinavians; 55 years later, in Arena Zagreb, the two teams were pitted against one another once again, but this time it was Spain that triumphed.
This victory was the highlight of an excellent record set by Spain’s men’s handball team. Following three silver medals in the European championships, this gold medal raised them to the very top of the sport in the old continent.
This victory is much more than a mere triumph, it is proof that this team, its style of play and its will to succeed will be bringing plenty of cheer to future competitions.
The frill-shaped miniature sheet features the picture of the winning team, proudly celebrating their gold medal, with the 2018 European Championships trophy standing out on the stamp .
The joy and celebrations of the hispanos extend to Correos, which has full confidence in those on this journey taking them to the pinnacle of European sport.