Lukas Nilsson did not play for Sweden in the European Championship qualifiers in October.

It was due to corona and family reasons.

The sniper, everyday in Rhein-Neckar Löwen, will also not play the World Handball Championship in Egypt in January.

He was missing when national team captain Glenn Solberg presented the gross squad with 35 players.

Appelgren is damaged

- He has refused for family reasons, says press manager Daniel Vandor to Aftonbladet.

Goalkeeper Mikael Appelgren also misses the World Cup, he is injured.

On December 14, Solberg will announce the World Cup squad, which will include 16 players.

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Sävehof remains undefeated at home Photo: Bildbyrån