By David Gold

Chris_Mohr_GB_handballMay 27 - The British men's handball team began a training camp in Turkey with games against their first and second teams this week, before travelling to Brazil and Spain.

The team are looking to gain experience against a variety of nations of differing styles, and this week's visit to Turkey will see them play their first team once more, on Sunday (May 29).

Assistant coach Bill Baillie said: "Turkey will be a good opponent for us.

"When we played them in the Loughborough Series earlier this year they only beat us 28-26.

"But they had two or three of their main players out for that game as they couldn't get visas, so I think they're keen to take us on again.

"It's a good test for us as we're about on the same level, but their team is older and more experienced with a lot of players in their late 20s and early 30s.

"Hopefully, because we're playing their B team too, we will get to see some of their younger players too.

"They play a typical Mediterranean style of handball.

"They have an aggressive defence, we normally play against 6-0 defences, whereas they are quite open and similar to African and Asian teams in a lot of ways."

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