Updated on 29.01.2023 at 22:35
- All good issues are available in threes: Denmark leads title hat-trick.
- In the first-class sport, Danish handball players prevailed over France.
- Bronze went to Spain.
Historic title hat-trick for Danish handball players: The protégés of former Bundesliga coach Nikolaj Jakobsen turned the first crew in the 85-year historical past of the World Cup to win the title for the third time in a row. The defending champions prevailed 34-29 (16-15) in opposition to reigning Olympic champions and file world champions France in a dramatic and high-profile closing on Sunday to clinch the title in 2019 and 2021.
At the similar time, the Danes efficiently avenged bitter closing defeats to France at the 2011 World Cup and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. For the “Equipe tricolore”, it was the second chapter in the closing of the eighth World Cup. The first was in opposition to Russia 30 years in the past – additionally in Stockholm.
Spain beat the hosts
Bronze went to Spain. In the second EM mini-final, the driver was dissatisfied, defeating the European champion Sweden with a rating of 39:36 (18:22). The German crew defeated Norway 28:24 and completed the match in fifth place.
The closing was additionally a showdown between two of the largest handball stars of the previous 15 years, Nikola Karabátic and Mikkel Hansen, who have been 3 times World Handball Champions and performed collectively at Paris Saint-Germain from 2015 to 2022.
The 38-year-old Frenchman has gained ten gold medals in his sports activities profession – three at the Olympic Games and the European Championships and 4 in the struggle for the title of world champion. Denmark, who’s three years his junior, now boasts 5 World Championships, European Championships and Olympic Games victories.
France nonetheless had possibilities in the closing levels
Hansen obtained off to begin together with his crew. After seven minutes, Denmark led by 4 targets, 6-2. France coach Guillaume Gill responded with an early timeout, however his crew continued to struggle.
This was attributable to two Bundesliga professionals amongst the Danes. German file champion THW Kiel’s goalkeeper Niklas Landin turned away a number of pictures from the French who destroyed the medal goals of the DHB choice in the quarter-finals. In assault, Mathias Gidsel from Bundesliga chief Fuchse Berlin created loads of strain and threatened the aim from behind.
Only in the final levels of the first half did the French beat their opponents and enter the aim. Even after the modifications, the opponents didn’t give something. Although the Danes pulled inside 4 targets, France held on and lowered the lead in the closing levels. However, the turnaround failed – in the finish, Denmark celebrated. (finest/dpa)
Big disappointment for German handball players: 28:35 (16:16) loss to Olympic champions France and “painful” ending of the DHB crew in the quarterfinals of the World Championship. National coach Alfred Gislason was however “very proud” of his efficiency. Now the match should finish with a tie in the closing placement spherical. (Photo: IMAGO/camera4+/Tilo Wiedensoler)