Updated on 27.01.2023 23:16
- Now the finalists of the battle for the title of world champion have been decided.
- Denmark beat Spain and France beat Sweden in the semi-finals.
- The third victory in the world championship is in the fingers of the Danes.
In the World Handball Championship, reigning champion Denmark and document champion France are combating for the crown. The 2019 and 2021 gold medalist certified for the final with a rating of 26:23 (15:10) towards European Championship runners-up Spain on Sunday in Stockholm. In the second semi-final, Olympic champion and six-time world champion France beat European champion Sweden 31:26 (16:12) and destroyed the title dream of the co-driver.
In entrance of 19,128 followers at the Stockholm Arena, the Équipe Tricolore confirmed their degree as Germany failed in the quarter-finals. Unfazed by the rowdy crowd, coach Guillaume Gill’s aspect opened up a four-goal lead in the closing phases of the first half and denied the Swedes, who had been sorely lacking injured playmaker Jim Gottfriedsson, any nearer.
In the final stage, Denmark confirmed all the things clearly
In the semi-final between Denmark and Spain, officiated by German referees Robert Schulze and Tobias Tönnis, the reigning champions had been the finest crew for a very long time. With a 4-0 run in the closing minutes of the first half, prime scorer Simon Pitlick scored six targets, the Danes regarded like a cushion of reduction at the break.
Even after the adjustments, initially all the things went in accordance with plan. With 20 minutes remaining, the five-goal benefit continued. But then former Bundesliga coach Nikolaj Jacobsen’s crew failed to attain for practically 9 minutes. The Spaniards – European champions in 2018 and 2020 – took benefit of a weak interval to succeed in the aim.
And in the final interval, the Danes strengthened again and scored 4 occasions in a row – a preliminary determination. After two hours of additional time, the Spaniards didn’t let up, knocking out Norway in a dramatic quarter-final. However, Denmark’s goalkeeper Magnus Landin of Germany’s document champions THW Kiel denied a last-ditch probability to show the tables with a last-minute seven-metre free kick in the final minute to make it 25:23. (finest/dpa)
Big disappointment for German handball gamers: 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 nonetheless “very proud” of his efficiency. Now the match should finish with a tie in the final placement spherical. (Photo: IMAGO/camera4+/Tilo Wiedensoler)