Handball players finished the World Championship in fifth place

The finest group gained and gained the comfort prize: Germany’s handball players finished the world championship in fifth place. National coach Alfred Gislasson’s group ended the match with a last-gasp win over Norway 28:24 (16:13) on Sunday, thanks to a different excellent Andreas Wolff.

Captain Johannes Golla, Luca Witzke and Kai Hafner (5 objectives every) have been the most profitable throwers for the German Handball Federation (DHB) in entrance of 6,260 spectators at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm. With a daring look, nice consistency and Wolff’s scoring, the inexperienced group is feeling good a couple of 12 months away from the European Championships in Germany (January 10-28).

“I’m very happy. We actually wished to win the match,” Gislason stated on ZDF’s microphone. Wolff added: “Today we have been in a position to play effectively for 60 minutes in opposition to a robust opponent.” The fifth-placed group is “amongst the world leaders,” the goalkeeper stated. And he nonetheless desires to achieve “one, two, three, perhaps 4 locations” at the European Championship in his nation.

Germany has gained seven of 9 video games in this World Cup. Johannes Golla and Ok. after defeating Olympic champions France (28:35) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. declared fifth place as their new goal and achieved it impressively.

The administration of the affiliation expressed satisfaction with its work. “We took a step ahead in the match. We put ourselves in the closest area of the chasers. The type of play and the look verify that we’re near the high of the world,” stated DHB sports activities director Axel Kromer: “We all the time had an opportunity to win.”

Germany additionally smelled a sensation in the quarter-finals in opposition to document champions France, however have been interrupted in the fortieth minute. “We nonetheless can’t present our full potential. This is partly due to the inexperience of the players, but additionally due to the width of, for instance, the French and the Danes,” Cromer stated.

After a traditionally poor World Cup two years in the past, the group is poised for its first medal since the coup at the European Championships seven years in the past. According to the needs of the neighborhood, the valuable metallic must be produced in EM 2024.

“The purpose at house in EM must be to take the subsequent step and end in the high 4,” insisted DHB president Andreas Michelmann. Cromer added: “Everyone concerned in the last weekend clearly desires to make the finals.”

The foundation for this can be right. DHB offered 40,000 tickets for the opening recreation at the soccer area in Düsseldorf. 50% of the tickets for the German Games in the preliminary spherical of Berlin are offered out. “We have constructed an excellent basis,” CEO Schober stated.

The match in opposition to Norway (28:26), who narrowly defeated Germany in the last of the major spherical earlier in the week, was additional encouraging. Wolff, who made 9 saves in the first half alone, and robust protection have been the foundation for fulfillment. Even in troublesome occasions, two days after the further time thriller in opposition to Egypt (35:34), the forces have been sufficient.

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