There was one other bitter defeat to Egypt on the Olympic Games – now the German handball gamers efficiently avenged themselves within the World Championship positional recreation. However, Germany made it very attention-grabbing with a excessive lead and received 35:34 (30:30, 17:14) after solely additional time. Also excellent: Goalkeeper Andreas Wolff.
In the quarter-finals in Tokyo, they misplaced with a rating of 26:31. On Sunday (January 29, 2023) there will probably be a recreation for fifth place, which ought to positively be achieved – and the beginning place within the qualifying tournaments for the 2024 Olympic Games could also be simpler.
Golla: “Maybe we have been too assured”
The DHB crew led 27:19 after 42 minutes, however nonetheless needed to go to additional time. So the enjoyment of victory was somewhat boring. Captain Johannes Golla admitted on the microphone of ARD: “Maybe some have been overconfident, but it surely definitely should not be.”
National coach Alfred Gislason was additionally not enthusiastic in regards to the evaluation: “There was little or no risk from the backfield and we had a number of technical fouls and fouls on the striker all through the sport.”
Golla (7 objectives), playmaker Juri Knorr (6) and Julian Köster (6) grew to become one of the best of German pitchers. With 48 event objectives, Knorr is now third on the World Cup scoring checklist.
Andreas Wolff is in world-class kind
Germany performed nicely. In entrance of largely empty stands with 1,600 spectators packed into the enormous enviornment in Stockholm, the Germans did nicely to beat France within the quarter-finals.
In goalkeeper Andreas Wolff particularly, the DHB choice had very sturdy help. With eleven saves and a 53 % save charge within the first half, the German primary continued his wonderful efficiency within the event, making a complete of 20 saves. Goalkeeper Wolff is likely one of the huge winners on this World Cup from a German perspective.
Kai Hafner (4 objectives) additionally scored nicely within the first half to present the Germans a 16-9 lead. Only within the final minutes earlier than the lineup modified, the Egyptians got here in entrance of three balls.
Ten minutes with out an personal objective
As Gislason-Seven entered the second thirtieth minute with nice momentum, the lead between seven objectives was restored after ten minutes within the second spherical – 26:19 (fortieth).
When every little thing regarded like a transparent victory for the Germans, there was once more carelessness within the assault – the Egyptians labored from 21:28 to 26:28. The recreation threatened to show the other way up, Germany couldn’t cease the buildup of errors and it took ten (!) minutes for their very own objective. Only two objectives have been scored within the final eleven minutes of normal time.
High management is playful
So the final stage was very attention-grabbing. At 30:30, the Egyptians equalized for the primary time (57th) and it stayed that approach as each groups missed good possibilities in the previous few minutes – particularly DHB, who conceded 20 objectives in whole, Egypt solely 4.
Views describe extra time
In extra time, each groups performed eight video games in 15 days and noticed the excessive put on and tear of the final two weeks. But the Germans bit their tooth, particularly Gummersbach’s Julian Koster, who took duty not solely in protection but in addition in assault.
At 33:32 of the primary half of additional time, the Egyptians took the lead for the primary time, and the Germans fought again. Kohlbacher made the rating 33:33, Christoph Steinert gave Germany a 34:33 lead, and Koster scored a decisive objective to make the rating 35:34.