Alex Dushebaev needed to giggle presently SPORTS1 on her solution to the dressing room she was stopped within the combined space.
“The recreation has been lengthy sufficient. I simply wish to calm down and sit down,” stated the backcourt star, a teammate of DHB goalkeeper Andreas Wolf at KS Kielce.
After two overtimes, Spain beat Norway 35-34 in a dramatic World Handball Championship quarter-final.
“The recreation is over, we’re finished,” Dushebaev stated. “There have been many feelings.”
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Thanks to his brother Daniel and Vargas’ defender Gonzalo Perez, the 30-year-old was in good spirits regardless of the grueling thriller, however particularly towards his opponent across the unfortunate crow Christian Bjornsen.
With 10 seconds left in regulation time, Spain have been successfully out of the match.
Leading by a subject aim, Norway had the ball and wanted one other landing to make it 25-24 as time expired.
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But what occurred subsequent left followers, pundits and the media in disbelief – and supplied the Spaniard with a breakthrough that was as soon as considered unattainable, which on the time was unbelievable. (Report: Losing the ball in an accident)
“I did not give it some thought anymore,” veteran Joan Canellas defined in an interview SPORTS1: “Norway ought to have thrown – it was a mistake. Time ran out and we scored the final aim.”
But Bjornsen’s deadly resolution to present the ball again with six seconds left, which the referees penalized as passive play, gave the Iberians one final probability, with Daniel Dushebaev pouncing on the siren to make up for it. Canellas: “It was a mistake they will not repeat, however fortuitously they did it towards us.”
“It was crazy”
Two additional time durations adopted, through which Dushebaev and goalkeeper Pérez de Vargas once more grew to become heroes with wonderful saves.
“I am unable to consider it anymore. It was their mistake. It’s been 60 minutes and also you’re so drained. But I feel they need to have stopped the assault even when they did not rating. But at the moment there wouldn’t be extra time,” says the star defender.
His conclusion about madness? “It was crazy. It was actually crazy.”
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Spain won’t ever give up
Those who’re declared lifeless dwell longer! And so Spain are again within the semi-finals forward of the 2021 World Cup, once more underrated by some regardless of their many successes on the European Championships lately.
“Many individuals doubt that we’re previous. Of course I’m previous,” Canellas, 36, stated with a smile. “But we wish to win, we wish to combat.”
Duyshebayev added: “Many individuals all the time underestimate us earlier than the match. But we consider in ourselves, we all the time are.”
Playing with the nationwide group is very particular. “The greatest gamers of the world play right here. You wish to present you should be right here, Canellas stated. – We are like one huge household, this offers us nice vitality… we shall be collectively.
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After the sport, he and his team-mate Gedeon Guardiola regarded ahead to a chilly drink, which ought to have been within the resort, not the dressing room.
“We deserve beer. This is additionally essential for revival,” says the veteran. “Keep preventing and taking part in, it is nice.”
On Friday, Spain face Denmark within the World Cup semi-finals – a group nobody underestimates anymore.