Updated on 29.01.2023 at 22:35
- All good issues are available 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) towards reigning Olympic champions and file world champions France in a dramatic and high-profile remaining on Sunday to clinch the title in 2019 and 2021.
At the similar time, the Danes efficiently avenged bitter remaining defeats to France at the 2011 World Cup and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. For the “Equipe tricolore”, it was the second chapter in the remaining of the eighth World Cup. The first was towards 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 upset, defeating the European champion Sweden with a rating of 39:36 (18:22). The German crew defeated Norway 28:24 and completed the event in fifth place.
The remaining 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 battle 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 received off to a great begin together with his crew. After seven minutes, Denmark led by 4 objectives, 6-2. France coach Guillaume Gill responded with an early timeout, however his crew continued to battle.
This was attributable to two Bundesliga professionals amongst the Danes. German file champion THW Kiel’s goalkeeper Niklas Landin turned away a number of photographs from the French who destroyed the medal desires of the DHB choice in the quarter-finals. In assault, Mathias Gidsel from Bundesliga chief Fuchse Berlin created loads of strain and threatened the purpose from behind.
Only in the final levels of the first half did the French beat their opponents and enter the purpose. Even after the adjustments, the opponents didn’t give something. Although the Danes pulled inside 4 objectives, France held on and diminished the lead in the closing levels. However, the turnaround failed – in the finish, Denmark celebrated. (greatest/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 event should finish with a tie in the remaining placement spherical. (Photo: IMAGO/camera4+/Tilo Wiedensoler)