The sport in opposition to Norway (first reside from 8.15 p.m.) will resolve whether or not Germany’s handball gamers will meet Spain or France in the quarter-finals. Handball Germany surprises: What can be higher?
The Germans’ preliminary place turned clear on Sunday night: when you beat or draw in opposition to favorites Norway, you’ll face second-positioned Spain in the World Cup quarter-finals in Gdańsk on Wednesday (January 25, 2022). In case of defeat, the file world champion France might be the subsequent opponent.
Although nationwide coach Alfred Gislason didn’t need to commit himself to a favourite opponent, left-hander Christoph Steinert reported on two camps in the German group. “There are Spain followers and there are France followers”– stated the backcourt participant of HS Erlangen.
Germany’s file in opposition to France is barely higher
In truth, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, in fact, not surprisingly, each potential opponents are on the prime shelf of world handball. Both can win the title and each are favorites in opposition to the Germans.
Historically, France can be the most favorable opposition, with DHB profitable 37 occasions and dropping “solely” 29 occasions in 74 matches. 39 defeats in 71 fights in opposition to the Spaniards, whereas the Germans have solely 27 video games left.
More than virtually another nation, France has a category of its personal
On the different hand, the pure particular person class of the French could also be barely larger than that of the Spanish. In the backfield, the French can fortunately swap with out dropping high quality.
Coach Guillaume Gil has quite a lot of prime-class gamers accessible in Nedim Remilly, Dika Mem, Nikola Karabatic, Kentin Mahe and Melvyn Richardson, whereas the younger and really tall Thibaut Brid has new hope for the ‘mild’ on the left. can handle objectives. When it involves dynamism and athleticism, the French are most likely the pinnacle of world handball.
Spain – wonderful protection, excellent goalkeeper
In this context, the Iberians are unable to manage, the Duyshebaev brothers are hoping for Alex and Daniel in the backfield. The Spanish sport usually appears static, however the gamers nonetheless have sufficient expertise to seek out options. On the different hand, the Spanish protection is wonderful with totally different altering techniques and really calm gamers. As a outcome, the Spanish’s lightning-fast counterattack allowed them to show the waste in a really brief time. Goalkeeper Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas must also all the time be talked about in the debate about the finest goalkeeper in the world, so he has a slight benefit over Frenchman Vincent Gerard, however he is an excellent goalkeeper.
Both groups are effectively-geared up in the circle, with the French having maybe the strongest particular person attacking participant in this ‘positional comparability’, with a bodily presence in Ludovic Fabregas barely stopping him. A direct battle with German Johannes Golla must be known as a “heavyweight battle”.
Points in opposition to Norway as a decisive “booster”?
In the finish, it is inconceivable to present an unequivocal reply to the query of which opponent is extra nice, or moderately “not so disagreeable”. In order to achieve the semi-finals, the German group, which has little expertise at the worldwide degree, must carry out at the prime of its potential. But one can conclude that DHB would have been higher off enjoying in opposition to the Spaniards. Because it will imply that you’d rating in opposition to Norway and thus show you could achieve success in opposition to the best possible groups. It positively helps with self-confidence.