Handball EM 2022: Germany tests against France in advance - fuss about the corona case
Created: 01/09/2022, 10:12 AM
The European Handball Championship 2022 in Hungary and Slovakia begins on January 13th.
Germany will play a friendly against France beforehand.
Berlin - Handball * national team captain Johannes Golla is not afraid of short-term corona infections immediately before the start of the European Championship in 2022. Even the game against Olympic champion France this Sunday did not give him any "stomach aches" in view of the positive test by captain Valentin Porte with the opponent. , says Golla.
“The French have had the last three days and will do a PCR test before the game.
That is the highest level of security that you can go in that case.
That will be part of our everyday life again and again in the future, ”said the 24-year-old on Saturday in the ZDF“ Sportstudio ”.
Handball EM 2022: Germany tests against France in advance
France announced their EM squad on Friday, but Porte has to remain in isolation for the time being.
Golla's national team colleague Djibril M'Bengue is also counting on the corona measures to take effect at the EM tournament.
“Hygiene concepts have been worked out.
We're all vaccinated, we're still being tested, we've been tested now.
We're trying to make the best of these sad circumstances, ”said the backcourt player.
Handball EM 2022: Spectators are at least partially allowed in Slovakia and Hungary
After all: The German handball players can rely on the support of fans in the hall in Bratislava at the EM.
As the European Association (EHF) announced on Saturday, the Slovak authorities have approved a hall occupancy of a maximum of 25 percent.
This corresponds to 2500 spectators in Bratislava.
Entrance requires complete vaccination protection and constant wear of an FFP2 mask.
This also applies to the second Slovakian venue Kosice.
There are currently no restrictions in the Hungarian arenas in Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged.
Germany will play in group D in Bratislava against Belarus (Friday), Austria (January 16) and Poland (January 18).
From the semi-finals onwards, the game will only be played in Budapest.
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