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Handball World Cup: Vincent Gérard succeeds in the challenge of succeeding a legend

2023-01-24T16:02:33.834Z

PORTRAIT - Guardian of the France team since the retirement of Thierry Omeyer, the Mosellan faces Germany in the quarter-finals of the Worlds.



On May 6, 2017, Thierry Omeyer played his last match for the France team against Norway, in qualifying for Euro 2018. A final victory (28-24) for the one who could then legitimately claim the title of best goalkeeper in the history of the Blues, but also that of handball as a whole.

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  • The complete schedule and results of the Handball World Cup

  • The 2023 Handball World Cup rankings

A legend, titled five times on the world level, three times on the European one, holder of two Olympic gold medals, four Champions Leagues… By retiring with his palmares as thick as an encyclopedia under his arm, “Titi” left an immense void, thus opening the file of a supposedly impossible succession...

Between the excellent and the very mediocre

Five and a half years later, as France prepares to play this Wednesday (8:30 p.m., TFX and beIN Sports) a new quarter-final of a world championship - a stage of the competition that it has always reached since his final in 1993 - against Germany, two things stand out: Thierry Omeyer will never really be replaced, but Vincent…

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Source: lefigaro

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