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Denmark is in the final - and can create a historic triple


At the Handball World Championship, defending champion Denmark beat Spain and is now on the verge of a historic triumph. Germany will face Norway in the match for fifth place.

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Simon Pytlick (left) was the Danish team's best thrower

Photo: Piotr Hawalej / dpa

Defending champion Denmark has reached the final of the Handball World Championship.

Coach Nikolaj Jacobsen's team defeated vice European champions Spain in the semi-finals 26:23 (15:10) and is therefore just one step away from the historic World Cup hat-trick.

After 2019 and 2021, Denmark could become the first country to conquer the crown of the handball world for the third time in a row.

The Danes were highly concentrated in Gdansk and were ahead from the first minute.

The team kept their cool even when Spain were within a goal with 12 minutes remaining.

The best Danish thrower was backcourt player Simon Pytlick with six goals.

At the back, Niklas Landin repeatedly defused decisive balls, and the keeper of THW Kiel also parried the last Spanish seven-meter penalty 45 seconds before the end at a score of 25:23.

And so Denmark extended its super series and remained undefeated in the 27th World Cup game in a row - under Jacobsen the northern Europeans have not lost a single World Cup game.

The final opponents of the Danes on Sunday (8.30 p.m. / Eurosport) in Stockholm are co-hosts and European champions Sweden or Germany conquerors and Olympic champions France.

Germany plays against Norway for fifth place

The German handball players are back on the road to success.

The team of national coach Alfred Gislason won the first game in the placement round against Olympic fourth-placed Egypt 35:34 (30:30, 17:14) after extra time and will play against Norway for fifth place on Sunday at the end of the tournament.

The Scandinavians prevailed against Hungary 33:25 (16:13).

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-01-27

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