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France-Denmark final: with the huge Stockholm stadium, like a taste of Paris 2024


The stadium in the Swedish capital is the twin of the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in the suburbs of Lille where the final phase of the tournament will take place o

Sweden is not only a supplier of great pop music and crispy rolls. It knows how to build magnificent stadiums and not in kit form like a big brand in the country.

The Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm, where the world championship final between France and Denmark is taking place on January 29, is an ultra-modern stadium.

Inaugurated 10 years ago, it hosts two football teams from the Swedish capital.

He is also expecting Madonna's tour at the end of the year.

If we talk about it, it's because it has a twin stadium in Europe: the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq.

Same look, same style, same color, we believe it.

And that's good because it gives the Blues an idea of ​​what awaits them in 18 months for the Olympic Games.

Remember that the final phase of the tournament will take place in this stadium which has already hosted the Davis Cup and the 2015 Basketball Euros. In a year, why not, we could still have a new one from France - Denmark.

We'll see.

Tomorrow, 🇩🇰 Denmark versus 🇫🇷 France in the 28th IHF Men's World Championship final 🏆 #POLSWE2023 #sticktogether @RFEBalonmano @dhf_haandbold

— International Handball Federation (@ihf_info) January 28, 2023

The only notable difference in 18 months: the stadium will surely be a little bluer than this weekend.

In the streets of Stockholm around the stadium, we looked for the touches of blue among the fans.

Drowned in the yellow jerseys of the Swedes or red of the Danes who stormed the surroundings, we did not find any.

Or not a lot.

Three hours before kick-off, Thomas from Strasbourg pulled out a blue white red flag above his head.

But he found himself quite alone: ​​“It doesn't matter, he smiles.

I really want to find myself like a fool around all these Danes and Swedes.

But at the end of the day, we are the ones who will lift the Cup.

During the small final between Sweden and Spain refereed by a pair of French referees, Charlotte and Julie Bonaventura, there was not much blue either in the stands filled with some 20,000 spectators.

Lots of yellow to support the Swedes in search of a bronze medal and lots of red to wait for the Danes.

At the applause meter at 9 p.m., the France team may not win the match.

It doesn't matter, that's not the one that counts.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-29

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