Les Bleues started their World Cup with a win, now it's time to keep going! After a short and not very reassuring victory against Angola (30-29), Thursday, the France women's handball team is opposed to Iceland. A Group D match, on the second day of the preliminary round of the 2023 World Handball Championship, in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Like every match in France's group, the match will take place at the DNB Arena in Stavanger, Norway, the defending champions.
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Still without Cleopatra Darleux, who was too fit to return to competition after her concussion at the beginning of 2023, Les Bleues will take on Iceland, a nation that had only participated in the competition once, in 2011.
The Icelanders, unlike France, started their World Cup badly with a defeat against Slovenia on the score of 30 to 24. Olivier Krumbholz's girls have the opportunity to reassure themselves before meeting the Slovenians on Monday 4 December.
The match between France and Iceland is scheduled to kick off at 18pm this Saturday, December 2 and the match will be broadcast live on BeIN Sports 3.