In the quarter-finals of the World Cup in opposition to France, the German handball gamers need to alternate blows with the title contenders at eye stage in Gdansk within the night (20.30 / ZDF). In the previous, there was an essential and principally attention-grabbing battle between the 2 nations.
2001 World Cup
In the quarter-finals, DHB’s choice provided the World Cup hosts in Albertville a protracted keep and pressured the French into further time. However, the protégés of then nationwide coach Heiner Brand scored just one objective. France gained the title 26:23 and later. Thomas Knorr, father of the well-known younger German star Juri Knorr, who later flew within the preliminary spherical, was there on the time.
2003 World Cup
In the semi-finals, Germany trailed by 4 objectives with 1 / 4 of an hour left. A spirited efficiency noticed DHB qualify for a 23-22 win and their first finals look because the legendary 1978 World Cup triumph. But earnings could be very costly. Left winger Stefan Kretzschmar broke the little finger on his throwing hand and missed the finals, whereas court docket participant Volker Zerbe suffered a torn muscle fiber. Without the duo, Germany misplaced to Croatia and returned with silver.
2007 World Cup
The recreation in opposition to France within the semi-final of the World Cup held on dwelling soil 16 years in the past is unlikely to be surpassed by way of pleasure. 32:31 The German nationwide group has gained after two further hours. “We will win by one objective,” stated Köhler at half-time, suspecting a contented ending for nationwide coach Heiner Brand’s group within the dramatic recreation. proper. Defeating Poland, Germany grew to become the world champion for the third time.
After dropping to Denmark within the semi-finals, the DHB group was breathless. In the bronze recreation, there was a loss to the French with a rating of 26:36. The defeat marked the start of a year-long droop in German handball. Only eight years later, the DHB choice returned to the highest of the world with an EM victory.
In the semi-final, the DHB choice appeared like a transparent loser with 20 minutes to go. France took a 22:15 lead, however then Germany got here again. Tobias Reichman scored a objective with 58 seconds left to make it 28:28. The crowd was livid, however France fought again within the type of Daniel Narcisse, who scored two seconds earlier than the ultimate whistle to finish Germany’s gold hopes for the record-breaking world champions. In the top, at the very least bronze is the final medal in a significant competitors.
World Championship 2019
As within the 2008 European Championship, each groups will meet within the bronze medal match. The previous few seconds are operating. With a rating of 25:25, the German group gained the ball, which Mattias Musche on the left wing returned to the circle with a dangerous cross. In return, Nikola Karabatic nearly hit the ultimate siren. The French shall be blissful, and Germany will go empty-handed within the World Cup at dwelling.
So far, the final battle is within the preliminary stage of the Olympic match in Tokyo. The DHB choice obtained off to a poor begin and fell behind by six objectives within the first half. But progress will come within the second half. It was tied with two minutes to go, and then nationwide coach Alfred Gislson’s proteges dedicated two errors and misplaced the sport 29-30. Later, France gained the gold, and the German group misplaced within the quarter-finals and went dwelling with out the hoped-for medal.