Handball World Championship 2023: personal review Germany – Norway

The victory of the German handball workforce within the World Championship has been suspended for now.

Coach Alfred Gislasson’s workforce misplaced 26-28 to Norway within the battle for the group victory, regardless of a protracted interval of excellent performances. He now faces Olympic champions France within the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

A combined image has emerged towards the Norwegians round famous person Sander Sagosen. While Andreas Wolff and Juri Knorr battled it out as typical, the precise courtroom proved surprisingly innocent. Three totally different gamers mixed to attain three targets (one every) in a whole recreation.

DHB stars SPORTS1– Personal review.


Andrew Wolff: First he sat on the chair. He was changed after solely eight and a half minutes – and was instantly paraded in place. The Dutchman did not hit his quota within the recreation, however made seven throws, two of which have been essential seven-metre throws. The Norwegians conceded a objective into an empty web in the midst of the second half. In the final 20 minutes, he had a robust protection in entrance of him and benefited from weak throws from the opponent’s backcourt – SPORT1 ranking: 2

Joel Birlem (Start): Wolff was allowed to play from the beginning. Did not maintain the ball and was changed by Wolff on eight and a half minutes after conceding seven targets – SPORT1 ranking: 5.5


Rune Damke (Starting Lineup): Mertens has been wonderful within the beginning seven. At the start, he made a mistake, then he discovered a greater method to play and after successful the ball himself, he scored a objective in an empty web and began a counterattack. After 42 minutes, the primary German missed an opportunity to take the lead from a large angle – SPORT1 ranking: 2

Julian Coster (Starting line-up): Norwegian famous person Sander Sagosen was well fouled, however was hit within the face. The first German scored a two-minute penalty. Very passive in assault, one failure was registered within the first half. Much extra aggressive after the break and defended properly. No longer utilized in assault – SPORT1 ranking: 3

Yuri Knorr (Start formation): There was little mixture play within the early levels. Thus, the playmaker made solely two photographs on the objective. The spherical runner discovered Golla time and again with an excellent trace. Scored the whole lot within the first half (nearly) to maintain Germany within the recreation. Some flaws in protection towards Harald Reinkind and Magnus Rohde. Had two blocks on throws after halftime. He primarily performed on the left half subsequent to Witzke. Fortunately, his strike towards Sagosen within the remaining interval went unpunished – SPORT1 ranking: 2.5

The proper-again was disappointing towards Norway

Kai Hafner (Starting Formation): The proper again courtroom was initially much less drawn towards the objective, however had some area and good capturing positions. Substituted after shedding the ball (seventeenth). He returned later, however didn’t discover his approach into the sport earlier than halftime. With two misses directly. Gislason took it off the file – SPORT1 ranking: 5

Patrick Grotsky (Start formation): After a failed nook try, the primary time on the precise wing was profitable after ten minutes from the circle. A robust ball in the direction of the tip of the primary half – Damke turned the ball over. Fully signed in two and a half – SPORT1 ranking: 3.5

John Golla (Start): The defender didn’t get into the sport properly and was accountable for a number of targets conceded. Also on the entrance of the body is a really inaccurate and incorrect lock at first. Failed once more in second half however at the least improved defensively – SPORT1 ranking: 4

Christopher Steinert (Starting line-up): Initially used solely in defence, from the seventeenth minute the left-hander additionally attacked on the precise for Hafner. The opposition had challenges towards world-class backcourt gamers. In two missed innocent assaults – SPORT1 rating 4.5

Philip Weber: After Köster was despatched off for two minutes, he acquired a time penalty and was awarded a seven-meter free kick which Knorr sank. In the following assault, the striker was fouled. He began the second spherical with a left, however shortly needed to give method to Witzke. Changed once more with a couple of minutes to go and did not expend the area. He didn’t push himself to lengthy duties – SPORT1 ranking: 4

Yannick Kohlbacher: Came into the circle for Golla after 4 minutes, however was unable to complete. Even with the sturdy protection of Norway, he couldn’t move the tip of the primary half. Broke the ban after switching sides. He added two extra targets in brief order after good passes from M’Bengou – SPORT1 ranking: 3.5

Luka Witzke: With Drucks out sick, the center man switched protection/assault with Knorr within the second half. Acted smarter in protection than earlier than. Later, he went to the entrance, and after a protracted deficit, he equalized to twenty:20. In the fifty fifth minute, the referees despatched him to the bathe. He narrowed the angle of the Norwegian wing caught at his toes – a troublesome resolution – SPORT1 ranking: 3

Jibril M’Bengou: In the fortieth minute, Gislason lower in on the left half as Hafner and Steinert have been pissed off. Caught bravely on the again, missed two good possibilities up entrance. With ten minutes to go, it reached 24:24 and gave Kolbacher the lead. Sent without cost after – SPORT1 ranking: 4

Simon Ernest: The defensive specialist gave Golla a breather on an inside block halfway by the primary half. Run the Norwegian circuit as soon as – SPORT1 ranking: No ranking

Luc Mertens: unused – SPORT1 ranking: No ranking

Paul Drucks: was not included within the workforce because of an infectious illness – SPORT1 ranking: No ranking

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