It’s over, it is over: you smelled an enormous revolution for a very long time – you are left empty-handed.
Alfred Gislason folded his arms, slumped down, and sat in silence for a couple of minutes. The nationwide handball coach let the 28:35 (16:16) sport sink towards France in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. (FEATURE: Read the sport reside)
World Handball Championship: Gislason fights after the finish
The Icelander and his gamers had lengthy been dreaming of a coup towards the reigning Olympic champions – their dream of claiming their first World Cup medal since their 2007 house triumph solely grew stronger after the last 15-minute collapse. (All details about the 2023 World Handball Championship)
“We made too many errors in the second half. We have to take in this sport first,” Gislason stated ZDF– Microphone.
Germany saved the sport open for a very long time towards the report world champion and took a 20:18 lead after the break.
But at the finish of the day, even Andreas Wolff, who held the ball properly, couldn’t stop defeat, as a result of nothing occurred in assault.
France is just too sturdy for the DHB group
The truth stays: Germany can’t beat world-class groups in main tournaments.
“The result’s too excessive, it was an enormous combat from us. But we’re not going to take probabilities to get to the semi-finals,” stated captain Johannes Golla, Germany’s high scorer with six objectives. “We performed properly for 40 minutes after which collapsed. There remains to be a great distance to go to attain the absolute high of the world.”
Wolf offered good service, im defined ZDF: “I’m a bit disenchanted. What upsets me the most is the excessive rating. “We began properly, however then we lost hope in the goalkeeper.”
What the 31-year-old goalkeeper additionally thought: “We gave up a bit at the finish. In the finish we lose by seven. It doesn’t mirror the progress of the sport.”
However, Gislason didn’t need to let this occur: “I do not assume we gave up. We saved going, simply threw poorly.”
The nationwide coach disputes Wolff’s accusation that he “gave up.”
The nationwide coach controversially added: “We weren’t targeted sufficient at the time, which was disappointing.”
For the German nationwide group, the event isn’t over but after the quarter-finals. Golla and his colleagues will journey to Stockholm on Thursday morning.
Instead of enjoying for the world title once more after 16 years in the Swedish capital at the weekend, locations 5 to eight are actually at stake in two video games of sporting immateriality. Friday’s opponent at the Tele2 Football Arena is initially African champions Egypt.
“The French haven’t any weaknesses,” Gislason stated earlier than the sport ZDF “We have to play properly at the again and up entrance,” he stated.
But the DHB coach and his group first had to be affected person. In the earlier sport between Norway and Spain (34:35), the sport began 22 minutes late due to double time beyond regulation. (UPDATE: Time for a enjoyable throw at DHB-Kracher)
The launch begins with a delay
That, Oracles DHB sporting director Axel Cromer, “might be a bonus for us. The French are properly conscious of the course of earlier than the quarter-finals. Now it is new for everybody.”
In truth, the Gislason Seven have been awake from the begin after the inevitable delay. With Golla and Co. placing virtually all of their photographs ahead, and goalkeeper Wolff beginning brilliantly at the again, Germany took a 5-3 (fifth) and 8-5 (tenth) lead.
And when Christoph Steinert made it 11-7 after 1 / 4 of an hour, France coach Guillaume Gilles turned his stars Nikola Karabatic and Dika Mem into the first time-out. (Karabat Portrait: World Handball Monster)
Since then, the Germans’ attacking play has stagnated, with the French now selecting up the tempo significantly. So it took lower than 4 minutes for Nedim Remili to equalize. In a 5 minute interval with no objective of his personal, all the time Wolff saved DHB from going behind on a number of events along with his saves and thus saved them in the sport.
Grotzky with a lethal counterattack
“It’s a really tight sport with a variety of tempo and a variety of coronary heart from each side,” Cromer stated at halftime. And group supervisor Oliver Roggish stated: “With Andy Wolf in the group, we actually want to be leaders.”
However, the second spherical began with the French taking the first lead. The DHB choice responded with three objectives in a row, however couldn’t prolong the lead till 20:17 when Patrik Groecki counterattacked. (Knorr? “It’s in each paper”)
For the French, common back-up goalkeeper Remi Desbonne grew to become an more and more issue behind future Kiel man Vincent Gerrard.
And so it was: the Germans have been there in the fortieth minute, Les Blais leveled the rating at 20-20 thanks to Ludovic Fabregas after which disbanded.
Eight minutes with no objective in the end price DHB the likelihood to win and finish their post-2007 title desires. Still, Gislason stated, “I’m pleased with the boys, they gave it their all.”
Summary of the sport:
France – Germany 35:28 (16:16)
France: Fabregas (5 objectives), Remilly (5), Richardson (4/2 penalties), Tournat (4), Mahé (4/2), Mem (3), Lenne (3), Luka Karabatic (2), Porte (2) ) ), Nahi (1), Grebille (1), Nikola Karabatic (1). – Germany: Wolff (Kielce), Birlech (Rhein-Neckar Leuven) – Golla (Flensburg/6), Knorr (Rhein-Neckar Leuven/5/2), Mertens (Magdeburg/4), Steinert (Erlangen/3), Hafner (Melsungen/3), Kolbacher (Rhein-Neckar Leuven/2), Grotzky (Rhein-Neckar Leuven/2), Witzke (Leipzig/2), Weber (Magdeburg/1).
Referee: Hansen/Madsen (Denmark)
Spectators in Gdańsk: 5500
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