Wednesday’s quarter-finals are booked – now Germany’s handball staff should proceed its success on the World Championships in Poland and Sweden (till January 29).
DHB’s clear 33:26 win over the Netherlands put them forward of the Norwegians, who had been on the prime of the primary group of the III stage, they usually additionally certified. (DATA: World Handball Championship teams and tables)
A draw is sufficient to win the group in Monday’s most important spherical match in opposition to the Scandinavians in Kattowitz. (Handball World Cup: Germany vs Norway, Monday from 20.30 on LIVETICKER)
So far, so good – however this constellation may make it tough for the match to proceed.
Germany vs Norway – then within the quarter finals
In explicit: If nationwide coach Alfred Gislason’s staff finishes first in the primary spherical, there’s a danger of some extent of scheduling chaos due to already scheduled and booked flights and lodges.
Back-to-back: According to match guidelines, hosts Sweden (in Stockholm) and Poland (in Gdańsk) will every host a semifinal, a closing, a third-place match and an important first-place match. The Olympic choice can even happen in Stockholm (locations from 5 to eight). (DHB will play in opposition to the Netherlands in a personal preview)
Meaning: For Germany, as the primary spherical, the semi-final in Gdańsk on January twenty seventh, in the event that they advance once more, a flight to the ultimate or the third-place match within the Swedish capital will observe a day later.
DHB defender Andreas Wolff is modest after the chants of reward
If the DHB qualifier loses within the quarter-finals in Gdańsk – the precise time will probably be decided solely after the primary stage – it’ll additionally go to Stockholm. Then, nonetheless, already on January 26, and thus to the location video games, which is able to happen a day earlier.
A tough journey threatens the constellation
From Germany’s standpoint, competing within the semi-finals in Stockholm could be logistically harder in the event that they misplaced to Norway in the primary spherical within the subsequent quarter-final. Then the journey to Scandinavia takes place on January twenty sixth, somebody will already be there for the minor in addition to the grand finale and there could be no want to go on one other tiring journey.
Logically, it is not tough for a gaggle of journalists and followers who’ve to rebook at quick discover due to the constellation.
Anyway: Heading into the head-to-head, the highest two groups are every 8-0, with Germany (137:105) forward of Norway (120:92) on objective distinction.
Two potential opponents have been recognized: in Group I, France (8:0 factors, 137:108 objectives) and Spain (8:0, 123:96) misplaced in the primary stage and are now enjoying for the group victory. direct duel.
In the final spherical of eight, the winners of the group will meet with the runners-up of the second group.
Also within the quarter-finals of the World Cup Sweden and Egypt
The state of affairs shouldn’t be so clear in the primary spherical teams II and IV, the place the contributors of the remaining two quarter-finals will probably be decided.
While the unbeaten Swedes and Egyptians are already assured of qualification, they nonetheless have a good distance to go, particularly in Group II: Portugal, Iceland and Hungary all have probabilities to overtake the already established Swedes. group winners had been decided. (DATA: 2023 World Handball Championship schedule and outcomes)
In Group IV, Croatia (5:3, 128:111) should hope to lose in opposition to Egypt (8:0, 125:88) and Danes (7:1, 144:105) and are clearly behind them. Goal distinction circumstances for qualifying for the quarter finals. And if Denmark wins in opposition to Egypt, it is going to be ready to take first place in its group.