The Blues face the German team in the quarter-finals of the handball world championship for a place in the last four.
This Wednesday, January 25, the France team faces Germany in the quarter-finals of the handball world championship. The confrontation is often delicate for the Blues even if the balance sheet is positive with 54 games for 26 wins, 7 draws, 21 defeats. Interviewed on the FFH website, Erik Mahé analyzes the game and the importance of certain players. “Jun Knorr has a lot of responsibility in the team and he weighs a lot in the game. He takes the shots, makes the passes to the pivot and directs the game, he is important in the team. The German team plays a lot with his two pivots, whether it’s Jannik Kohlbacher or captain Johannes Golla. This team hasn’t had any rotations for a year and have therefore been working together for quite a while. Andreas Wolff is a very good goalkeeper who has experience and brings “, to this young team, serenity. Joel Birlehm is also a very good goalkeeper who every time he returned, performed well. France – Germany are always dense matches because this German team fights well and until the end.”
For his part, the coach of the France team is wary of the youth of the German formation. “A not easy match because this team has built an interesting series, losing very little to the Norwegians, demonstrating all the quality they have. These young players have, of course, a little less international experience but they bring a lot of freshness and speed to Germany’s game which makes them an extremely dangerous team” explained Guillaume Gille on the FFH website. In case of victory, the Blues will play their semi-final this Friday.
Calendar and results of the Handball World Cup
Here is the calendar of the French team and the other nations for the handball world championship, which takes place from January 11 to 29. After the main round, now place in the table of the final phase.
What are the groups of the World Handball Championship?
Here are the standings of the four main round groups that will determine the quarter-finals.
What TV broadcast for the World Handball Championship?
Since Wednesday January 11, beIN SPORTS, official broadcaster of the French handball team, has been broadcasting the entire 2023 World Cup for men’s handball. Up to 5 matches are broadcast live and unencrypted on TF1 Group channels
- The opening game of the competition
- One main round match
- A 1/4 Final (In case of qualification of the French team)
- A 1/2 Final (In case of qualification of the French team)
- The Final (In case of qualification of the French team)
The 18 French for the World Cup
Here is the list of players from the France team summoned by Guillaume Gille for this Handball World Cup, including the inexhaustible Nikola Karabatic.
- Guardians (3): Bolzinger, Desbonnet, Gerard.
- Left wingers (2): Grebille, Nahi.
- Left backs (4): Briet, N. Karabatic, Lagarde, E. Prandi.
- Center half (2): K. Mahé, Remili.
- Right backs (2): Mem, Mr. Richardson.
- Right wingers (2): Y.Lenne, Porte.
- Pivots (3): Fabregas, L. Karabatic (cap.), Tournat.