Handball World Cup: Cape Verde’s first win despite bed scandal

World Cup celebrates international first victory
Cape Verde’s handball giants shrug off bed scandal

The preparation for the first sport on the Handball World Championship in Sweden may hardly have been worse for the international troupe from Cape Verde. During the night time, many gamers have to alter inns – the following day, there may be nothing left on the ground.

Despite a turbulent night time earlier than the sport, Cape Verde’s international handball gamers celebrated their first World Cup victory. The Africans gained their opening sport 33:25 (17:11) towards Uruguay within the finals in Poland and Sweden and advance to the principle spherical, which is contested by the highest three groups in every group. Other preliminary spherical opponents are European champions Sweden and Brazil.

The sport was a premiere for Cape Verde not solely due to the first win, but additionally for Maik Merz (37) and Tanja Kutler (34). The sisters from Baden-Württemberg had been the first German feminine referees to officiate a males’s World Cup match. “We contemplate it an appreciation of our work to be nominated for this World Cup,” Kutler stated earlier. The pair have performed on the whistle collectively since 2008 and have additionally been used within the males’s Bundesliga since 2019.

“I do not perceive what the resort was considering!”

The day earlier than, there was loads of pleasure within the Insel group as six gamers needed to change inns within the night time. Cause: The beds within the crew lodging had been ran into one another. The Swedish newspaper “Aftonbladet” reported this on Thursday. Nilton Delgado instructed the Swedish newspaper, “I do not perceive what the resort was considering! Some gamers are two meters tall and weigh greater than 100 kilograms. Nevertheless, they needed to lie on wood bunks, which later collapsed. ” The 49-year-old businessman, together with different supporters, is sponsoring the Africans’ keep on the World Handball Championship.

Cape Verde has already brought on a stir in its World Cup premiere in Egypt in 2021. At that point, the Africans needed to play towards Germany within the preliminary spherical. However, as a result of a number of coronavirus circumstances, the group needed to cancel video games and ultimately withdraw from the event altogether.

Meanwhile, Hungary and Slovenia dealt with their first duties with ease. Hungary gained towards South Korea by 35:27 (21:11) and thus secured the first two factors in a robust Group D, which additionally consists of Iceland and Portugal. Slovenia achieved a compulsory victory towards Saudi Arabia, the third-placed group within the 2017 World Cup, with a 33:19 (16:8) win and, like report world champions France, have the first two factors in Group B. France beat co-hosts Poland 26-24 within the opening sport on Wednesday. Also in Group A, Iran defeated Chile 25:24.


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