Andreas Wolff shines for Germany towards Qatar on the Handball World Championships. But the goalie on the plate needs to be damage. There is a preliminary analysis.
MUNICH/KATOWICE – It was a hard-fought victory for Germany towards Asian champions Qatar (31:27) on the 2023 Handball World Championships in Sweden and Poland. purchased with a value?
Handball World Cup: German goalkeeper Andreas Wolff injured after sensible efficiency towards Qatar
Apart from the imaginative and robust DHB playmaker Juri Knorr, German keeper Andreas Wolff (KS Kielce) was one of the best man on the plate. The 31-year-old veteran, who grew to become European champion with the German nationwide crew in 2016, made 15 saves. Meanwhile, the previous Kiel goalkeeper had a catch charge of 44 p.c.
Time and once more, he displayed his trademark: the excessive leg to deflect the throw whereas standing firmly with the fitting foot. But: in his fifteenth parade, he apparently raised his left leg so quick that he injured himself within the scene a minute earlier than the top of the season.
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Wolff initially stayed with a sore face and was then substituted for fellow goalkeeper Joel Burleham (Rhein-Neckar Löwen). Wolff was handled on the substitutes’ bench by the physio and his left calf was bandaged. The 1.98-metre big left the Spodek Arena in Katowice, the place (solely) 3,500 spectators turned up limping.
Andreas Wolff: The goalkeeper of the DHB crew injured himself within the Handball World Cup towards Qatar
“It is bitter for the German crew,” mentioned ZDF commentator Christoph Hamm when pictures of an unwell Wolff had been imported. Expert and Bundesliga coach Markus Bauer (Frisk auf Göppingen) mentioned: “It did not really feel good!” Wolfe of all folks, robust help? With a win towards Qatar, Germany is nearly definitely by way of to the principle spherical. If the DHB crew wins the second group sport towards Serbia on Sunday (at 6 pm, ARD and right here within the stay ticker), the German nationwide crew will take 4 factors within the intermediate spherical – and the possibility to achieve the quarter-finals won’t be small.
He mentioned his calf was tight. So we took him out instantly to save lots of him from the stress.
National coach Alfred Gislasson clarified every little thing no less than partially. “He mentioned that his calf was tightening. So we took him out instantly to save lots of him from the pressure. We took it down as a precaution in order that it was not stiff,” defined the Icelander in an interview with ZDF: “I Hopefully masseurs can do it.”
Andreas Wolff injured: German keeper has calf drawback at Handball World Cup
Wolff’s DHB colleague Patrick Groetzki additionally informed ZDF: “I feel he felt one thing on his calf. He is a world-class goalkeeper who exhibits his performances each week in Kielce and within the Champions League. That’s why we’d like him right here.” . But we hope it isn’t severe.” (afternoon)