hEuropean and ball champion Sweden travels by bus to the house World Cup video games in Gothenburg – although the Drei-Krönen-Team Hall lives solely 300 meters away. “It has to do with tv. They need photos of us getting off the bus,” Sweden coach Glenn Solberg instructed Aftonbladet newspaper earlier than the profitable World Cup opening sport in opposition to Brazil (26:18). The ultimate co-hosts additionally face Uruguay and Cape Verde in Group C.
The bus journey additionally has the benefit “that we are able to give attention to the necessities,” Solberg stated. “After all there was no time for 55 selfies,” stated SG Flensburg-Handwitt’s playmaker Jim Gottfriedsson.
The Swedes, led by Gottfriedsson, made a profitable debut on the Handball World Championships on Thursday. The director himself contributed six targets within the victory in opposition to Brazil.
Incidentally, awkward journey conditions will not be new to the Swedes: on their solution to the European Championship title final yr, in addition they drove to Bratislava in Slovakia – although in addition they performed in the identical constructing they lived in. Even then, a visit across the block was required – due to the TV photos.
Incidentally, the completely eco-friendly regulation would not solely apply to journey to the Games. Players are allowed to stroll after video games and coaching. “After video games, autographs and images will not be an issue,” says Gottfriedson.