Handball World Cup | Handball players before the “loopy sport”

Now German handball players can now not permit themselves any dropouts. Captain Johannes Golla warned his teammates forward of the groundbreaking World Cup preliminary spherical sport in opposition to Serbia, with backcourt participant Philipp Weber anticipating an “superb sport” to seal the group victory on Sunday (6pm/ARD).

The beginning place is by some means clear: in the event you win in opposition to the strongest opponent in Group E, you might be already certified for the primary spherical. On the different hand, defeats in Poland and Sweden may have critical penalties for the additional course of the event.

“I consider we want top-notch efficiency in all areas,” Golla mentioned in Katowice, Poland. “We can now not permit ourselves these weak steps.” The 25-year-old meant the second half of the World Cup opening win in opposition to Qatar (31:27). Although every little thing was below management for a very long time in the DHB Selection in opposition to the weak Asian champions, they nearly let their clear lead out of hand after the break.

What did Golla sign together with his warning: this could not occur once more in opposition to the Serbs. “If we need to go far in the event, we all know we’ve got to take every little thing with us from the group – definitely in opposition to Serbia as effectively,” mentioned Dhuri.

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Because the three greatest groups from the group of 4 progress, the German crew would nonetheless simply be capable of make it to the primary spherical even when they misplaced. However, the marks from the preliminary spherical are carried into the primary spherical. If Serbia defeats Germany, it can positively lose.

This would imply that the DHB choice would take two minus factors from this sport going into the subsequent stage. A hostage who may later get revenge in the finale. Right winger Patrick Grotzky was requested if the duel was already closing. “Yeah I believe so.”

What the Serbs are able to has already been indicated of their two World Cup preparation video games in opposition to Sweden. Serbia misplaced the first sport in opposition to the European champions with 34:35, dropping in the second with the favorites 30:28. The crew is crammed with internationally skilled players reminiscent of Petar Djordjic and Lazar Kukic.

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Backcourt participant Kai Hafner mentioned, “The Serbs have an excellent crew. They will make life troublesome for us. We completely must be there, in any other case it will likely be troublesome.” Or as director Juri Knorr put it: “The Champions League winners, the German champions, are every little thing.” A “totally different expertise” awaits from Qatar on Sunday.

For a very long time every little thing seemed like a quiet efficiency by the younger German crew in opposition to the Qataris. By fouls, gaps in protection and technical errors ensued. A sample that nationwide coach Alfred Gislason is already conscious of. Neither the Icelanders nor their players can clarify why these dropouts occur so steadily.

That’s a very good query, mentioned Captain Golla. In any case, Gislason is at the moment working intensively on giving the crew particular behavioral procedures for these conditions. These procedures haven’t but labored in opposition to Qatar. They must go in opposition to Serbia. “We have to pay attention absolutely for 60 minutes,” the 63-year-old calls for of his players. “If we will try this, we’ve got a very good likelihood to win the sport.”

For this, the efficiency of one other sturdy goalkeeper is critical. DHB strongly hopes Andreas Wolff, who was excellent in opposition to Qatar, will likely be again in objective on Sunday regardless of his calf harm. “I’m anticipating him in coaching this afternoon,” sporting director Axel Kromer mentioned on Saturday. In any case, there are at the moment no plans to appoint one other goalkeeper.


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