Successful start – DHB team beat Qatar

Germany made its Handball World Cup debut towards Qatar. The DHB team confirmed a superb efficiency and received towards bravely preventing opponents.

The German nationwide handball team celebrates the opening victory of 31:27 (18:13) towards Qatar on the World Cup in Poland and Sweden. In Katowice, Poland, the DHB team placed on a robust efficiency and received towards a hard-fought Qatari team. The Germans needed to stretch lots, particularly within the second half.

In a passionate comeback, Qatar managed to scale back their five-goal deficit to only one at half-time. But then the DHB choice held their very own once more and roared house the win. On Sunday (6 pm dwell ticker on T-Online), the DHB males can already make progress within the essential sport towards Serbia. The third opponent within the preliminary spherical Group E is Algeria on Tuesday (6 PM dwell ticker on T-Online). The first three groups within the group qualify for the primary spherical.

The sport went like this:

“We have been ready for this sport for a very long time. The team and I too – we’re actually wanting ahead to it,” stated nationwide coach Alfred Gislausson instantly earlier than the sport and gave technique to the ZDF microphone: “We performed an aggressive protection. There is a necessity and we have now to create lots of strain for a second wave and a counterattack.”

stated and performed. The German team applied their coach’s directions completely, the tempo sport at first working like clockwork. At the again, the agile and aggressive 6:0 protection pressured the opponent to make many errors or keeper Andreas Wolff bought a physique half on the ball – in entrance Juri Knorr & Co. sank one shot after one other.

Above all, report man Patrick Groetzki benefited from the concentrated German preliminary part. Wolff Parade, lengthy move, purpose on the counterattack – 11:5 After twelve minutes the skilled proper winger, who caught up with Silvio Heinwetter on Friday night in his seventh remaining look, scored for the fourth time.

Steadfast Struggle: The Qataris confronted defeat with nice vigour. (Source: AGENCJA WYBORCZA/Reuters)

But Qatar, which knocked Germany out of the World Cup in 2015 and 2017, stabilized and benefited from a scarcity of focus within the German assault and a 4-0 run that got here to 12:14 (twenty third). Once once more it was Wolff who stabilized the German sport together with his actions, not conceding a purpose for six minutes and thus controlling his team by means of a vital part.

When left winger Lucas Mertens blew the half-time whistle to mark 18:13, the loud German followers booed in pleasure. At the break, DHB sporting director Axel Kromer stated, “I’m very glad that we scored so many objectives.” The five-goal lead towards Qatar was “far past what we anticipated. I did not count on it to be so good. It’s an excellent start.”

But the German team slumped within the second half – Qatar lowered the deficit to twenty:22 inside 9 minutes. Gislason reacted, took a pause and apparently discovered the appropriate phrases. Thanks to Wolff and Knorr, Germany discovered their approach right into a extra heated sport.


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