France’s handball team have lost at the world Cup, their last main round match in Cologne 20:23 (11:11) against Croatia. The best pitcher in the winner Zlatko Horvat with seven goals. Again in Croatia, one in France now. On the day exactly six years ago, that France had recently lost a game in a world Cup final – in the quarter-finals in 2013, they lost to Croatia, at the time, even 23:30.

It was followed by two finals at the end of the world champion in each of France, was called. An incredible 24 games in a row, France remained undefeated – that this series round match of the German handball player of the crack just before the last Main tonight against Spain (20: 30; TV: ARD live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE), one will have in the hall in Cologne. In the battle for the group victory, the German Team could now afford even a defeat with seven goals.

The Croats secured the victory in front of 17.191 spectators in the main round group and thus participating in a qualifying tournament for the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo. The world champion solves the Olympia-Ticket.

Norway – Hungary 35:26 (16:13)

Norway has won in the main round group II in the Danish city of Herning 35:26 (16:13) against Hungary, and should hope, therefore, more from the semi-finals. Denmark against Sweden, should not lose on Wednesday night, Norway would secure the semi-final participation on Friday in Hamburg.

Best pitcher in the Norwegians Magnus Jöndal and Magnus rod, each with seven goals.

More results:
Brazil – Iceland 32:29 (15:15)
Tunisia – Egypt 23:30 (10:15)


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