The Danish national Handball team has won the world Cup semi-final 38:30 against France and moved to the finals in Herning. A key role in the success of backcourt players Mikkel Hansen, who scored twelve goals for his Team. Denmark led in the meantime, two digits, left France, however, the end game. The victory was never in danger.

at the precise Moment, as the half-time siren sounded, a hit of the massive litter of Hansen in the French goal. With a six-goal lead, Denmark went into the break. For the first time, the Team moved so significantly, as a goalkeeper Niklas Landin threw when the score was 14:9 to the exposed gate of the opponent.

Denmark played out in the early the lead the Team in fast attacks and expanded continuously. France had trouble to find a gap in the defense. If it succeeded however, there was a lack often of precision, so that the Tests were flown either side of the gate or of Landin or his representative Jannick Green parried.

Niklas Landin

After the break, Denmark expanded its leadership directly on seven hits. Again it was Hansen, the increased with his eighth goal in the match to 22:15. Morten Olsen took the lead for the first time in the double digits, as he’s in the 45. Minute 31:21 met.

towards the end of the game, the Danes spared, especially Hansen took back. France came up a little, but remained without the prospect of the game turn.

Thus, Denmark has qualified as the first Team for the final on Sunday (17.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: ZDF) in the Danish city of Herning. Opponent could be the German Team, or Norway, in the evening (20.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: ARD) meeting.


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