scene of the game: Three seconds before the end of the Game the French won when the score was 24:25 for a last free-throw. The customary hustle and bustle broke out: It was pushed, complained, and at the end thrown. Timothey N’guessan was the name of the shooter and his violence’s throw went into the right corner of the German goal. Compensation in the last second! It was the only goal of the 26-Year-old from FC Barcelona in this match.

result: Germany and France parted 25:25 (12:10). Click here for the message.

The scene before the scene of the game: With possession of the ball, the Germans went with the score of 25:24 in the last 30 seconds of the game. Time-out to national coach Christian Prokop set his players on the final. Don’t the victory so throw it away as on the previous day against Russia as Paul Drux made a big. Against France in the ill-players Fabian Böhm said. Instead of Uwe Gensheimer, he played the Ball Out of play. The discarded Ball here, the balance with the last action that can be explained with bad luck, with Nerves or with the class.


first half: With impressive consistency on the Defensive, the DHB-selection began. It took almost seven minutes, until the French came to their first hit. It felt like an eternity for the reigning world champion. The offensive rounders with the title defender of the German Team faced a combative superior defense. The class of French hardly came to the fore and Germany continued despite a number of poor decisions in the Offensive again and again, needle stitches. Logical consequence: A 12:10 after 30 minutes.

second half: at the beginning of the second half, the French appeared to be solved. Five times they came free in front of Wolff to the conclusion – five simple hits were the result. Prokop responded and brought in the gate of Silvio Heinevetter for Andreas Wolff and his team fought back into the game. Fabian Wiede met in the 57. Minute 25:23, Mahé (a total of nine hits) shortened by seven meters. Then Böhm awarded first, before the French committed an offensive foul. The Rest is known.

Uwe Gensheimer

leaders: Gensheimer has not been often said, to bring in the national dress, what distinguishes him in the club.

At this tournament, it’s different. The captain and the left outer is to be noted that he would like to characterise this home world Cup for sure and also from setbacks, not to impress. Example: In the 13. Minute, he forgave his first seven meters of the tournament. Two and a half minutes later there was the next penalty throw for Germany. Gensheimer came and chased the Ball outstanding under the crossbar. In addition to the German left, especially Re-convinced. Great through-balls and massive throws in the buckling, the local hero of the foxes Berlin United against the world champion like no other German, the combination of fight and class.


No new 2007: A little bit of worry will have been the world champion at the thought of the last German home world Cup twelve years ago.

at the Time, they were subject to hosts Germany in the semi-finals and were upset with the performance of the referee. A perception, probably wanted to talk to no one outside of Heiner-Brand-Land. Today’s referees Martin Gjeding and Mads Hansen showed how in the whole tournament in a strong performance. And the mood, which was an increase compared to the games against Brazil and Russia. A question to the class, and also the Impartial.

Outlook: On Thursday (18 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE) in the last preliminary round game against Serbia. The DHB-selection is already qualified for the finals. The view goes to the match between Brazil and Korea. Win the South Americans, accompany you to France and Germany in the main round.

Good for Gensheimer, Recovery and Prokop: So the Germans three points (two against Brazil, one against France) is retained, instead of just two (one against Russia, one against France). If you want to achieve the great goal of the semi-finals, must be brought against the upcoming opponent a head start, but over time. Great fight alone is not enough, there is a need for the class at the right time.

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