The German handball players before the final world Cup main round match against Spain on Wednesday evening (20.30; TV: ARD live Ticker MIRROR ONLINE) qualified for the semifinals – but you still do not know against whom they play on Friday in Hamburg.

Potential opponents are Norway , Denmark or Sweden . Who is it going to be, also depends on the game against Spain.

The DHB-selection is currently first in their main round group and would, therefore, in the semi-finals on the Second of the other group – the supposedly easier opponent.

the German team would Avoid like to Denmark , probably the strongest rivals. So far, the world Cup co-organiser, has won its seven games, all of them. Because Denmark, like Germany, leads his group, would go with both Teams currently in the semi-finals out of the way. According to Denmark’s final duel with Sweden on Wednesday, so that is most likely to be the German Team as Spain.

opponent would then be the commencement of the welfare of Sweden (currently: second place, six points, +15 goals) or Norway (third place, six points, +13 goals) from 18 h against Hungary. The Hungarians have no more More.

Germany but against Spain, could fall back to the DHB-selection – up to second place. is a prerequisite for this is that France wins against Croatia at least one point (18 hours).

national coach Christian Prokop

With a win would move the German team, however, pretty sure as of the Table to the semi-finals. Because your goal difference (+19 goals) is better than that of the French (+14).

national coach Christian Prokop has announced to play any price to win. “Of course we want to win a good farewell to Cologne and the game,” said Prokop. “If we drag this to the bitter end, I leave but time to go. The Crucial is for us in the semi-finals.”


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