Germany’s handball players have at the world Cup in Germany and Denmark some unexpected help from Brazil. The South Americans defeated in Cologne, the EM-Fifth of Croatia surprisingly 29:26 (17:13). The DHB-selection with a victory in the duel against Croatia this Monday (20.30; TV: ZDF, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE) in advance to the semi-finals perfectly.

In the early phase of the Brazilians with a 4-0 run in just under three minutes to 8:3 (11. Minute) quickly. This residue ran after the Croats for a long time. Only seven minutes from the end, the favorite was come to a gate. But the turn was not possible. Outstanding pitcher for the South Americans Haniel Langaro with nine goals. For Croatia, the top Star Domagoj Duvnjak from THW Kiel (6 goals) hit the most.

so Far, the two-time Olympic champion Croatia had been in this world Cup unbeaten. Against Brazil, the Team made a number of technical errors. The Brazilian took the ball in the profits time and again throws into the void of the Croatian goal. With 4:2 points Croatia against the DHB-selection (5:1) is under huge pressure.

“It’s an important game for us and for Germany. It is brutally hard,” said Duvnjak after the encounter: “We have played bad. The defeat is also a Surprise for us. Even if we knew that Brazil is a dangerous team.”

Brazil’s best world Cup was Cut off yet, a 13. Space 2013. In the preliminary round game against the German team, the Team was without a chance (21:34).

Germany was launched with a 24:19 victory over Iceland in the main round. Here you will find all results and more information about the Handball world championship.

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