the defending champion France in the Handball world Cup in Germany and Denmark are gradually gaining momentum. The French defeated to the main round opener of the group I European Champions Spain 33:30 (17:15), and with 5:1 points to good chances of making the semi-finals. Ex-world champion Spain threatens with 2:4 points Out.

The German handball player could draw in the evening (20.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE) with a victory against Iceland with France to points, Croatia (4:0 points) plays first on Sunday against Brazil.

Ludovic Fabregas and Dika Mem were each with six gates, the most successful launcher of the two-time Olympic champion. Ferran Solé is not prevented even with eleven goals in the Spanish defeat. Against actually defense strong Spaniard convinced France 18.121 spectators in Cologne, especially in the attack. After a 18:18 (34.) the French, who have recently lost the 2013 championship game sat, prejudicial to 26:20 (45.) .

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In the main round group II conquered Sweden again. The Vice-champion of Europe beat Africa champion Tunisia in Herning scores 35:23 (19:14) and took over with 6:0 points, at least temporarily the lead in the table. Niclas Ekberg from the German record champion THW Kiel and Andreas Nilsson were, each with seven gates best pitcher on your team.

Olympic champion Denmark (4:0) can drag on a Saturday night, but back to Sweden (20.30). The Co-host encounters to the world Cup-Seventh, Hungary.


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