Germany’s handball team victories In the first match of the main round of the DHB-selection 24:19 (14:10) against Iceland and, therefore, has good chances of making the semi-finals at the world Championships. The German Team is at 5:1 points and is in group I of the main round table leader, France-point follows the same, but with an inferior goal difference.

the Best thrower in the German Team of Steffen Fäth with six goals (eight litters), the 28-Year-old made a strong game in the left back room. In the case of Iceland stood Arnor Thor Gunnarsson (six goals).

“This is the most wonderful time we are experiencing,” said national coach Christian Prokop in the ARD, and captain Uwe Gensheimer praised the defense: “We have made it to the cover really well. Now the really hard chunks to come to us. But we are prepared.”

For the German team for the home world Cup continues on Monday, then Croatia is waiting. On Wednesday, it comes to the final main round match against European champion Spain, which could be eliminated by then already (both matches at 20.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE).

Uwe Gensheimer and Andrew Wolff (front)

Against the Island were the German handball team in front of nearly 19,000 spectators in Cologne well into the game and an early 5:2 lead. A one-sided game is not developed against the weakest of the three German opponents in the main round; and as the young Icelandic team routinely may occur to Superstar Aron Pálmarsson from FC Barcelona, showed a 4:0-run between the eighth and 14. Minute.

Offensive with a strong throw ratio

With the end of the first half of Germany’s increased Defensive to a once again strong Andreas Wolff (twelve parades), and the Offensive was very accurate (14 goals in 19 shots in the first half). The reward was a clear break in leadership (14:10).

After the break, could not keep gensheimer and his team-mate, the impressive throw ratio, at the end of it was still high at 69 percent. The Jurys post nominees Kai Häfner get two goals. The protrusion on the Island was becoming larger and larger, also, because of Iceland’s top players Pálmarsson struck early from the field.

In the early evening game title defenders France 33:30 (17:15) won against the European champion Spain and the standings temporarily. Croatia (4:0 points) will only start on Sunday in the main round, then Brazil awaits. The first two Teams of the six in the group to reach the semi-finals, which will be held next Friday in Hamburg. Here you will find the game plan.

main round, group I
1. Germany, 3 games, 5:1 points, goals: +18
2. France, 3 games, 5:1 points, doors: +5
3. Croatia, 2 games, 4:0 points scored: +8
4. Spain, 3 games, 2:4, goals: 0
5. Brazil, 2 games, 0:4, doors: -15
6. Island, 3 games, 0:6 points, doors: -16


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