Spain stun the world to reach maiden final

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SEMI-FINAL – Spain 28:22 Norway By Chris O’Reilly One surprise result not enough for you? Here’s an even bigger one. Spain brought a halt to Norway’s rise in form, exposed their weaknesses and played out of their skins to reach their very first Women’s World Championship final and they made it look easy in the end, claiming a 28:22 win …

Pena: “We cannot fuck this match”

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VIDEO: Mireya Gonzalez and Nerea Pena react to making history as they have brought Spain to their first Women’s World Championship final. The back-court pair tell Chris O’Reilly about their thoughts as they were on the verge of victory over Norway, the key areas of their 28:22 victory and why they will be crowned champions of Japan 2019 on Sunday.

Netherlands hold their nerve to dump favourites out

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SEMI-FINAL – Netherlands 33:32 Russia By Chris O’Reilly On a semi-final day where few expected anything but sound victories for Russia and Norway, we’ve been handed a surprise of the highest order as the Netherlands produce their scintillating style of play when it mattered most to overcome Japan 2019 favourites Russia in an instant classic. Before the match These two …

Sweden take giant leap towards Tokyo 2020

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7/8 place match – Sweden 35:24 Germany By Chris O’Reilly Sweden saved their best for last at Japan 2019 as they tore through the usually resolute Germans to secure a seventh-place finish at the World Championship and ruin Germany’s Olympic dreams with an 11-goal win. What was at stake? There were jokes made during the main round that if you’re …

“Every player knows the importance of this game and we want to win it”

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“Every player knows the importance of this game and we want to win it.” It has been a grueling schedule for the German women’s national handball team at the 2019 World championship in Kumamoto (Japan). Already during the group phase the squad was facing handball powerhouses such as Denmark and France, a surprisingly agile Korea and the 2013 World champions …

Assessing the contenders for the crown

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Assessing the contenders for the crown By Chris O’Reilly After 90 matches in 11 gruelling game days, we’re down to the final four at Japan 2019. Just 120 minutes separate one of these teams from World Championship glory, but whose weekend will it be? Let’s take a look at the teams before Russia take on the Netherlands and Norway face …