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 …

The final countdown

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The final countdown TALE OF THE DAY: It’s decision day at Japan 2019 – Three semi-final places up for grabs and six teams still in the hunt to join Russia in the medal round. We’ll take you through the day’s action and keep you up to date with how the race for the semi-finals unfolds in both groups. By Chris …

What a difference a day makes

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Kumamoto Chronicles: What a difference a day makes By Chris O’Reilly 24 little hours. That’s all it seems to take for the world to turn upside down at this championship. In the space of 24 hours, we’ve seen Denmark going from exciting dark horses to dumped out of the running for the semi-finals; goalkeeping performances in one arena which make …