The France team, which has won its first three matches in the competition, begins the main round of Euro 2022 handball, this Thursday, January 20, against the Netherlands. Here is the full TV schedule.
Serious things begin for Guillaume Gille and the Blues. But they will approach this main round in a position of strength and with certainty, after their three authoritative successes against Croatia (27-22), Ukraine (36-23) and Serbia (29-25). Despite the retirements of certain executives and a preparation disrupted by the cases of Covid-19, but also the aggression of Elohim Prandi, the Olympic champions have swept aside doubts and asserted themselves as serious contenders.
And it was with full confidence that they landed in Budapest (Hungary), after playing the preliminary round in Szeged. But they know that the level will go up a notch and that they cannot afford the slightest misstep in a group of six, where they will find the Netherlands, Iceland, Montenegro and especially Denmark, to a remake of the last Tokyo Olympics final.
Because only the first two will qualify for the semi-finals. Valentin Porte’s teammates therefore know what they have to do if they want to find the last four. And it starts, this Thursday, against the Netherlands.
The TV program
Handball Euro 2022 main round
Thursday January 20
From 6 p.m. live and in full on beIN SPORTS 1.