Sunday, May 15

Denmark-France (29-30): the Blues qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2022 handball

The French handball team qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2022 by beating Denmark (29-30) on Wednesday evening in the last match of the main round. The Blues will face Sweden on Friday for a place in the final.

What a comeback! With their backs to the wall before the match, completely overwhelmed from the start and trailing by 5 goals (27-22) twelve minutes from the end of the match, the French Olympic champions overturned the match to finally win thanks to the throws of 7 meters from Hugo Descat.

While Iceland had done the job earlier in the afternoon, dominating Montenegro (34-24), Guillaume Gille’s men, still confined, were forced to achieve a result against the private Danes in particular of Mikkel Hansen, to invite himself in the last four. They pulled out all the stops.

“It’s enormous ! We were a little caught up in what was at stake at the start of the match, we completely missed our start, especially in defense we took on water and we had nothing to reassure ourselves. But we learn from our mistakes, behind we didn’t give up. We stayed at minus five for a long time, we always believed in it and in the end we were rewarded, ”said Valentin Porte.

First in their group, France will face Sweden in the semi-finals on Friday. The Swedes had deprived the Blues of the world final last year in Egypt.

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