A decisive shock. The France team finds, this Wednesday evening, Denmark at Euro 2022 handball with the mission of qualifying for the semi-finals. And the Blues will be sure to reach the last four if they do not bow to the Danish double world champions in title.
The future of the Habs in the competition was considerably darkened after the defeat conceded this weekend against Iceland (21-29). But he got away with the big victory on Monday against Montenegro (36-27), added to the setback conceded by the Icelanders against Croatia.
While a success for Iceland would have forced Valentin Porte’s teammates to win with no less than seven goals to climb into the last four, a victory or even a draw will be enough for the Blues to clinch their ticket for the last square. They may even be qualified before the match if the Icelanders do not win in the afternoon against Montenegro.
But one thing is certain, the Danes, who surely did not digest their setback five months ago in the final of the Tokyo Olympics, will enter the field with the desire to take their revenge, even if they are already qualified. “I think that after the final of the Olympic Games, they don’t want to give a gift and that’s normal,” assured Nikola Karabatic. “We will have to be ready from the start, until the end, launched Karl Konan for his part. The slightest mistakes will be fatal, but we are made for that. We only want to play our luck to the end.
France qualified for the semi-finals if…
– France win or draw against Denmark
– France loses against Denmark and Iceland does not beat Montenegro