Denmark, one of the favorites of the Euro handball, came closer to the semi-finals of the competition after their victory over Croatia on Saturday (27-25), taking advantage of the heavy defeat of the Blues earlier facing Iceland (29-21).
The Danes are now alone at the top of the first group, with six points.
Danish Mikkel Hansen scores on a 7m throw against Croatia in the main round of the Euro-3108, on 22 January 2022 in Budapest (AFP – Attila KISBENEDEK) Led by the Hansen-Emil Jakobsen pair, 09 goals between them, they thus take a good option for qualification before facing the Netherlands on Monday and the France on Wednesday.
The Blues suffered the wrath of the Icelanders, who thanks to a particularly favorable goal average, pre ntain second place in the group with four points.
Earlier in the day, the Netherlands, deprived of their coach Erlingur Richardsson, positive for covid like six other players, managed a good performance by defeating Montenegro (32-29), so far in great shape and winner of Croatia (32-26) in the last match.
The Dutch relied in particular on their goalkeeper Thijs van Leeuwen, designer by profession, called in reinforcement and only arrived on Friday, but who was simply elected man of the match thanks to his 14 parries.
The guardian’s joy Dutch goalkeeper Thijs van Leeuwen, congratulated by his teammates, after the victory, 32-30 against Montenegro, in the main round of the Euro, the 22 January 2022 in Budapest (AFP – ATTILA KISBENEDEK)A great story for the goalkeeper of 34 years old who jumped into the arms of his teammates after the meeting.
On Sunday, Spain can definitely validate their ticket for the semi-finals in the event of a success over Norway (21h29), second with 4 points. Sweden, who challenge Germany at 17h00, can also stay in the race. The bottom two, Poland (0 points) and Russia (2 points) face each other at 15h25.