Works flawlessly. Even if all is not perfect, France have won as many games as possible to reach the quarter-finals of the Handball World Cup, in a meeting after 8.30 on Wednesday. Will play against Hungary in Hungary. On beIN Sports 1 and TFX in the afternoon.
Ahead of the tournament, doubts were being raised over the Blues’ ability to progress to this stage of the competition. A year after being knocked out in the first round of Euro 2020, they landed in Egypt without a real landmark, with a lot of worry in the trunk after a double-failure against Serbia (a defeat and a draw) failed.
They got off to a bit of a start with convincing victories against Norway and Austria, then soon after against Switzerland and Algeria. Guillaume Gille’s men have been completely reassured if they don’t always have their subject in their game against Iceland, they have outdone Portugal and they have not only retained fond memories, but also at their most Good moments give a sense of empowerment. Hugo Descarte said: “The game against Portugal is good for us now and it bodes well for the future.”
As a result, Michaël Guigou’s teammates are confident and more certain to prepare for the knockout stage, where the slightest mistake is synonymous with knockout, facing Hungary. A team whose only medal (silver) goes back to 1986. Still, the tricolor coach remains skeptical. “She did a lot of great things in recent years,” he recalled, while highlighting her results in Egypt, where she beat Germany, Brazil and Poland.
In its shock to Spain, it gave up key executives to challenge France instead of Norway, giving it a sense of gridlock. “It was their choice,” Guillaume Gill said, recalling that such calculations “seldom pay off in international competitions. I hope we can show them that they were wrong not to play to the end.
Also get a glimpse into the possibility of winning a medal. “We’re in a game-changing moment, Gille revealed. That one will either send us home or let us play two more races for a medal. It’s up to Habs to decide the scales on the right.