[Mis à jour le 29 janvier 2023 à 22h46] A clear round and a big disappointment in the final. At the end of a 2023 World Cup marked by a succession of victories, the France team lost in the final this Sunday, against Denmark. No seventh world title for the Blues therefore. The French lost to the Danes (29-34) who for their part achieved a historic hat-trick by winning a third consecutive coronation.
After a complicated start to the match, Karabatic and his team saw the gap increase to +5 for the Danes in the first quarter of an hour. The World Cup final seemed better on board when the Blues joined the locker room, a short distance from their opponents (15-16), after a burst of saving pride. If the second half will have been much more contested, the French team will never have managed to pick up the score, or even to equalize. A remarkable offensive efficiency of the Danes and a missed French penalty at the end of the match finally sounded the death knell three minutes from the end.
In the match for the Bronze medal, Spain for its part overcame Sweden (39-36) and therefore finished on the third step of the classification of this World Cup 2023.
Handball World Cup results
Here are the results of the French team and the other nations during this handball world championship which was played from January 11 to 29. After the main round, the final phase ended on Sunday with the victory of Denmark.
What are the groups of the World Handball Championship?
Here are the rankings of the four main round groups that determined the final phase of the World Handball Championship. As in the preliminary round, the Blues will have achieved a faultless.
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The 18 French for the World Cup
Here is the list of players from the France team who were called up by Guillaume Gille for this Handball World Cup, including the inexhaustible Nikola Karabatic. The Blues finish with the silver medal.
- Guardians (3): Bolzinger, Desbonnet, Gerard.
- Left wingers (2): Grebille, Nahi.
- Left backs (4): Briet, N. Karabatic, Lagarde, E. Prandi.
- Center half (2): K. Mahé, Remili.
- Right backs (2): Mem, Mr. Richardson.
- Right wingers (2): Y.Lenne, Porte.
- Pivots (3): Fabregas, L. Karabatic (cap.), Tournat.