European Handball Championship today
Germany and Sweden open the final day of the European Handball Championship today at 3 pm with a match for third place and the Olympic ticket. Ivan Bavišević and Milos Raznatović will be referees. The final match of the European Handball Championship will take place at 5:45 pm, where France and Denmark will compete for the title under the supervision of Spanish referees Andrew Marin and Ignacio Garcia.
Broadcast on TV and live broadcast
The European Handball Championships broadcast on television have so far achieved good ratings: Germany's matches were watched by more than 7 million viewers on television, and more recently the number of viewers of the semi-final matches reached 9.69 million, and today the struggle for the Olympics can reach To 10 million. He falls.
The second semi-final, which was also broadcast on free-to-air TV by ZDF, was also in the top 10 of the day's rankings on Friday. Both European Handball Championship matches can also be watched on TV on Sunday. This time on ARD, which also offers a free live broadcast. Dyn subscribers can also follow the matches there live.
On Sunday, the ARD channel will show a documentary about Andreas Wolff, starting at 2:10 p.m., then the confrontation between Germany and Sweden for third place and a ticket to the Olympics, then the European Handball Championship final between France and Denmark, live.
» TV ratings for the European Handball Championship
European Handball Championship – today at 3 pm: match for third place, Germany – Sweden
European Handball Championship: third place match
On the one hand, the lost repetition of the golden dream of 2016 or the winter fairy tale of 2007, and on the other hand, the shattered dream of successfully defending the European Handball Championship title: the third-place match between Germany and Sweden looks like a tragedy at first glance. But this is not true, because there is more to win for both teams than just a medal.
“It will be big for the team. Then we will qualify for the Olympics,” said Alfred Gislason, the national team coach, referring to the place match against the deposed European champion, who could also book his ticket to the Summer Games in Paris. With the win. “Finishing the tournament with a bronze medal would be great,” Gislason said.
The German national team dealt with its defeat in the semi-finals on Saturday. Full focus on Sweden and the recent appearance at the European Handball Championships – the goal, in addition to the Olympics, is also the first medal since 2016 and a bye with a victory. As for Andreas Wolff, the goalkeeper said: “It's time to beat a team like this again. I'm looking forward to a strong match against an absolutely world-class team.”
Andreas Paljka explained that the Swedes will go into the match for third place in the European Handball Championship with great motivation despite a very bitter last-second exit to Olympic champions France. The Swedish goalkeeper said, “I'm not worried about our behavior. We will be prepared and do everything we can to win.”
» Live broadcast of the European Handball Championship third place match: Germany – Sweden
What are the Olympic Games all about?
At the European Handball Championship, a direct ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be awarded. Since the finalists – France as hosts and Denmark as world champions – have already secured their place, the continental ticket goes to third place in the tournament.
Therefore, the match for third place acquires special importance. The loser gets a second chance in one of the three qualifying tournaments to obtain a place in the Olympic handball tournament. After Egypt obtained the ticket to qualify for Africa, it became clear that one of the two tickets was at stake to obtain fourth place in the European Championship against Croatia, Austria and Algeria.
» More about Olympic qualification in handball
European Handball Championship – Today at 5.45 pm: France – Denmark final
European Handball Championship: Final
World champions against Olympic champions, stars here and there, in addition to 20,000 spectators in the Lanxess Arena: a real spectacle awaits handball fans at the end of the European Handball Championship in Germany. It is difficult to identify a clear favorite ahead of the match between World Cup champions Denmark and record world champions France.
“I'm really looking forward to the final match and I hope the 20,000 spectators are allotted for us,” said Danish player Matthias. “We want to become European champions here, but to do that we have to play against the French at the highest level ever.” Gidsel from Füchse Berlin ahead of the new edition of last year's World Cup final.
In Stockholm last year, the Danes were ahead. However, Nikolai Jacobsen's side are enduring a drought at the European Handball Championship; The Danes, who have won three World Cups in a row, have not been on the European throne since 2012. That must change now in Cologne.
Of course, the French have something against that, especially one person: Nikola Karabatic. The star is playing his last and eleventh (!) European Championship in Germany and wants to crown his farewell tour with the fourth European Championship title in his glorious career. The 39-year-old said: “We have our chance, but we have to be at our best, collectively and individually, perhaps to beat Denmark.”
Highlights of the European Handball Championship semi-finals on video
Martim Costa remains top scorer even after eight days of matches at the European Handball Championship. However, the Portuguese Championship ends after the main round. Behind them, Juri Knorr, Deka Mem and Matthias Guedsel, there are three players who could go a long way at the top on Sunday.
» Top 30 scorers in the European Handball Championship
Player of the match
In all matches of the European Handball Championship, one player is named 'Player of the Match' – an honor linked to a donation to water and sanitation projects in Malawi. On the first of the last two days, two goalkeepers, Klemen Verlin (Slovenia) and Andreas Palica (Sweden), received an award. In the semi-final against Denmark, German talent Reinar Oskens played well in the absence of Kai Hafner and was honored.
» “Players of the Match” in the European Handball Championship
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