EDF (M) | France will face Germany in the quarter-finals

The France team now knows its opponent in the quarter-finals of the world championship, which will take place on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. This is Germany.

While the French team secured first place in their group last night, beating Spain (28-26) in the last game of the main round, Guillaume Gille’s men traveled today to Gdansk, where their quarter-final will be held on Wednesday.

And this evening, they have surely watched with attention the match between Germany and Norway, decisive for the classification of group III, which they will face on the second Wednesday evening at the ERGO Arena. Previously, both teams were unbeaten in the competition.

Norway having won (28-26) this evening in Katowice, in a match where Torbjorn Bergerud made the difference in favor of the Scandinavians with his 13 saves, it is therefore Germany that the Blues will face on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

The last time the two selections faced each other was in January 2022 in a behind-closed-doors friendly in preparation for the EHF EURO. And, in Wetzlar, the Germans won by a small goal (35-34). The last four official meetings between France and Germany ended in a difference of one goal, in particular the last, in pools at the Rio Games where the future tricolor gold medalists won by one length ( 30-29). At the 2019 World Cup, France blew the bronze medal from Germany in Herning thanks to a last-second goal from Nikola Karabatic (26-25).

Germany had led a perfect campaign in this world championship until their defeat tonight, notably dominating the Netherlands (33-26) in the main round after beating Serbia (34-33) and Qatar (31 -27) in the preliminary round.

In Gdansk, Kevin Domas

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