World Handball Championship: the Experts' Triumphal Tour

Online Desk | January 27,2017 | 12:54 pm

The French team, which defends its title Sunday in Paris, in the final of its World Cup, met an unprecedented fervor for his discipline during the tournament.

The tour ends, the party is soon over. A final performance, Sunday 29 January at 5:30 pm at the AccorHotels Arena, new name of the Palais omnisports Paris-Bercy (POPB), and we can turn the lights on. The French handball team rises for the ninth and final time on stage before an already conquered audience for the final of its world championship, after its victory (31-25) against Slovenia on Thursday night. Whether facing Norway or Croatia, opposed in the semi-finals on Friday night, no one imagines him stumbling in this epilogue.

Over the past decade, the Karabatic, Omeyer, Narcisse, Guigou and Abalo generations have been named to the four corners of the globe: Switzerland, China, Croatia, Austria, Sweden, England, Denmark, Qatar ... To keep the title acquired two years ago in Doha, but since France at the end of 2011 obtained the right to organize the 2017 World Cup, things are clear: this sacrement scheduled in Paris will not be like the others, And will offer the hand tricolor, already five-time world champion, far more than a sixth star on the jersey.

One can regret the absence of epic matches - except for the quarter-final against Sweden (33-30) - to consider that the Blues are too strong for the competition, to judge that the succession of titles banalizes them. We can see that the enthusiasm is, of course, incomparable with the Euro football organized last summer in the Hexagon. No matter, the bet is already successful for French handball, which will have experienced an exhibition

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