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It just started recently, are some of your countrymen in this tournament? I think my country has a good streak so far, but they are not in the best of forms I should say. But I do have high hopes for them.
Discuss the current ongoing handball world cup.
I was about to make this thread (more general though, as handball doesn't have a single thread here lol) , but no one gave a sh!t about handball
We failed against Brazil (technically a worse team), but we still can get to r2... I hate our group :/
Qatar and Chile have it really hard in your group, it's kinda obvious who will get to round 2 there.
Wow, glad you are following handball Hardy! I agree it falls in the shadow due to other sports.
I do guess you can beat Tunisia? And you were in the third pot, quite a good seed, Germany and France may top that one, but Germans are not what they used to be when they were world champions and all.
Well, I do suppose that our 5th place in the last euro got us a good seed to start with however Denmark is the clear winner of our group, but I think we do have a shot against Iceland and Russia considering they are not in their best days as well. I fear Russia more than Iceland though, we generally have a sort of handball feud with Iceland, so we know them well, this current Russian team is a mystery to me.
We should win against Tunisia (or one of the top 2) and hope that Brazil doesn't win another match.
I think something like this will happen:
Group A France Germany Tunisia Argentina Montenegro Brazil (of course I want my team in )
Group B Denmark Macedonia Rusia Iceland Chile Qatar
Group C Slovenia Serbia Poland Belarus Korea Arabia
Group D Spain Croatia Hungary Algeria Egypt Australia
Well, I do think France and Denmark are favorites here, though do not count out Croatia and Spain. I do think that medals will go somewhere between them.
I hope that our top player Kiril Lazarov grabs the top scorer title as he has done previously, he holds the TOP SCORER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WC with 92 goals, doubt that will be repeated though.
Watching Argentina-Germany right now, 13-17... We are doing kinda well, butwe're depending too much on Simonet and our defense is sucking u.u
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Omg their keeper is owning us
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Omg we're doing a come back...
What a goal by Seba Simonet.
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K, we got owned.
Funny though, that playing so bad (really, we could have done waaay better, especially in defense) we were so close. It's a pity.
Iceland's keeper owned us as well, wow what a bad match, to think that our goalkeeper was on par with him, but sadly our attack could not do much. Damn, we have to start being more aggressive in the attack otherwise we are scared to even fire a shot and wait till the very end of the attack.
Btw, hardy, your team still has hope for the second round, as I said Tunisia.
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Tie .. meh, though we should be happy as Russia was leading for most of the match, I just hope that those two mistakes by Manaskov were not there, we could have gotten the lead. Oh well, I do hope things turn out well and we avoid France in the next stage.
Wow, France completely destroyed us. After 2 friendly matches with them before the WC (and after barely losing against Germany playing bad), I thought that we could have a chance against them...
Yup, as you said, Tunisia is our big match. I don't have much hope but still, Go Argentina
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K, we made a lot of mistakes, they defended amazingly...
WC ended for me
Damn, I just checked yesterday or something that Tunisia actually bear Germany. O_O They are a strong contender it seems, beating Germany is no easy feat.
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Meh, the Germans are on fire, they maybe actually turn out to be favorites here, even though they were expected a good performance, but nothing special, I guess. Now it seems they have gone favorites, with both France and Spain loosing, I am doubting their performance here as well, Croatia can cause some damage as well. It will be fun until the end.
Damn, Spain owned the finals... they totally deserve the to be world champions (damn locals ).
We made a less than decent perfomance... but meh, we're still developing, there's nothing we can really do
Sick final, wow, I never expected something like this. I know people were giving Spain the upper hand since the very beginning, but I never thought they would own this much. And Denmark had a more easy run to the finals, so maybe that is the case? I have not seen a team dominate this much ... O_O