Are they people into Handball ? World Cup kick off now !!!!

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  1. kerozene74

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    Are there some of you into handball ? Maybe some of us europeans will foolow the world cup (I particulary thinking about swedes, german and eastern europeans) and maybe some americans wants to know a little more about this amazingly fun sport !

    World cup in qatar start now a 6:40 PM Europe Time with the game between Qatar and Brazil.

    I think France its the favorite alongside with some scandinavians and balkans country.

    Discuss
     
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    Group A
    Qatar-Brazil-Spain-Belarus-Slovenia-Chili
    Group B
    Bosnia-Iran-Macedonia-Tunisia-Croatia-Austria
    Group C
    France-Sweden-Algeria-Egypt-Tcheq Republic-Iceland
    Group D
    Russia-Saudi Arabia-Poland-Germany-Danmark-Argentina

    Firts 4 Of every Group Goes To Play Offs.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that English is not your first language, TS?

    On topic, I've always had fun the few times I played handball. That said, I am not itching to watch it. Seems like it may be a little boring, but different strokes for different folks yanaimean, brah?
     
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    No Indeed, French is.

    Handball fun to play, fun to watch IMO. Probably the most "quick-paced" ball game after BasketBall for me.

    For the first game, the contest between two low-ranked team Qatar and Brazil give us a fun scrap giving the victory to the Host of the competition by a 5 goals margin with a final result of 28-23.
    Bosnian Descent goalkeeper from Qatar Daniel Savic was the man of the match with more than 15 stops.

    10 games tomorrow !
     
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    Handball is awesome. Very physical sport.
     
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    What's your expectations for the Danish team for this tournament ?

    Mikkel Hansen used to be(is?) the best handball player on the planet !!
     
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    100% I could become a professional handball player in 2 months if I tried.
     
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    So try it
     
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    J'ai d
     
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    I enjoy watching the World, EU and Olympic championships, but other than that, I wouldn't call myself a big follower. Still, I do pay close attention when watch it.

    That being said, I think Denmark has a decent shot, but it's too early to tell. Also, I believe this is the first big tournament with the new coach after Wilbeck(ATG trainer) left, so there is that.

    Mikkel Hansen is still one of the best in the world, if not THE best, no worries :D

    What I like about Handball is it's a proper physical sport. What I mean by that, they don't fall like they were shot, like some Football players. They are allowed to push, shove and use force, unlike Basketball and they set a constant high pace, with nonstop action, unlike the NFL. It's always entertaining watching Handball and they are skilled as hell. Big guys too.
     
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    Alright !
    Danmark play VS Argentina tomorrow at 7 I think its a walk in the park for them in a "easy" group....They will fight with germany for the 1st place but Saudi, russia, poland and argentina are just sparring partners IMO.

    I agree with you on the physical aspect of the sport and also its very fun, the rythme never stop you can also have a lot of suspense going if the score is Tie with just fews seconds to go(Like in the NBA).
    And also as a pretty confidential sport, you don't have any douchebags in the bar or at work bragging nonsense about it like they do here for football(soccer) and rugby.
    You only speak with speccialist and afficionados.
     
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    Friday's results :

    Egypt 34 Algeria 20
    France 30 Chech 27
    Sweden 24 Iceland 16

    Spain 38 Belarus 33
    Slovenia 36 Chile 23

    Macedonia 33 Tunisia 25
    Croatia 32 Austria 30
    Bosnia 30 Iran 25

    Russia 21 Saudi 17
    Germany 29 Poland 26
    Danmark 24 Argentina 24

    No real surpises except the draw between Argentina and Danmark, all the favorites won their games.
    Nice performances by Macedonia, Slovenia and Egypt.

    6 Games Today.
     
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    What are your credentials as a team handball player!? I give Jarryd Hayne a better chance of being an NFL player than you being a pro handball player, unless you provide some credentials.
     
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    Auger38, B-level athlete. Pleasure to meet you.
     
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    Yeah, if this guy is such a great team handball player and handball is so easy to play how come he did not field a Canadian team for the handball world cup!
     
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    Brock Lesnar is a better team handball player than you are.
     
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    Lol at the russian losing today by just one goal (26-25) versus Poland after leading by two goals during all the game.....

    Saturday :
    Belarus 29 Slovenia 34
    Brazil 27 Spain 29
    Chile 20 Qatar 27

    Iran 31 Macedonia 33
    Tunisia 25 Croatia 28
    Austria 23 Bosnia 21

    Sunday :
    Iceland 32 Algeria 24
    Egypt 24 France 28
    Check 22 Sweden 36

    Germany 27 Russia 26
    Argentina 23 Poland 24
    Saudi 18 Denmark 38
     
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