Jävla skit! Denmark crash out in World Championship quarter-finals

Christian Wenande
December 13th, 2017

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Swedes pull away in the second half to win 26-23

It always hurts to lose to the blue and yellows (photo: DHF)

It was a straight-up Nordic showdown in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Handball World Championship last night. Unfortunately, Denmark drew the shortest straw.

The Swedes had beaten the Danes handily in a pre-tournament friendly, and that trend continued with a 26-23 Swedish victory last night.

Denmark were only behind by one goal at half-time, but the Swedes turned it up a notch in the second half, leading by six goals with 15 minutes to go.

“It irritates me because I believe that it is a team we can beat. We have enough opportunities, but we had too many shot blocked,” coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen told BT.

“We shoot too early, I think. It’s been a tendency that we haven’t spread our players out well enough so we can get some more shots from the wing.”

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Another quarter exit
Denmark pulled within two goals near the end, but Sweden would not relinquish their lead.

It’s the second World Championship in a row that the Danes have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage.

Meanwhile, the Swedes stay in Germany and move on the semi-finals, where they face a French side that beat Montenegro 25-22 last night.


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