LIVE With a perfect record of six wins in six games during the group stages, the French handball players approach the last four of the Euro with full confidence. But their clash against Norway, this Friday (8:30 p.m.), promises to be extremely tight
In full rise in this Euro, Orlane Kanor, here against Germany, will be one of the tricolor assets for the semi-final against Norway. — Robert ATANASOVSKI/AFPRefresh Show highlights only
- Olivier Krumbholz’s France team has been giving us a treat so far in this Euro 2022 with an impressive 6/6 in the first two rounds played at; Skopje (Macedonia).
- The intensity slider will go up a notch this Friday (8:30 p.m.), with the semi-final played at Ljubljana (Slovenia), against the formidable Norwegian selection. This is the remake of the 2021 World Cup final in Spain, when the Scandinavians won it. 29-22.
- To lift the second Euro in their history, our reigning Olympic champions, who were able to turn Wednesday against; Spain (36-23), will notably have to contain the best attack of the tournament, which relies on a complete back line.
Norway France 0-0
Kick-off 8:30 p.m.
9:05 am: And presto, we leave you a little reading around here, with a subject on the frantic pace; major international competitions in handball (Euro, World Cup, Olympic Games), as well as a portrait of the surprising pivot of Les Bleues Pauletta Foppa, all by our eminent colleague Antoine. See you soon friends!
9 am: Hello & all sticky ball lovers! A pleasure to meet you this evening to vibrate in front of a match that we feel coming to the knife, and well as it should. We dare a first shot: sorry; to our thousands of Danish and Montenegrin readers, but this Norway-France has a good face for the final before the hour. On the one hand, we have the reigning world champions (after beating Les Bleues in the final 29-22 last year), who present the best attack of the tournament, with a trio of late Nora Mork-Reistad-Oftedal on their back line. On the other hand, our French handball players, reigning Olympic champions (need we remind you), are absolutely serene. total in the competition so far, with six successes in as many group matches. Between an imperial Cleopatra Darleux in her goal, Orlane Kanor who deposits at; back, and a really well-oiled collective, Olivier Krumbholz seems to have the cards in hand to go for a 67th final with this team (we are hardly exaggerating at “20 Minutes”). Come on, I have a feeling we’re going to have a blast.
» Come join us at; from 8:15 p.m., a little before the kick-off which will take place at 8:30 p.m. Ljubljana (Slovenia).