EM opener against Belarus: Germany’s handball players win thanks to a strong second half


Germany’s experienced circle player is happy: Patrick Wiencek and the German handball team win against Belarus.
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First a nervous start and many problems in the circle, then a successful comeback after the break: Germany’s handball players started the European Championship tournament with a win. The veterans were particularly convincing against Belarus.

DGermany’s handball players got off to a successful start at the European Championships. The team of national coach Alfred Gislason defeated the WM-17. Belarus at the start of the tournament 33:29 (17:18) and collected two important points in the preliminary round group D in the fight for the two main round tickets.

The best German throwers in front of 1291 spectators in the Ondreja Nepelu Arena in Bratislava were Kai Häfner and Marcel Schiller with eight goals.

The next opponent of the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) is Austria on Sunday (6 p.m., live on ARD and in the FAZ live ticker for the European Handball Championship), the preliminary round ends on Tuesday (6 p.m. on ZDF and also in the FAZ live ticker for handball championship) against Poland. The first two teams qualify for the next phase of the tournament.

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