Handbalsters beat France at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS after a clever comeback


Handbalsters beat France at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS after a clever comeback

The Dutch handbalsters have Thursday the third groepsduel at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in the Swedish Kristianstad after a handsome comeback with a 18-17 win of France.

Orange was already sure of the next round. Also France and Germany to go further in the tournament. Poland is turned off.

The victory gave the team of coach Helle Thomsen significant points for the hoofdronde, that Saturday begins. Spain, Serbia and Sweden are the opponents and the game is a place in the semi-finals.

With the victory over France names the handbalsters revenge for the lost semi-final at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, when the French with a 24-23 win.


Orange looked against France for a long time against a deficit of five goals, but stronger is handsome back in the match. With ten minutes to go came the handbalsters the lead through Estavana Polman, but France gave themselves not yet won and made equal.

The decisive goal came just before time of Maura Visser, after Nycke Groot a major role was played in the comeback. Keepster Tess Wester manifested itself in the final stage, with crucial saves.

Orange lost the first game surprisingly with 27-30 of Germany. Tuesday revancheerden the handbalsters with earnings in Poland: 30-21.

The best-ever performance of Orange at a european CHAMPIONSHIP was a seventh place. Last year at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Denmark, the Netherlands was handsome second and on the Play last summer in Rio de Janeiro, the team finished fourth.

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