France can now call themselves World Champions after they won an exciting final match against Norway. This makes it the 3rd time in history that France can be crowned the IHF Women’s World Champions.
After three weeks of world-class handball, the winners of the 26th IHF Women’s World Championship have been found. It was France who emerged victorious in the final against Norway.
The final featured excellent matches between the players, exceptional goals, and outstanding atmosphere from the many fans in the Jyske Bank Boxen.
Both teams played fantastically, and there was fierce competition for the gold. In the end, France proved to be stronger than Norway, and when the last seconds of the match ran out, team France could celebrate their victory on the court.
The match ended with the score 31-28 in favor of France, and now they can stand atop the winner’s podium, lift the beautiful trophy, and call themselves World Champions. Norway will settle for the silver and a praiseworthy second place.
The bronze medal match
In the fight for the bronze medal, Denmark and Sweden were set to face each other. Both teams were determined to take home a medal after missing out on a spot in the final and the chance for gold.
Denmark had strong support from the many Danish fans in the Jyske Bank Boxen, who made sure to create a great atmosphere for the Danish team. However, Swedish fans were also spotted throughout the arena, passionately cheering for the Swedish women.
In the first half, Denmark got off to a good start and quickly took the lead. Sweden made a solid effort to stay within reach, and at halftime, the score was 15-18 in favor of Denmark.
The second half proved to be much closer between the two teams. Sweden managed to level the score, and in the final 10 minutes of the match, the teams took turns leading by just one goal.
After 60 intense minutes, the final whistle blew, and the game ended 27-28 in favor of Denmark. Therefore, the Danish women could celebrate victory and take home the bronze medal on home ground in front of thousands of fans.