Well, Croatia’s handball team held serve against the United States and Morocco after a disastrous defeat against Egypt to start their 2023 World Championship campaign. The Cowboys easily took care of business against Morocco Tuesday night, winning 36-24, to wrap up the preliminary group stage where they posted a 2-1 record.
Now Croatia will take two points into the Main Round where they will first face 2-time defending world champions, Denmark, on Thursday. This is basically a must-win game for Croatia to continue the tournament as only the top two teams in this round make the quarterfinals. Egypt already have a 2-point advantage on the Cowboys and the head-to-head tiebreaker. Croatia basically has to play perfect handball against Denmark to have a chance as they are expected to beat Belgium and Bahrain in the final two group stage matches.
Let’s see what happens Thursday. No expectations here to beat mighty Denmark. The match starts at 230PM (ET).
Our handball team has turned into our Basketball ball national team sad to watch.
Agree with you, we are no longer a powerhouse in handball and have been on a downward slide for some time. Missed the last Olympics in Tokyo and looks like we will miss the next Olympics in Paris as well. We need to make the Qtr. Finals at this World Cup to participate in the qualifying for the next Olympics. To have any chance we need to beat Denmark today by a margin of 10 goals. This will not happen. A win by less than 10 goals over Denmark will mean that we will rely on Egypt to beat Denmark when they meet. In other words, the odds of us making the QF are pretty slim.
We have owned Denmark in footy last few years,
let’s hope for a big win here