Kumamoto (dpa) - Germany's women's handball women may before the conclusion of the World Cup main round against record European champion Norway this Wednesday (12.30 clock) continue to dream of the Olympics and the first World Cup semi-final for twelve years.

The team is already in seventh place in Japan, securing the ticket to one of three qualification tournaments for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. But there is much more possible. The constellation in Group I, where in case of equality of two or more teams the direct comparison counts:

Germany reaches the semi-finals ...

- in a victory against Norway

- in a draw against Norway, if at the same time Serbia does not win against Denmark

- in a defeat against Norway, if at the same time Serbia loses against Denmark and the Netherlands does not win against South Korea

Germany achieves at least the match for fifth place and thus the secure qualification for the Olympic bid in March 2020 ...

- in a draw against Norway

- in a defeat against Norway, if at the same time Serbia loses against Denmark

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