Direct Report · Follow Sweden-Japan in the Handball World Cup


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How did the team perform at the 2017 World Cup? Sweden for the first time won games for the medals in a World Cup, but fell in the semi-finals against France and then lost the bronze match against the Netherlands. A Netherlands that beat Japan in the eighth quarter, but only after an extension.

Previous meetings: Sweden has three wins and one loss over time against Japan. It is almost 19 years since the nations last met. Then - in January 2001 - the national team met three times in five days.

The situation in the Swedish squad: No injuries or illnesses to report.

What to expect later in the World Cup? On Thursday, Sweden will play Argentina and on Friday the first group game against Russia will end. A possible intermediate round starts on Sunday and there are three matches waiting for teams from group C.

Best goal in each team, Sweden: Linn Blohm (middle sex) and Anna Lagerquist (middle sex), 8 goals. Japan: Mana Ohyama (mid nine), 11 goals.

What: Third match in Group D of the Handball World Cup.

Where: Park Dome, Kumamoto, Japan.

When: Tuesday, departure at 11.30 (Swedish time).


SVT · Petter Öhrling

7 min08.17

Hey! Here we will report directly from the match between Sweden and Japan in the Handball World Cup. The match starts at 11.30.

SVT · Petter Öhrling