The German handball players hardly have a chance of making it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Egypt.

Due to the 28:32 (13:16) defeat against European champions Spain in the first main round match on Thursday evening in Cairo, the team of national coach Alfred Gislason no longer has the leap into the knockout round in their own hands.

In view of now 2: 4 points, the DHB selection must win their next two main round games against Brazil on Saturday and Poland on Monday and at the same time hope for help in order to maintain the minimum chance. The best thrower of the German team was Timo Kastening with seven hits.