The Spanish men's handball team will start this Thursday (8:30 p.m. / Teledeporte) the 'Main Round' of the World Cup that is being played in Egypt with an always tense and demanding duel like the one that will measure Germany, with the addition of putting into play two key points for the goal of being in the quarterfinals.
Spain has fulfilled its first mission, to overcome the first group, and now, with three points in its locker, it will try to head towards the first crosses.
In this second phase, only the best two will continue, with what appears to be vital a victory against the Germans, who start with two in a round where Hungary starts with that small advantage of starting with four.
The New Capital Sports Hall in Cairo will witness a clash of maximum intensity between two teams used to seeing each other in recent years at the start of a 'Main Round' to which the double champion of Europe arrives without having yet deployed her best handball , although with the reinforcement of the optimal victory in the closing of this Tuesday against Tunisia (36-30) to remain undefeated after debuting with a setback in the form of a tie at 29 against Brazil and winning with much work (26-27) to Poland.
In search of continuing to grow, Germany's will undoubtedly be his first major test despite the fact that his rival is not competing with his best possible team since key players such as
, European champions with Kiel against him Barcelona in December, they are not in this World Cup, the first three after giving up the contest due to the coronavirus.
These casualties somewhat reduce their offensive potential, now enshrined in their good wingers (
) or in their ability to always find powerful pitchers like
In addition, it has a good and veteran goal (
come with a game in their legs after not playing against Cape Verde and with the defeat in the last game against Hungary because of a goal in the last minute
Protected in their traditional powerful physique, they will seek to turn their tough 6-0 into a 'torture' that will require the best version of the wide tactical wealth that the 'Hispanics' possess.
They must be patient and avoid losses that allow a rival to run, who will take great pains to force them to collide with his wall or to try to knock him down from afar, knowing that this is where a combination that makes up for the lack of intelligence can suffer the most. a 'big arm', as evidenced by the 14/40 from 9 meters signed in the first phase, where the game with the pivot and the wingers, and the counterattack have been the weapons.
Germans and Spaniards will raise their confrontations to 66, 34 with victory of the current double champion of Europe, among them in the last one by 33-26 in the last continental round.
In the 2019 World Cup, on the other hand, German victory by 31-30.
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