Jean-Baptiste Sarrazin 8:09 p.m., January 12, 2023

The Blues of Nikola Karabatic started their World Handball Championships in Poland perfectly by beating the host country (26-24).

A World Cup to follow every evening in "Europe 1 Sport", from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dates, times and broadcast channels, here is the information you need to know to follow the course of the Blues.

Led by their historic leader Nikola Karabatic, the France team will be a contender for the world title on the occasion of the Handball World Cup co-organized by Poland and Sweden, a World Cup to be experienced on Europe 1, official radio of the competition and every evening on the 

Europe 1 Sport program 

from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

The Blues have successfully entered the competition after their victory on Wednesday evening against one of the two host countries, Poland (26-24).

A first victory in front of hens against one of the direct competitors for the qualifications for the next round.

Here is the calendar of the next deadlines of the Blues.


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The calendar of the French team

In this group stage, France is playing in Group B. A group made up of Poland, Slovenia and Saudi Arabia.

Les Bleus' next match will be against the weakest opponent on paper, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday January 14 at 6 p.m.

Finally, the Blues will face Slovenia on Monday January 16 at 6 p.m. in their last match of these group stages.

France will qualify for the main round if they finish in the top three of the group.

The Blues would then find themselves in a pool of six and play against the top three teams in Pool A on 18, 20 and 22 January.

The top two from each main round group will advance to the final stage.

The quarter-finals will take place on Wednesday January 25, 

Dates of the matches of the Blues


Group stages: 

Saturday January 14 at 6 p.m.: France - Saudi Arabia (on BeIn Sports 1)

Monday January 16 at 6 p.m.: Slovenia - France (on BeIn Sports 1)

Main round:

Wednesday January 18, Friday January 20 and Sunday January 22, times to be defined. 

Final stages: 

Quarter-finals: Wednesday 25 January

Semi-final: Friday January 27

Final: Sunday January 29


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Where to watch the matches of the Blues?

All the meetings of the French team are to be seen on the

Europe 1 Sport program 

(every evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).

As far as television broadcasters are concerned, BeIN Sports has all the matches of the Blues.

For handball enthusiasts, five matches will still be broadcast live and unencrypted on the TF1 Group channels: the opening match France - Poland (already played), a main round match and then the quarter-final , the semi-final and the final in the event that the French team reaches these stages of the competition.

Europe 1 is the official radio station for these World Handball Championships.

A handball page is therefore to be found for this purpose each evening in 

Europe 1 Sport, 

from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Summaries of France's matches can also be found on the website.