Handball France trembles a little before the World Cup final against Denmark.
According to coach Guillaume Gille, Nikola Karabatic is doubtful for Sunday's match, as is Elohim Prandi, who suffered a wrist injury against Sweden in the previous round.
"I can't know what state my foot will be in.
I have two more days to try to recover and play this final” also told the press Karabatic, who is playing his tenth and last World Cup at the age of 38.
Prandi did not take the ball in his hands
The left-back was on the scoresheet for the semi-final against Sweden on Saturday (31-26) but did not play.
He had only played the first twenty minutes of the quarter against Germany (35-28) on Wednesday after missing the two previous meetings.
To the left of the back base, Thibaud Briet forfeited him against Sweden, injured in the right hand, a match in which Elohim Prandi was hit in the right wrist.
“(Prandi) did not take the ball in his hands.
We know that this morning (Saturday) it was a little better, it's rather reassuring but it's the ground and the training that will allow us to assess where he is and his participation tomorrow in the final. Gilles.
100% Lagarde… and that's it
“There is no more alert and always the same worries” at the level of the infirmary, added the coach, expanding to the Briet and Nikola Karabatic cases.
The Blues, who only have Romain Lagarde, who has been playing starved lately, as a left-back at 100% capacity, will train at the end of the day but not at the Tele 2 Arena.
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