HANDBALL The French team outclassed Slovenia on Sunday in what was the first shock of this world championship

Global 2021: Les Bleues bite into Slovenia and qualify for the main round

Les Bleues du hand beat Slovenia in their second World Cup match on December 5, 2021 in Spain. – Javier Borrego/Shutterstock/SIPA

Always so impressive, these Blue. The French handball players, Olympic champions four months ago & agrave; Tokyo, have upgraded Slovenia (29-18), Sunday, for their first big test of the 2021 World Cup. this second victory, they are already there. guaranteed to compete in the main round.

Two days after a controlled start against Angola (30-20), the players of Olivier Krumbholz were raised. their level by several notches, in particular thanks to & agrave; their defense, around the patroness B & eacute; atrice Edwige, who was totally smothered. the Slovenian rear base, yet sparkling against Mont & eacute; n & eacute; gro.

Be careful; efficiency shooting

& ldquo; We had a very serious, very committed match. defensively. We have really succeeded to implement what we wanted, in particular in the first period & nbsp; & rsquo ;, the selectioner & nbsp; after the match. & nbsp; As for the quarter-finals. & nbsp; Olympic Games & # 8203; against the Netherlands (French victory 32-22), the French quickly took the lead (6-0, 12th), helped by the arrests of Laura Glauser, ; new tenure.

& ldb; & ldquo; This & rsquo; s huge, I don & rt think & rsquo; s ours is already ours arrival. We are super happy, Laura is really in her competition, Cl & eacute; o (Darleux) will gradually enter it. I think the babysitters helped us a lot and we helped them a lot, & rsquo; appreciated; B & eacute; atrice Edwige, after the match. & ldquo; We had counterattack balloons. We also found & eacute; good solutions in attack, even if we lost a few balls. The black point, & ccedil; it remains the efficiency; in shooting, we could have been much more & agrave; the & rsquo; ease & nbsp; & rsquo ;, a nuance & rsquo; the selector, in view of the confrontations & agrave; come to the main round.

& laquo; & nbsp; & Ccedil; a sends a message & nbsp; & raquo;

Because the French are now guaranteed to join the second tower. They will have to finish the work against Mont & eacute; n & eacute; gro on Tuesday evening (8:30 p.m.), in order to arrive with plenty of points for the rest of the competition. & ldquo; I think & ccedil; has sent a message, it & rsquo; s not trivial that we won our first two games of 10 goals. Now we know each other a bit in the international context, I think the other teams also know that we did not come here to sunbathe. Barcelona, ​​but to get something & nbsp; & raquo;, comes the center-half Gr & acirc; ce Zaadi, the best player of the match.