Handball-WORLD cup will now be the approach of a genuine world star - and another poorer.
France's Håndboldforbund (FFH) communicates thus on its website that Nikola Karabatic has been written into the French WORLD cup squad.
On the other hand it is a serious line in the bill for national coach Didier Dinart, that Karabatic comes at the expense of the strong stregspiller and landsholdsanfører Cedric Sorhaindo.
Sorhaindo was hurt in the one place in France's meeting with Germany on Tuesday evening. Studies have shown, that he must keep at least a three-week break, and thus the tournament ended for the 34-year-old Barcelona player.
Karabatic, who three times has been named the world's best handball player, has seen the first part of the WORLD cup from the sidelines, while he has fought back after surgery in one toe.
- He is ready to play, and everyone knows Nikolas quality and ability to help the team, says Didier Dinart.
France played Tuesday draw 25-25 with Germany in a dramatic match in Berlin, where the French equalized in the last second.
the Goal meant that France maintained the first place in group A with seven points for the four matches. Germany has one point fewer.
Karabatic can get into action for the first time Thursday, where the French meets Russia in the last group match.