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Critical to the world cup expansion
the Norway - Austria, Monday 17:30

HERNING (Dagbladet): - the world cup should be for the best teams.

It says Sander Sagosen, who was recently named the world's best handball player, to Dagbladet.

Norway meets miniputter such as Saudi Arabia and Chile in the handball world cup and at times tremendous level access on the layers. And to the next world cup in Egypt 2021 widen the tournament with eight teams.

last autumn, certain The international handball federation (IHF) handball world CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2021 runs from 24 to 32 teams. The plan is to have eight groups with four nations in the group stage. Then follows an interregnum, before it ends with the quarter-, semi - and final.

More rest days

According to Dagbladet information, will the changes in the world also mean the following in practice:

Always a day of rest between matches.World cup winners get the max nine games, not ten as now.

Coach Christian Berge is clear that something must happen - but also points out that it should be taken hold on the club level.

- There are very many teams with 32, but at the same time it must also be done something with the Champions League and klubbaktiviteten. It is tough for the players with the demand, " says Christian Berge to the Newspaper.

Isolated from the world cup squad Will avoid the b-nations

Sander Sagosen is used to tough opposition throughout the season, where Paris Saint-Germain compete for titles in France and the Champions League.

I love to play matches that mean something - and preferably not matches against Saudi Arabia. You meet very urytmiske players with moves you've never seen before. It is dangerous, " says Sagosen.

the PSG-pro thinks it's the tough matches that make him better.

I love to play Champions League and tough matches in the league. It is against the best teams, I also perform at my best, " says Sagosen, any time avoid the so-called b-nations in the championships.

Butcher the world cup-the setup Fear for the viewers

According to Danish TV2 it'll be given several places to european teams in the world cup in two years. Probably will the world cup be played over a couple of extra days.

- If it opens for several european teams, so it is positive. The worst thing is if there will be more to jalla-layers, " says Espen Lie Hansen.

Germany-pro Gøran Johannessen is excited about the development.

- I fear it will be worse for the tv-viewers with so many layers. The public will not have matches where someone wins with 20 goals. You always want to ensure that the best is with. Against less håndballnasjoner such as Saudi Arabia, it's to get through the battle with the victory and avoid injuries, " says Johannessen to the Newspaper.

He adds:

- You will not meet players who do not have control on what they do. It creates dangerous situations, " he says.

Norway's standing with four points and the full pot for the two world cup matches.

- Like being hit by a rocket

Norway's matches in the group stage in world cup:

Friday, 11. January: Norway - Tunisia 34-24

Saturday 12. January: Norway - Saudi-Arabia 40-21

on Monday 14. January: Norway - Austria at. 17.30

on Tuesday, 15. January: Norway - Chile at. 18.30

Thursday 17. January: Norway - Denmark kl. 20.30

Norway's opponent with kjempeblemme: - Very embarrassing
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