In the case of big Handball tournaments since 2018, a technical innovation: the Trainer will need to press on the Buzzer to request a time-out; basically, it's like a quiz show. On Tuesday evening in the preliminary round game between the host Germany and defending champion France (25:25) failed the technique, however, and the Old-School variant was used: the good old Green card. As a Christian Prokop submitted this, panic wide. The competent man from the competition court whistle the soul from the body, in order to make the referee on the concerns of the national coach's attention. The only Problem was that his whistles were under the pressure of 13.500 spectators completely.
Yes, it was loud in the Arena at the Ostbahnhof – so extremely noisy, as is the case with any other of the three main round games before. So extremely loud, as it had wanted the national players in all of the Interviews before the tournament start. So damn loud, that the team had carried away, and the world champion from France, a point declined. "The Fans have made in a party mood in a home world Cup, that was terrific", said DHB Vice President Bob Hanning, on the Morning after. The players, all of whom are experienced professionals, who know the great halls of the world and the daily adrenaline rush, and were very impressed by the scenery. Goalkeeper Andreas Wolff, for example, was so upset that he ran until about four o'clock in the night.
As an additional field player
the Power of The crowd – she has a priceless great importance in Handball. In no other sports, the home advantage is worth so much. The old rule of thumb is: Who wants to defeat the hosts with a one goal difference, you do well to be for safety's sake, five goals better. The pressure from the outside, the whistles, and chants, Gestures and outburst of the Fans – take a demonstrable impact on some small decision by the referee, the decide in case of doubt, rather for the host. The 13,500 people in Berlin – you may feel like the much-quoted additional field player. In a number of situations, a request that the national players before the kick-off is explicitly expressed and brought about on Tuesday night, all of the Seats.
The truth was also that the German Annex had to leave a little bit of help on the jumps, Hanning, swore the Fans a few minutes before the kick-off once again over the hall speakers. Before the return of the Füchse Berlin, the city was irrelevant as a football site in just two decades; a proven specialist audience, as it is known from Kiel, Magdeburg or Flensburg, could not be expected from the outset. Measured have exceeded the Fans now.More about
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And the good news from the German point of view: it gets even better. On Saturday, when the main round begins in Cologne, Germany, are still sitting just under 6000 people in the hall. The venue in Cologne holds 19,000 visitors.