OSLO SPEKTRUM (Dagbladet): the Norwegian håndballherrer showed that shape intact with a victory against Iceland in oppkjøringskampen to the world cup which starts about a week.
It was a nice game and good experience in front of almost 5,000 people. I have not played a real match in three months, " says Bjarte Myrhol to Dagbladet after a as winter with injuries.
Several Norwegian players stood out in the match in Oslo Spektrum. Sander Sagosen was superb in attack and backwards was linjespillerne Bjarte Myrhol and Magnus Gullerud solid in central defence.Took the blame
In the 2. initially, this was a somewhat special situation where both Myrhol and Gullerud was involved.GOOD: Sander Sagosen and Magnus Gullerud. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix Show more
Dommerparet from Macedonia, ruled the two-minute expulsion to Norway, and pointed towards the Myrhol to signal that he had to leave the field. Instead stretched Gullerud up the hand and showed that it was he who was the real culprit.
the Judges took the protests to follow, changed the decision and gave a penalty to the Gullerud.
- A nice gesture by Gullerud, says Myrhol to the Newspaper.
Gullerud even describes the situation as follows:
- I hit him (islendingen) in the chin. I figured that was what the judges were judged for, and then it was right to tell. It is nice that the judges change the decision. It is not always it happens. Fair play is important, " says Gullerud.
Norway meets the Netherlands and Brazil in the last two matches before the world cup start next Saturday. The experience against Iceland was positive for the Norwegian players.
" It was very positive. We know we can be even better, but we make a good match, " says Myrhol.
Gullerud believes the team will fight for medals in the world cup.
- We shall recreate the feeling from the world cup two years ago. We shall not take any action in advance, but we have a nice group, where everything will probably be decided in the last game against Denmark. I feel we can go all the way, says Germany expert from Skarnes.Sagosen ravaged with the Island Soon as the world cup
Norway is the world cup opening against Tunisia on Friday 11. January. Then follow Saudi Arabia, Austria, Chile and Denmark in the group stage in the Danish Herning.
The best three from the group go on to hovedrunden, where the teams from group C norway (Norwegian group) and D meet. In group D play Sweden, Hungary, Qatar, Egypt, Argentina, and Angola. If Norway is going to hovedrunden, is also played these matches in Herning.
The two best from hovedrunden are ready for the semi-finals in Hamburg 25. January. The final and bronze final will be played in Herning 27. January.Aiming at a abroad after the handball world cup
Norway – Iceland 31-25 (16-14)
Norway: Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Christensen – Lasse Balstad, Sander Sagosen 8, Bjarte Myrhol 5, Henrik Jakobsen, Magnus Fredriksen 2, Hermann Vildalen, Magnus Jøndal 3, Magnus Gullerud, Eivind Tangen 3, Kevin Gulliksen 3, Alexander Blonz, Magnus Abelvik Red 4, Espen Lie Hansen 3.
the top-scorer Iceland: Gisli Thorgeir Kristjansson and Olafur Andres Gudmundsson 4
Penalties: Norway 3 x 2 min., Island 3 x 2 min.
Referees: Gjorgji Nachevski and Nikolov Slave, Macedonia.
Norway meets the Netherlands on Saturday and Brazil on Sunday.Elverums håndballherrer with the long-awaited national CHAMPIONSHIP-gold