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WORLD cup 15: the King died, leaving 45 children and a team in chaos

HERNING, denmark (Ekstra Bladet): If you belong to those who think it in length being slightly halvkedeligt to see battles where one team leads 22-4 at the break, and in the next encounter is in front of 14-2 after 17 minutes, then there is only one thing to say:

Keep yourself far away from Denmark's match against Saudi Arabia on Monday night!

Styrkeforskellen between the teams will become even more pronounced than has been the case in the overkørslerne of Chile and Tunisia.

However, there was big drama when Denmark finally met with the saudis at the WORLD cup in Qatar four years ago. Not ON the line, Gudmundur Gudmundssons troops won comfortably with 38-18 in a game where the biggest risk was that the people on the bench should yawn the jaws full of led.

But before the showdown, there was uproar.

The German ex-star and tv expert Stefan Kretzschmar came an afternoon stæsende home from the golf course, where the tattooed wing had heard the rumor that the saudis would not stand up to fight against Germany the same evening.

a Few days before king Abdullah died after a bad round of pneumonia, despite an active life under the covers, according to The Guardians recount had brought the custody of no fewer than 15 sons and 30 daughters bred with at least 30 women.

Saudi Arabia declared national mourning and sørgetid with the cancellation of all sports and cultural events, and therefore sat the saudi håndboldspillere at a luxury hotel in Doha with my bags packed on the way to leave the WORLD and go home to Saudi Arabia.

René Toft Hansen has a good hold in the Hisham Alobaidi during the WORLD cup showdown, which never had been played on the grounds of the king's death. Photo: Lars Poulsen
IHF threatened, of course, with bonfires and fire, and there was next in the huj and hastily concluded an arab compromise, so the mourning did not apply outside Saudi Arabia's borders.

- We got to know we wasn't going to play, and then was given the message that we were going to play anyway and take part in the two matches next week in the Presidents Cup, explained Hisham Alobaidi for the Extra Magazine at the time.

The saudi arabian national football team elected two and a half years later NOT to participate in a minute of silence before a WORLD cup qualifier in the australian Adelaide on the grounds that it was not a part of the arab culture to honor the deceased. Mindestunden was in honor of the victims of the terror at London Bridge, and numerous subsequent knivdrab.

But Hisham Alobaidi and teammates participated actually in a minute's silence before the håndboldlandskampen against Germany at the Lusail Sports Arena in Qatar, played a fight – and asked, as you know, also up to Denmark.

Saudi Arabia regretted later behavior during the stoking and apologized officially.

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