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World-class little help: Good that Norway bust out

IT is possible we should think more about the thousands of norwegians who will soon go to Paris to see a world cup play-off without the Uk, but honestly:

For international handball, it is good that Norway is now probably bust out of the medaljekampen.

Different go it is hardly possible to see it after we have won six out of the seven last Europamesterskapene. In the long run will the such dominance prey on the interest for the sport, and it destroys most of the who really cares.

for us.

for YEARS has the great feature of the Norwegian sponsors of the floors, walls and won in håndballhaller around the world, been a clear sign of the problem of interest for this sport. Well have the Norwegian economy has been good in this period, but not as good. There is no other reason that the international arenas has been tapetsert with the Norwegian advertising, than that our share of this sportsmarkedet have been artificially high.

On the way, kvinnehåndballen change. It helped the mood around the annual championships that last year's world cup ended with a French victory over Norway in the final. A medaljekamp in EM without us, provides the possibility of further progress.

it's as simple As that seen with foreign eyes.

Damages, lament and a disappointing weak layers

AND there is not much worse set of our. At least not after the two matches in the mellomspillet have shown that the semi-final bust more on the unfamiliar poor concentration than a radically inferior level.

Yesterday's kalasseier over the Netherlands so the out the that any of the team's countless good matches from the endless series of international successes:

the Dutch was stopped from the start by using a rough defense, Katrine Lunde as a brilliant goalkeeper, and a large pace forward.

Typically scored Norway 9 times on counter-attacks. Several of them after the precise long passing from Puffin. The netherlands, which still is only a match away from the semi-finals, made not a single goal in their kontraspill.

BEST of all is the understanding the players themselves shows before today's decision. Now they understand that they this time messed up for themselves. No more rationalizations, no more to lament. It is the best basis for to turn back.

the Norwegian kvinnehåndball have more than enough resources to do it. For years, recruitment has been excellent because of the work in all clubs around the country. It seems in the national team. Good juniorårganger provides constantly new heroes.

In this championship has kantspilleren Malin Aune (23) got their big break together with only the 19-year-old Henny Reistad. Possibly will Thorir Hergeirsson and trenerteamet his review of the EM conclude that they were too cautious in the use of just Reistad.

With this teen on the path together with Veronica Kristiansen and Stine Bredal Oftedal, Norway was superior in spilltempo. It happened again against the Netherlands in a førsteomgang of high quality.

But then, it's probably too late.

IT opposite happens only if Norway beats Spain in the afternoon, and the remaining matches in the group ends like this:

Option 1: Hungary beat Romania with at least three goals and the Netherlands take points from Germany. Then end Hungary, Romania and Norway, all with 6 points, but Norway has the best goal difference.Option 2: Hungary beat Romania and Germany beats the Netherlands. Then are five teams with equal number of points, and the internal goal difference will be crucial. In this calculation be disregarded Norway's goal in the match against Spain. She blasts the stock exchange after the insane performance

But really means the most that EM for a time the matter ends without a medal to Norway. It gives the sport a needed break from us.

MAYBE helps this pause also to the fact that we value the håndballjentenes outstanding array of medals. This adventstradisjonen does not consist only in it to meet up to the championships. The level is higher than that. With some injuries and a guess poor concentration, it is suddenly over, even for one of the tournament's best teams.

Success for the Norwegian kvinnehåndball continue anyway. Vipers Kristiansand has taken over the Larvik important job as a home based top layer, the other landslagsspillerne is any good foreign profflag and trenersituasjonen is already clarified.

For the national team coach Thorir Hergeirsson'll continue as long as he will. It was clarified during the world cup while Norway still struggled. Anything else would be strange after all this success. It is, after all, this long-term work that has laid the foundation for all of these jubilee years.

When withstand we, more than any other bit of random adversity.

We live in hope! Norway beat the Netherlands
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