Handball

Qatar halt German run for historic semi-final place in World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar celebrate a historic first appearance in the World Handball Championships after a quarter-final win over Germany ©Getty ImagesHosts Qatar, already historic achievers having reached the last eight of the World Handball Championships for the first time, now face Poland for a place in the final after earning a 26-24 win over a German side which had won every previous match.

Jicha lifts President's Cup for Czech Republic after penalty drama in World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Filip Jicha, the Czech Republic's star man, began unable to play at the World Handball Championships because of a stomach upset but finished up lifting the President's Cup today ©Getty ImagesFilip Jicha, the former World Handball Player of the Year, lifted the President's Cup after the Czech Republic had beaten Belarus in a penalty shoot-out following a dramatic finale to their match to determine the best of the non-qualifiers after the opening group matches to send 16 teams to the knock-out stages in Qatar.

Goalkeeper stars as wild cards Germany join top seeds in World Handball quarter-finals

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's keeper Carsten Lichtlein played a starring role as his wild card team beat Egypt 23-16 to earn a quarter-final against hosts Qatar ©Qatar2015Germany, who began the World Handball Championships among the four lowest-seeded nations after getting a wild card entry following Australia's removal, will contest a semi-final place with the host nation Qatar after a 23-16 round-of-16 win over a hugely talented Egyptian team in Doha today.

Hosts Qatar make World Handball Championship last eight for first time

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar launched themselves into the last eight of the World Handball Championships for the first time tonight as they beat Austria 29-27 ©Qatar2015Qatar ticked the box marked "Best Ever Performance" tonight as they reached the last eight of the World Handball Championship for the first time through a 29-27 win over Austria.

Argentina beat Russia to claim last qualifying place at World Handball Championship

By Mike Rowbottom

Argentina's Sebastian Simonet was sent off after quarter of an hour of the crucial qualifier with Russia, but his side held on to win 30-27 and claim a place in the last 16 ©Qatar2015Argentina earned the final place in the last 16 knock-out stages at the World Handball Championship in Qatar at the expense of Russia, whom they beat 30-27 despite having Sebastian Simonet sent off after quarter of an hour.

Spain and Croatia qualify unbeaten at World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Spain and Slovenia's players observe a minute's silence before their match to honour the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia ©Qatar2015Defending champions Spain made it clear they will take some beating at this year's World Handball Championships in Qatar as a 30-26 win over Slovenia - preceded by a minute's silence to respect the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz - saw them consolidate their position at the top of Group A.

Wild cards Germany beat Argentina to claim top spot in World Handball Championship qualifying round

By Mike Rowbottom

Action from Germany's 28-23 win over Argentina which guarantees the wild cards top spot in Group D ©Qatar2015Germany, wild card entrants to the World Handball Championship in Qatar, guaranteed they will finish top of their qualifying group with a 28-23 win over Argentina.

Qatar's unbeaten run at World Handball Championships ended by defending champions Spain

By Mike Rowbottom

Defending champions Spain celebrate victory over hosts Qatar ©Qatar2015Qatar were agonisingly defeated by defending champions Spain in their penultimate Group A match in front of 12.400 fans in the Lusail Arena - but the World Handball Championship hosts all but overturned their Iberian opposition.

Favourites France held to draw by Iceland at World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

France draw 26-26 with Iceland on day six ©Qatar2015France, favourites to win the Qatar 2015 World Handball Championships, were held dramatically to a 26-26 draw tonight through an equaliser inside the last two minutes by Iceland, one of two late replacements for this tournament.
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