Handball winning streak ended in protest

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UPDATED: Norway’s men’s handball team ended its winning streak at the European World Championships Friday night, after a thrilling semi-final match against Germany. The latter scored in the last minute, giving the Germans a 34-33 victory over Norway and securing them a spot in the finals.

The match ended in more than just disappointment for the Norwegians, though. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that Norway intends to file a protest, because the Germans had two goalkeepers in action during the final minutes. That’s a violation of the rules.

Heidi Tjugum, team leader for Norway, confirmed to NRK that a protest would be filed by 9am Saturday. Then it was to be up to handball authorities to take the case further, but the Norwegians later decided to withdraw the protest.

newsinenglish.no staff