Norwegian handball fans were celebrating over the weekend, after their men’s handball team beat the Polish powerhouse team on its home turf in Krakow, and in an important match at the European Championships. The thrilling victory greatly enhanced Norway’s chances of making it to the semi-finals.
Commentators quickly noted that the Norwegian team only needed one point from upcoming matches against Macedonia and France to secure a spot in the semi-finals. If Poland loses to Croatia, Norway will play in the semi-finals regardless.
“This is the greatest I’ve ever been part of,” exclaimed an exuberant Sander Sagosen, after his Norwegian team managed to do what they thought was impossible; beating Poland in Poland, and before wildly enthusiastic Polish fans. The fans reportedly fell almost silent when Norway scored the goals that left them with a winning score of 30-28.
The Norwegians, keen to win like their female counterparts did in the recent World Championships, were due to meet Macedonia on Monday, and France on Wednesday. Poland faces off against Croatia, another powerhouse team, on Wednesday as well.