Norway’s women’s handball team often gets more coverage, but the men are grabbing headlines this week, too, after beating Brazil in the World Championships. On Thursday evening they faced Japan before aiming for the quarter finals next week.
Norway won earlier this week with a score of 39-26 over Brazil. Commentators claimed the Norwegians out-classed the Brazilians as they propelled themselves towards “more fun” in Nantes and, later, in the former Olympic venue of Albertville.
The preliminary goal is the quarter-finals in Albertville on Tuesday. First they’ll have their last match in their group and then the quarter-finals’ qualifier on Saturday in Albertville. Their opponent remained unclear but may be Denmark.
If that’s successful, they’ll move on to the semi-finals and final in Paris, where the championship tournament ends on Sunday January 29.