Norway’s women’s handball team ended up in fifth place at the European Championships, after beating Sweden by a score of 38-29. Now the team that’s highly popular in Norway intends to regroup and come back stronger in the World Championships in Japan next year.
The victory over Sweden helped ease the pain of not making it into the finals for the first time in 18 years. News bureau NTB reported that Norwegian players were still irritated while heading home during the weekend, for dashing their chances at Euro2018 already in the opening matches.
The Norwegian women now intend to concentrate on the run-up to the World Championships and qualifying for the Olympics in 2020, also to be held in Japan. France won the European Championships on Sunday, beating Russia by a score of 24-21.