Germany on course to the main round


The DHB-Team, with its significant victory against Brazil for the first emotional climax of the world Championships at home. With 4:0 points the German national team sits at the top of their group A.

Back Andreas Wolff excelled, in front Uwe Gensheimer shone: Led by their two top stars of the German handball team at the home have taken the world Cup an impressive course in the main round. The team of national coach Christian Prokop defeated Brazil in Berlin scores with 34:21 (15:8), and fired with the second victory in the second game the party mood on your medals-Mission.

Captain Gensheimer) with ten goals in front of 13,500 spectators in the sold-out Arena, once again, the best thrower in the selection of the German handball Federation (DHB.

Uwe Gensheimer meets ten Times against Brazil

Wolff became with numerous parades such as at the opening round victory against the unified Team Korea (30:19) for large.
“The base was a very good defence with a good goalkeeper. We have made it very well, which shows in the result”, said playmaker Martin Strobel in the ZDF.

Starting lineup with Power

Prokop had to give up against the South Americans at a world Cup debutant Franz Semper. The backcourt players of the Bundesliga club SC DHfK Leipzig was not due to a heavy cold. “We will solve his failure tactically,” said DHB Vice President Bob Hanning. The national coach but the same starting lineup as against Korea, and the DHB selection was immediately really good in the game. Goalkeeper Wolff was in the initial phase, almost insurmountable, defense to the bear mid-block with Patrick Wiencek and Hendrik Pekeler stirred for concrete, and in attack, the hosts shone with many variations. The reward was a quick 5:1 lead to a significant driver of Gensheimer (9.).

Brazil powerless

Brazil was noted to the forces of wear and tear after the hard fight on Friday night against defending champion France (22:24), while the German Team pushed the pace. The already good mood fueled Wiencek and co. with rowing arm movements even more. The Olympia-Eighth was impressed.
The host buildings inspired by the atmosphere of their lead of 9:2 (15.) 14:5 (25.) from. Back Steffen Weinhold and Steffen Fäth, not, came at the Rhein-Neckar Löwen last about the reservist role shone.
“The guys give it their all. We are excellent in defence and have a strong Andreas Wolff in the back. We have collected the backdrop, but we must stay awake,” said team Manager Oliver Roggisch after the Seven-goal lead at the break.

The players came of the claim of the world champion of 2007. The technical error of the Brazilians were used to light gates in tempo against bumps. After the 22:14 (42.) by a circle runner Jannik Kohlbacher circled La Ola through the Arena. Prokop changed in view of the significant projection to perk up, to save forces for the further tournament process. On Monday it goes in the third preliminary round game against Russia. This will be the first real test.