There is still life in the Danish WORLD cup dreams after the necessary victory over Brazil.
It is the most positive we can take from the win at 24-18, in the first instance, have prevented a Danish failure.
And so it is otherwise up to the individual's temperament to assess how you choose to perceive things before Friday's skæbnekamp against France.
Let's start with the yes-hat on.
Håndboldkvinderne showed good morals and pulled himself up after the massive disappointment against Germany. It's going to give a mental boost towards France-to fight.
the Star Anne Mette Hansen hit finally something that resembles a decent level.
Captain Stine Jørgensen, who was thrown on the bench, came into the final phase and showed its high class and tankede some much-needed confidence.
Denmark's defense looks really strong – especially with the Line Haugsted as styrkvinde. And inside, behind the defense is Sandra Toft in extraordinary good shape and looks like a player who is not able to deliver a bad performance.
the national Coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen showed its practical side and brought the right players in the game at the right times. At the same time it was really seen by the national coach to slow down the pace in the Danish game, so the number of technical errors were at a more acceptable level.
Thus bears Klavs Bruun even a good part of the credit for the two points came in the house, so the hope of advancement is still intact, and he was initially free to relate to his own future, a maria OLYMPICS-qualification and all the other woes, such as lack of the Danish advancement will bring.
And so it is no-the item's trip.
the Reality still remains that Denmark has placed itself in a terrible situation.
the Danes NEED to beat France's world and european champions to go on at this WORLD cup. In order to avoid an embarrassing exit, and some humiliating matches against china led nations in taberturneringen Presidents Cup.
the Players focus even on that fate lies in their own hands. It must also, of course, but it does not change the fact that the prospect scares.
I have written the former, and I repeat like myself. If France's guldfavoritter hits its top level, so Denmark can't beat them. It is not without reason that the French have won the last two finals, where the danes have been the number six and eight.
Fortunately, the French game has been anything other than très bien so far at this WORLD cup. Therefore, it is certainly not impossible, that the danes may surprise. But if Les Bleus’ most impressive håndbolddøtre have the right motivation and enthusiasm – as they looked to be in Wednesday's victory over Germany – so it is an extremely large mouthful.
the Whole situation is a bit sad, a defeat for France might generally not be a disappointment. There is the French for good. So it is the absurd amount of errors and pointtab, of course – against south Korea and Germany, which may end up with to make the WORLD cup to a bleak chapter in the Danish håndbolds annals.
I would like to say that I am optimistic on greece's behalf, but to claim otherwise, than that France is a relatively big favorite on Friday, would be ridiculous and disingenuous.
If Denmark is to provide the surprise and fight on to mellemrunden, it's going to require a good bit of French arrogance, and a Danish team, which puts action behind the words that they have developed significantly both mentally and spillemæssigt.
Yes, it gets quite simple to claim the biggest feat in the Klavs Bruun's time as national coach.
And so it is, unfortunately, not even probably, that it is enough...Søren Paca
Håndboldkommentator on BT Sport. Is also the author of the book 'the golden age - 25 years of Danish håndboldhistorie'. I've covered the Danish and international handball since 2009. Born and raised in Jutland, but now lives in Copenhagen today. According to my birth certificate I am 33 years old.Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 17:00