the WORLD cup is in progress, and it was, of course, with the expected Danish big win over Australia.
the Group's doormat belongs to among the worst in this finals, and that is why the fight against the australians, in itself, not particularly useful in relation to assessing what we can expect of Denmark at the WORLD cup.
The first response we get at first Sunday against south Korea, as shocked by defeating France's guldfavoritter in the opening match.
But I will anyway tyvstarte now and try to take a little look into the crystal ball to see what is in store for the danes at a WORLD cup where the national coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen has said he can not imagine to continue in the job if the national team does not advance from the initial group.
I do not believe, however, Klavs Bruun must in job searches after the WORLD cup.
As I see it, is Denmark with the best slutrundekort on hand, since Klavs Bruun took over the national team in 2015. Even if the draw on paper has been extremely hard.
Let me quickly make it clear that I have not fallen in the pot with the jubeloptimisme and now believe, that the national team just need a few margins to come in the semi-finals. Measured on spillermateriale Denmark is still not a team that belongs in the world's top-four.
The realism still seems not to have affected large parts of the Håndbolddanmark – but it is the reality. And it is worth to keep in mind. The same is especially the fragile mentality that this team has shown in a number of years.
But there is – no matter how we turn and rotate it - several things, which speaks to Denmark's advantage in Japan.
in Addition, Denmark – in addition to Mette Tranborg – quiet with the absolute strongest teams, and there are no key players struggling with injuries. It is only in 2016, where it was a semifinaleplads by EM, that the danes have had a similarly good run-up.
And when we raise the gaze and looking at the danes ' competitors, it helps to boost the expectations. For a large number of nations have not been so lucky and are hit very hard by injuries and apologies.
Just the factors that I know, that optimism internally in the squad is greater than the one immediately gives the expression for.
If all the bottles for the danes – both in relation to the private level and the other nations of anguish – the danes can well snatch a place in the semi-finals. It's been a while since I've had the feeling. But it requires a large number of Danish peak-performance and solid portions of luck.
So optimistic, I was no ways in the summer, when I saw the Danish draw, which then sent them in half with among others France, Norway and the Netherlands. As the first I said to a colleague, that's now Denmark can forget about a semifinaleplads’. But much has also been ago – particularly in relation to its competitors.
While you can dream on a semifinaleplads, IF everything goes up in a higher unity, I think, conversely, that we may well claim that Denmark, as a minimum, a ticket to the OLYMPIC qualification; it will basically say a place in the top-seven.
it is not Happening, will the national team be able to look back on two missed OLYMPICS-participations in a row in the Klavs Bruun's reign. And it is a bottom line, which is difficult to accept. I think also, he himself will agree.
Otherwise it becomes difficult to make a story about a team in the development and prosperity – something that we should be able to require in landstrænerens fifth finals.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: 30 November 2019, 15:00