If, Denmark on Friday, losing to France, the road to the OLYMPICS in Tokyo is extremely intricate.
It is not only a place in the WORLD cup-mellemrunden that are up for grabs, when Denmark håndboldkvinder Friday afternoon go on the pitch against France.
the Fight has also great importance for the Danish opportunities in order to qualify for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next summer.
the world champion gets a direct ticket to the OLYMPICS. Number two for seven at the WORLD cup is assured of a place in the qualifying stage, played to the spring.
- the OLYMPICS means everything to me right now. The greatest pressure for me is, if we miss a place in the OLYMPICS-qualification, says as the winger Trine Østergaard.
A Danish victory over France sends Denmark in mellemrunden and on the hunt for a finishing position that is high to come up with in the OLYMPICS-qualification.
it Gets to a draw or defeat, is Denmark out of the WORLD cup, and so become the road to the OLYMPICS is extremely intricate, because the danes, where appropriate, should hope that the modest knight from the european championships in 2018 is enough.
The first prerequisite is that a european team to become world champion, since it triggers the two so-called kontinentalpladser to Europe in the OLYMPICS-qualification.
The next requirement is that five of the teams that finished in front of Denmark at the european championships, ending up in the top-seven at the WORLD cup.
the Equation is complicated, and it goes without saying that the Danish team would most like to avoid being dependent on other countries ' results.
women's team missed the OLYMPIC games in Rio de Janeiro, because Denmark despite home turf in qualifying, losing to both Romania and Montenegro.
For the 28-year-old Trine Østergaard can Tokyo will be the last opportunity to get a OL.
- Yes, I think definitely. I have played very much in the career, I have had so far. And I don't think that I can keep as long, if I'm also over the need to play 60 minutes in every match, she says.
the Match between Denmark and France starts 12.30 local time.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 06:00