A defeat against France will send the Danish defense can also touch out of the WORLD cup already after the preliminary round.
It sounds almost bizarre: Two of the biggest håndboldnationer, Denmark and France, in the direct duel to avoid a place in the taberturneringen President's Cup.
For France, the reigning world and european champions will, of course, be a singing slap in the face to end up in the bad half at the WORLD cup.
But also for Denmark it will be a failure if the team does not proceed from the preliminary round.
Goalie Sandra Toft acknowledges that it is a greater pressure, than when you for example are in a duel for the medals.
- of Course, it it. There is a big consequence for losing. Play for medals, you reached quite far in the tournament. Therefore, it is important not to focus on the consequence of lose weight, she says.
the Fight between the two great powers a great deal of attention in Japan, and the Danish keeper has been a part of messages of support from players from other countries.
She is one of four WORLD cup-the danes, who daily plays for clubs in the French league.
Toft has a contract with Brest Bretagne and has therefore seen the French stars at close quarters in the last half year.
- It is a difference that you have played against them. But then, I have met a club as Metz once, so it is limited.
on the other hand, I have met in France so many times that I feel that I have knowledge of them. But it also goes the other way. They know, alas, too me, says Sandra Toft.
The 30-year-old goalie is listed for a save percentage of 37 after the first four matches. Among other things, she has done half of the ten penalties, she has to face.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 13:00