Toft lead Denmark to WORLD cup victory and keep the life of the OLYMPICS-the hope

Denmark was beaten to victory over the Netherlands and did the inserts after yet another great performance by Sandra Toft. The Danish håndboldkvinder continue

Toft lead Denmark to WORLD cup victory and keep the life of the OLYMPICS-the hope

Denmark was beaten to victory over the Netherlands and did the inserts after yet another great performance by Sandra Toft.

The Danish håndboldkvinder continue to live in the hope to qualify for next summer's OLYMPICS in Tokyo.

With a victory of 27-24 over the Netherlands keep Denmark inside the battle for a place among the WORLD's seven best, being rewarded with a place in the OLYMPICS qualification tournament to the spring.

A Danish defeat had shattered the olympic dream of this place. Now waiting in a nerve-wracking duel with Serbia on Wednesday, where the danes once again have the knife for the throat.

Victory was founded by a strong defensive front målvogteren Sandra Toft, who for the umpteenth time took the lead with a barrage of saves.

The remarkable thing about Tofts performance in Japan is that a large part of the guard comes at absolutely obvious scoring opportunities.

It is not halvbløde long-range shot, which randomly hits her training pants. Målvogteren has won lots of man against man-duels, when the opponents come thundering in over the line.

Had it not been for the legal many errors in angrebsspillet, Denmark would have led greater than 14-9 after a first half where Toft was noted for an impressive save percentage of 57.

Halftime also featured on WORLD cup debut for Mia Rej, who had replaced Simone Böhme in the squad.

Målslugeren from Copenhagen was a breath of fresh air and came quickly on the measured breeding with a løbeskud, and was rewarded with a blow on the nose.

Any gender handball match, there was never talk about in the almost deserted Aqua Dome Kumamoto.

the Island game chopped also tremendously, even for Team Esbjerg-star Estavana Polman toiled hard to keep troops.

Far from all succeeded, however, for Polman, who among other things shot over an empty goal while her husband, the former football star Rafael van der Vaart, took the infidel to head on the stage.

Nothing comes easy for the Danish team in this tournament. Denmark led several times with five targets, but had yet the Dutch get wind of that there was nothing to download.

Since 21-16 nine minutes before the time had been to 21-19, had to coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen take a timeout, but indicative of kampforløbet threw Mie Højlund immediately away from the ball, when the game was put in once again.

After a weak first half showed Anne Mette Hansen the level in the final phase, where she, with the important scores made sure to keep the Dutch at a distance.

Convincing the Danish performance, but a win over a team that has taken the medal at the last two WORLD cup finals is of course not to be despised.

Anne Mette Hansen one minute before time sled through, and made it to 27-24, was a vital Danish victory a matter of fact.

The Danish players can now look forward to a day off, before it comes to the last mellemrundekamp against Serbia on Wednesday.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 15:00

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