Norway was dreadful in the group phase, the girls played utter shit, in the quarterfinal match they were outclassed by Brazil for 45 minutes, and then the chicas brazilianas choked unreal, then they get to play South Korea and they are in the final; Norway in Peking a classy team, this is way below; hope Bojana Popovic wins this with Montenegro and retires in style, best female player in the last 2 decades....
Did you see Croatia-Tunesia? Insane stuff, wrestling/UFC stuff from the tunesians...
Iceland got unlucky, but the hungarians played their hearts out, Fazekas and Nagy played a sick match
Yes, they were awful in the group phases as I said to samo only got to do enough to make it through to the quarter finals, which they did. Norway defended better in the the 2nd half, they forced Brazil into errors. You've watched handball long enough to know when that happens momentum shifts. Well of course this side isn't as good as the 2008 one, that's one of the better female handball sides around.
It's not just luck they've played better in the KO stages and needed to. They seemed as if they thought they could get through on reputation alone, but that mentality fucks you.
Didn't see the Tunisia match live, but saw it on the replay. I think they were taught by the French in how to niggle, break up the play. At the same it gives Croatia a good guide to expect the French butchering tactics. Any of the 3 I could be happy with winning gold.
Nagy and Fazekas can't see them playing that well again today against the Swedes.