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Men's World Handball Championship - Croatia 2009

Arkulari
01-12-2009, 05:42 AM
Group A

* France
* Hungary
* Slovakia
* Romania
* Argentina
* Australia



Group B

* Croatia
* Sweden
* Spain
* South Korea
* Kuwait
* Cuba

(the three europeans and SK are quite hard)


Group C

* Germany
* Poland
* FYR Macedonia
* Russia
* Tunisia
* Algeria


Group D


* Denmark
* Norway
* Egypt
* Brazil
* Serbia
* Saudi Arabia


VAMOS ESPAÑA!!! :rocker2:

thank God Barrufet came back, he and Hombrados can take the heat, Sierra is simply not that good yet :o

Romero came back on fire (his match against Germany in Algeciras was awesome), Juanin and Entrerrios are in great shape as well, but Rocas is not very consistent right now, Tomas is better in that position; let's hope to repeat the 2005 success :D

Any livestreams for the tournament? :)

~Maya~
01-12-2009, 05:57 AM
Serbia :rocker2:

or Croatia :bounce:

jmf07
01-12-2009, 05:59 AM
Go Australia. :haha:

That is why I love Australia being apart of Oceania. It is so easy to qualify for some things. Obviously for some sports like Soccer though it is better being apart of Asia.

bad gambler
01-12-2009, 06:06 AM
Australia has a handball team? wow

Arkulari
01-12-2009, 06:12 AM
Kuwait has one, so why not? :haha:
being completely honest, save for South Korea (and it was streching it to the max) I don't see much of a chance outside Europe to any other team to win :o
Iceland, the olympic silver didn't make it? :eek:

El Legenda
01-12-2009, 06:52 AM
Australia has a handball team? wow

and you call yourself a sports fan :rolleyes:

Jadranka
01-12-2009, 07:06 AM
Croatia, Serbia, Sweden and Romania :rocker2:

JMG
01-12-2009, 09:30 AM
Croatia, Serbia, Sweden and Romania :rocker2:

Tfc will be there for the final and the 3rd place game. :rocker2:

Arkulari
01-16-2009, 08:12 PM
it has started, now there's Croatia against South Korea, I'm watching the livescores at flashcore.com, but I'm looking for streams :sad:

Jadranka
01-16-2009, 08:18 PM
it has started, now there's Croatia against South Korea, I'm watching the livescores at flashcore.com, but I'm looking for streams :sad:

try DSF.. maybe there is a livestream :awww:

Ajmo Croatia! :rocker2:

Nathaliia
01-16-2009, 08:22 PM
Vamos, Poland! I start watching tomorrow, it's on our TV.

Ivanatis
01-16-2009, 08:39 PM
never really cheered for the German team, although Heiner Brand is a legend:worship:

guess I'll go with Croatia here or one of the exotes :)

Arkulari
01-16-2009, 09:14 PM
Croatia won 27-26 :eek:
Park deserves a friggin medal, one hell of a keeper, that corean dude! :D

bad gambler
01-17-2009, 12:17 AM
and you call yourself a sports fan :rolleyes:

I actually did some research and found out that Australia don't even have a national league. How is one suppose to support handball in this country?

bad gambler
01-17-2009, 12:18 AM
MrsFedex can Australia beat Hungary?

El Legenda
01-17-2009, 12:39 AM
I actually did some research and found out that Australia don't even have a national league. How is one suppose to support handball in this country?

:ras:

Arkulari
01-17-2009, 05:38 AM
MrsFedex can Australia beat Hungary?

to be completely honest I don't know, I've never seen Australia play before and Hungary is not at its best right now :shrug:

now if you ask me Croatia, Spain or Sweden against Australia? then it would be the extermination of the kangaroos :o

handball is not that big outside Europe, where the strongest leagues, players and national teams are :shrug:

Arkulari
01-18-2009, 01:33 AM
OMG, my boys KICKED ass!
Spain defeated Kuwait 47-17 AUCH!
of course, the arab dudes have no level to compare to my own, but still :rocker2:

azza
01-18-2009, 04:58 AM
wtf Australia has a handball team?

GustavoM_Fan
01-18-2009, 05:11 AM
Argentina team :help:

is this sport good? u need any big skill? u have to think too mucH? :scratch:
i remember this was played in school; but I always of course prefered to play football

Arkulari
01-18-2009, 05:27 AM
well, I do like handball and I think it's awesome, is very fast, so you have to take speedy decisions, it requires strenght, speed and technique, I prefer it over basketball :o

the argie team isn't actually that bad (of course it isn't par to the football or basketball teams which are excellent), but they are not up to the european level ;)

oJXtmfhs7NQ

El Legenda
01-18-2009, 06:12 AM
Vamos Croatia! Vamos Ivano Balic!, best player in the world :yeah: :worship:

Voo de Mar
01-18-2009, 07:15 AM
:yeah: Two years ago Handball Championships were awesome, especially semifinals :)

liz-bj
01-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Argentina team :help:

:lol: I agree... :o

I used to play handball in school and I like it, but I'm not a big fan... so I cheer for my country anyway... being serious I like Croatia :)

Arkulari
01-19-2009, 12:10 AM
my boys did it again, 45-20 against Cuba :woohoo: :woohoo:

Argentina has lost both of their matches, but at least they have done it very closely, they haven't gotten slaughtered ;)

El Legenda
01-19-2009, 12:42 AM
Croatia vs Spain on Wednesday :armed:

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 01:45 AM
Yesterday I saw Poland-Russia match (24:22). At the beginning the Poles were losing 2:7 but they hit then 5 times die Latte (sorry, I don't know how it say in English :lol:).

Arkulari
01-19-2009, 09:34 AM
Croatia vs Spain on Wednesday :armed:

that's gonna be one hell of a match between two really strong teams! :D :armed:

I can't wait to see Barrufet vs Balic once again :rocker2:

Machiavelli
01-19-2009, 09:44 AM
The spanish team is going to demolish Croatia, we have a poor coach, who is so overrated, he got lucky he had an excellent generation of palyers, poor tactics against the koreans, the key players are totally out of form - Metlicic, Lackovic and Balic who is a shadow of himself, our goalkeepers can't do shit, no way we are gonna win this, i have tickets for the semi-final and final, but both Sweden and Spain are to strong for us, not to mention France in the next group stage....

Congrats to Spain and MrsFedex in advance...

Machiavelli
01-19-2009, 09:46 AM
Yesterday I saw Poland-Russia match (24:22). At the beginning the Poles were losing 2:7 but they hit then 5 times die Latte (sorry, I don't know how it say in English :lol:).
that was a nice comeback from the poles, experienced team with a good coach, but i don't think they will be fighting for the medals...

Purple Rainbow
01-19-2009, 11:05 AM
http://www.croatia2009.com/eng_qualification.php

The road to the World Cup, quite a good read! :)

My favourite parts:
------------------------------------------------
Oceania Qualification (1 Nation)

Wellington, New Zealand (April 7 – April 10, 2008). Only the winner, Australian national team, will participate at the World Championship.

1. Australia
2. Cook Islands
3. New Zealand

In final tournament for World Championship qualification, Australia beat Cook Islands with 32:11

---------------------------------------------------------------

Pan American Championships, Brazil (24-28 June, 2008)

1. Brazil
2. Argentina
3. Cuba
4. Chile
5. Greenland Greenland ftw! :yeah:
6. Uruguay
7. Canada

-----------------------------------------------------------

Note: USA withdrew from participation due to financial problems. :lol: The Dominican Republic was named to replace the USA, but also was a no show at the tournament. :cool:

El Legenda
01-21-2009, 03:12 AM
Croatia beat Cuba 41-20 to improve to 3-0
Spain lost to Sweden 34-30

Croatia vs Spain tomorrow :armed:

Arkulari
01-21-2009, 04:37 PM
omg, Sweden played SO well :unsure:
my boys need to beat croatia to keep options, I really hope they do! :rocker2:

zerocool_
01-21-2009, 07:49 PM
Great win by Serbia! And Obama, your sig is ..

El Legenda
01-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Great win by Serbia! And Obama, your sig is ..

is?? what did you fall asleep after is?

El Legenda
01-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Croatia 32-22 Spain
Vamos Croatia! :yeah: 4-0

Ivanatis
01-21-2009, 11:41 PM
Spain :help:

zerocool_
01-22-2009, 08:57 AM
is stupid ofc :P I think you got it, but seems you need help :) And, if you wrote both Republika Srpska and Bosna on serbian language, why you didnt is too .. :) is = je.

zerocool_
01-22-2009, 09:00 AM
And do you know even what is Republika Srpska without reading on wiki?;p Sorry for OT :) Too bad Serbia lost vs Denmark, it was great game :(

Arkulari
01-22-2009, 03:44 PM
Spain :help: :sad: :sad:

El Legenda
01-22-2009, 06:31 PM
And do you know even what is Republika Srpska without reading on wiki

yes, it is Bosnia. :wavey:

El Legenda
01-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Croatia def Sweden 30-24
5-0 :yeah:

bad gambler
01-22-2009, 11:30 PM
Croatia def Sweden 30-24
5-0 :yeah:

lol such a bandwagoner, this is probably the only 2 weeks you will follow handball all year

El Legenda
01-22-2009, 11:40 PM
lol such a bandwagoner, this is probably the only 2 weeks you will follow handball all year

:rolleyes: i've been a fan since i met some of the players last year in Croatia :ras:

zerocool_
01-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Serbia vs Germany now, go Serbia!

El Legenda
01-24-2009, 10:42 PM
Croatia def Hungary.

Serbia ties Germany :haha:

Deathless Mortal
01-24-2009, 10:52 PM
Either we or France will win this

qczi
01-25-2009, 12:24 AM
france look so much better than any other team, i'd be surprised if they didnt win the whole thing :singer:

El Legenda
01-26-2009, 01:24 AM
Serbian flags set on fire at main square in Zagreb :yeah: :lol:

zerocool_
01-26-2009, 09:04 AM
And that is ok for you? :rolleyes: Anyways Poland killed us ;> But its great result to come in 2nd stage for us, still making team and we missed 3 players from first team. Now cheering for France to take title :)

Jadranka
01-26-2009, 01:13 PM
Cmon Croatia :woohoo:

zerocool_
01-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Croatia playing great too, hoping for two great matches vs France, in group stage and in final :)

Nathaliia
01-26-2009, 02:37 PM
GL Poland :scared:

I hope they won't now blow it all by losing to Norway, would be typical Polish style :o

GustavoM_Fan
01-26-2009, 04:49 PM
who plays the final of this? how argentina did?

Arkulari
01-26-2009, 05:01 PM
don't forget about Sweden, it's looking strong as well
the team to beat is Croatia, Balic is showing up why he's the best player of this decade ;)

Ivanatis
01-26-2009, 05:06 PM
Argentina finished fifth in their group beating only Australia.

final? maybe France - Croatia

El Legenda
01-26-2009, 06:16 PM
France and Croatia are already in the Semi-final...they also play tomorrow vs each other...not sure if the that game will tell us anything..i am sure both will rest key players

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 04:35 PM
In the other group 4 teams fight for a semfinal spot :) Denmark vs. Germany then Norway vs. Poland. A few combinations and each of those teams has a chance to advance.

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 05:10 PM
We need to win against Norway and in the other match there can't be a draw.

first half 14-14 :bigcry:

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 05:16 PM
If Germany overcomes Denmark, Norway is without hope against Poland.
If Germany draws with Denmark, Poland is without hope against Norway.
If Denmark overcomes Germany, Poland and Norway fight for second place in this group.

:D

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 05:29 PM
17-17

ffs

fight one of the teams!

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 06:06 PM
Denmark in last minute :bowdown:

maldini
01-27-2009, 06:16 PM
These referees are hopeless.
But handball federation needs some serious clearance anyway. Moustafa needs to retire

MZverev-Fan
01-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Fuck off these stupid referees who are against germany :mad: Thank you that we're not in the semi-final :worship::worship::)

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 06:34 PM
What happened at the end? I had some problems with livestream. I saw that at 26:25 one of German players got 2 minutes...

El Legenda
01-27-2009, 08:50 PM
Croatia beats France 22-19
Croatia will be hard to beat with that crowd

Poland and Norway were tied with .15 sec to go...Germany would have made it if it was a tie
Poland won

SF Poland vs Croatia in Zagreb
SF France vs Denmark in Split

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 08:53 PM
:haha: :haha:

Have you seen the end of the Poland-Norway match? I guess it was the most amazing end of any sport match I've seen in my life.

The Norwegian lost that match like the biggest mugs in the world :o

El Legenda
01-27-2009, 08:54 PM
:haha: :haha:

Have you seen the end of the Poland-Norway match? I guess it was the most amazing end of any sport match I've seen in my life.

The Norwegian lost that match like the biggest mugs in the world :o

yeah i stopped watching and switched to the Croatia game...i thought norway had it...

GustavoM_Fan
01-27-2009, 08:56 PM
I heard user tennisfancroatia will be on Zagreb Stadium supporting his country :)

SwiSha
01-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Fuck off these stupid referees who are against germany :mad: Thank you that we're not in the semi-final :worship::worship::)

karma

Germany got a lot of help from the refs 2 years ago when they won the title

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Swedish coach of Norway team deserves a Darvin Award :lol:

Obama, you sure Germany would get in in case of a tie and not Norway? I thought there'd be a separate table between these teams and Norway would have 3 points and Germany 2. I think Norway didn't need to take that goalie away :spit:

PL coach predicted what would happen during that last time out :lol:

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 09:10 PM
I thought there'd be a separate table between these teams and Norway would have 3 points and Germany 2. I think Norway didn't need to take that goalie away :spit:


Exactly, therefore it's completely unbelievable Norway lost the match. They had 15 seconds to keep the ball got the draw and advance but they wanted to win, and they lost :lol: Simply amazing :)

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 09:14 PM
Exactly, therefore it's completely unbelievable Norway lost the match. They had 15 seconds to keep the ball got the draw and advance but they wanted to win, and they lost :lol: Simply amazing :)
heard now the goals would count

so they needed to win

kinda spoils the pun

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 09:15 PM
Norway could have had the same points what Germany but in the match between them Norway won 26:25 and it was a decisive factor to eliminate Germany.

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 09:17 PM
uhmm, i edited my post... i am reading now a lot that the goals would decide :scratch: but tbh i still don't know what would have decided.

edit again, in case of the draw PL, GER, NOR and Serbia all would have 5 points :o :scratch:

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 10:05 PM
I hate these situations when the rules aren't clear for the journalist who comment the event :mad:
I analized the situation in the group, and "yes", in that case the goals should have decided...

dijus
01-27-2009, 11:35 PM
:woohoo:
can't say anything, I'm just so fucking happy

MZverev-Fan
01-28-2009, 04:22 PM
:woohoo:
can't say anything, I'm just so fucking happy

It was unbelievable exciting. 30:30 and 14 seconds left and then Germany would have been in the semi-final, but congrats to Poland. :worship::worship:

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 10:31 AM
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The last minute of the Norway-Poland match. Norway leads 30-29 has the ball, only to lose 30-31 (German comment).

Siodmiak :worship:

El Legenda
01-29-2009, 08:25 PM
Some other Games are done

finishes

12th. Korea (lost 11th place game)
11th. Macedonia (won 11th place game)
10th. Norway (lost 9th place game)
9th. Slovakia (won 9th place game)
8th. Serbia (lost 7th place game)
7th. Sweden (won 7th place game)
6th. Hungary (lost 5th place game)
5th. Germany (won 5th place game)


4th.
3rd.
2nd.
1st.


Croatia vs Poland 8:30pm (Zagreb time) 1/30
France vs Denmark 5:30 (zagreb time) 1/30

Nathaliia
01-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Poor Norway now :sad:

Korea, mug performance :lol: They peak only in Asia.

zerocool_
01-29-2009, 08:38 PM
8th place, not so bad :) Good luck to France, hope they can win whole thing :)

Arkulari
01-29-2009, 10:36 PM
I think the final might be Croatia vs France and C will win it ;)

Spain :help: after almost all of the Dream Team retired, things haven't been the same :sad:, they were playing very well and now this? :sad:

El Legenda
01-30-2009, 09:06 PM
France 27-22 over Denmark
Croatia 29-23 over Poland

its on

Croatia vs France Final on Sunday
Vamos Croatia :yeah:

El Legenda
01-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Cupic went 12 for 13 vs Poland :worship:

Jadranka
01-30-2009, 09:08 PM
:woohoo:

Voo de Mar
01-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Congrats toFrance and Croatia, the two best teams will play in the final :yeah:

Nathaliia
01-30-2009, 09:17 PM
Croatia :worship:

El Legenda
02-01-2009, 06:12 PM
:sad:

Saumon
02-01-2009, 06:23 PM
This team is awesome! :worship: :woohoo:

Nathaliia
02-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Surprise surprise :eek:

And yay for PL's 3rd place.

Voo de Mar
02-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Congrats France :yeah: I like this Narcisse, good jumper :D

Marine
02-01-2009, 08:38 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

What a great team !!!!

Jogy
02-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Incredible stuff from France :yeah:

Some croat fans were too rabid that I could feel happy for them if they would have winned the final...

Voo de Mar
02-02-2009, 10:45 PM
Does anyone know why Balic didn't hang the medal on the neck?

Ivanatis
02-03-2009, 01:36 AM
I don't think there was a special reason behind it, just disappointment.

~Maya~
02-03-2009, 04:17 AM
Was there some issue with the referees in this final? I just received an invitation on facebook to join the group " All who wish Igor Vori smacked the referee with the ball" :lol:

oranges
02-03-2009, 04:51 AM
:sobbing: I'm gutted for them, they so wanted to win this. Giving the one from Portugal for this one, with Lino Červar as a bonus :p

The referees in the final were clowns, I don't think they particularly favored anyone, but they are clueless and have no idea how to officiate a final without negatively affecting the play.