Denmark advances to the world handball quarter on the back of a record unbeaten streak

The defending champions are in the quarterfinals. Denmark, who won the ’s handball championships in 2019 and 2021, advanced to the round of 16 with a 30-25 win against Egypt on night.

The Danes managed a game in which they were never behind the North African champions. Simon Pytlick, the player of the match, and his teammate each scored eight goals. Meanwhile, Niklas Landin ended up with 14 saves – 39 percent of the Egyptians’ attempts.

“We played an excellent match. It was a great pleasure. We defended really well for 60 minutes and had an excellent goalkeeper who gave us the extra blanket,” says national coach Nikolaj Jacobsen to BT.

Had the Danes lost by 12 goals, they would have been eliminated when beat in their final group game. The result means Denmark finished top of the group and will face in the next round on Wednesday.

Straight to an impressive record
The victory over Egypt means that the Danish handball team has not lost a game at the World Championships since 2017: a 25-match unbeaten streak, equaling the record set by between 2015 and 2019.

“It’s crazy that they haven’t lost a game in three World Championships in a row. It speaks for itself,” claimed TV2’s handball expert Rasmus Boysen.

Since 2019, the Danes have failed to win just twice at the biennial tournament: a draw against Egypt in 2021, which was decided on penalties, and a draw against Croatia during this edition. But the last time they lost was against … Hungary, who will be their next opponents!

If Hansen’s teammates win against Hungary on Wednesday, they will face either Norway or Spain in the semi-finals. And of course, they will set a new record for the longest unbeaten streak, all on their own.

Source: The Nordic Page

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