Les Bleues victims of an insane calendar

Via Twitter, Philippe Bana, the president of the French Handball Federation, said he had requested the postponement of France – Russia from this Friday (6.15 p.m.). If the schedule remains there, the Blue would then play two games in less than 24 hours at the Euro.

France – Russia moved from this Friday, 6.15 p.m., to Sunday? In any case, this is the wish of the French Handball Federation. Indeed, the French women’s team, defending champion and currently involved in the European Championship, which has been played since December 3 in Herning, Denmark, finished at the top of its group, during the preliminary round, thanks to a clear round, that is to say three victories in three matches already played.

In normal times, this performance should have allowed the Habs to benefit from a particularly favorable calendar., during the main round, which is about to begin. However, it will not be and that, France obviously did not know, until it discovered its schedule for this famous main round. On it, it is thus indicated that she will have to play two games in less than 24 hours, first against Spain, this Thursday (8:30 p.m.), before going directly with Russia, this Friday (6:15 p.m.) .

A “serious blunder”

Originally, and this even before the continental competition started, Norway and Denmark, co-organizers of the event before Norway finally withdrew at the very last moment, had obtained this privilege. At the end of their third victory, this Tuesday evening, against Denmark (23-20), the Blue strongly protested. The most virulent was also the national coach Olivier Krumbholz, thus not hesitating to speak of “scandal”.

Since then, it seems that the French Handball Federation has taken things in hand. Via his official Twitter account, the brand new president of FFHandball, namely Philippe Bana, indicated that he had officially requested the postponement of the match against Russia. It remains to be seen whether the organization of group I will be upset or not. The boss of French handball does not hesitate to talk about “serious blunder” on the part of the Euro. Don’t miss his message to be heard.

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