On the Cologne ice hockey-temple captain Uwe Gensheimer is happy now. “I take it that the spectators in Cologne just as much Gas as in Berlin,” said the 32-Year-old after the 31:23 for the preliminary final against Serbia. “Then let us easy to wear.” The farewell to the audience in Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena was emotional –but in the larger Arena in Cologne is expected the DHB-selection of a different volume.

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this Friday, the German handball players moving to the city. There, in the evening (20.30 clock starts on Saturday in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the Handball world championship and in the ARD) in the main round of the world Championships at home against Iceland in the battle for the semi-final Ticket. On Monday against Croatia (18: 00), on Wednesday against Spain (18: 00). The successful Preliminary round, finishing with the loose victory over Serbia national coach Christian Prokop has already been used to conserve some of his regulars for the hot Phase of the tournament. Because it will have.

opponents: , Iceland, Spain and Croatia are the Germans opponents on the hoped-for path to the semi-finals. Especially European champion Spain as well as Croatia are among the football heavyweights of the tournament. While the Iberians have a in width, strong and balanced squad, stand out in the case of the Croats, the backcourt players, Domagoj Duvnjak, Luka Stepancic and Luka Cindric. Iceland, one should not underestimate just because of his superstar Aron Palmarsson in any case.

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starting position: “Not perfectly, but optimally”: goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter describes the starting situation for the German team. In the light of 3:1 points, which takes the DHB-selection to Cologne is the target in the semi-finals. “It was a tough first round group. That we go through with the 3:1-point yield and good goal difference is a great thing,“ said national coach Christian Prokop.The order in which the opponent plays no role. “I think it’s irrelevant. We look at ourselves. We have three games in the own Hand with the Fans in the back. We want to make successful, no matter how the opponent is,“ said the Coach.

mood: What is in common with the loud audience in Cologne, the German handball Federation exactly. In the successful home world Cup in 2007, the DHB-selection had won in the Cologne Arena in the final against Poland. In comparison to Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, where Germany played its five preliminary round matches, may be in Cologne, close to 6000 spectators. “You would know that. I hope that we are able to accept good and withstand pressure,“ said backcourt player Paul Drux.

The TV-Fans: the meaningless world Cup game against Serbia was a quota Hit. An average of 6,67 million people saw on Thursday in the ARD effortless victory already for the next round of qualified DHB-selection against the previously departing Serbs. The fifth German game of the preliminary round, had, according to the station a market share of 27.5 percent and was the most watched ARD-program of the day. The average of the five first-round matches was more than 7.1 million viewers. And in the case of the main round Play in Prime Time at 20.30, there will hardly less.