Surprise at Handball world championship: French conjure their Star Karabatic out of the hat


    the defending champion France in the Handball world Cup in Germany and Denmark, surprisingly, but on Superstar Nikola Karabatic. The 34-year-old backcourt player of Paris St. Germain, who had cancelled his world Cup participation: originally, due to a foot injury, met on Saturday in Berlin with the team and could be in the group game against Germany on Tuesday. In the game of the Equipe Tricolore on Saturday night against Serbia, karabatic is not intended to be used. “So happy and proud, as 18. Players in the group and the adventure,“ wrote Karabatic on Twitter.

    the game plan of the Handball world championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark

    Without its captain and three-time world handball player of France to the tournament-opening effort won against Brazil in 24:22. For Karabatic, who had been operated on in October because of a Wrong state of the big toe on the left foot, it is the eighth world Cup. “If he joins us, he is ready to use. I don’t doubt for a second on its Integration. But first he comes to again in the group songs and the feeling again,” said France coach Didier Dinart of the daily newspaper “Le Parisien”.

    Karabatic had taken in the past few days after his injury to resume Training with the Reserve of his club Paris Saint-Germain, said Dinart in a communication of the Association. Thus, the conditions to be fulfilled, that “Nikola is joining us. He is, of course, an important player, but at this stage we need to check in the training sessions as he can in the team to arrive.“After the Operation, Karabatics club had expected originally, with a downtime of four to six months of three-times world player.

    Karabatic has helped to shape the great Era of the French handball players in the past 16 years. The native Serb missed since his first international game in October 2002, not a large tournament, caught up with the Equipe Tricolore two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012), between 2006 and 2018, four times world and three times European champion.