European women’s handball: Norway won the final against France (20-22)

The Norwegians, who had not won an important title in four years, managed to beat the French, holders of the title (2018).

France’s Kalidiatou Niakate faces Norwegian Nora Moerk on December 20, 2020, in Herning, Denmark. (BO AMSTRUP / RITZAU SCANPIX / AFP)

The Blues did not create the feat. Norway, favorite of this final, won (20-22), Sunday, December 20, in the final of the Euro women’s handball, in Herning (Denmark). The Norwegians got the better of the French at the start of the game and took the lead at halftime (14-10). Norwegian handball players, who had not won an important title in four years, defeated the French, holders of the title (2018).

Despite a good second half, with remarkable saves from goalkeeper Cléopâtre Darleux, coach Olivier Krumbholz’s players ended up giving in to Norwegian strikers. It is Norway’s defense in particular that will have done the most damage to the blues throughout this final. The Norwegians now have eight European titles won in fourteen editions, which is the record.

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