Thanks to the Confederates moving up: Neighborhood duel at the World Cup
- Title : Thanks to the Confederates moving up: Neighborhood duel at the World Cup
Basically, it was foreseeable that you would not be able to pull off a handball World Cup with 32 teams without new infections. But it is bitter that two nations have already had to withdraw their teams. After all, the followers were already ready. Instead of the United States, Switzerland will now take part in the World Cup.
This means that there will be a neighborhood duel between Austria and Switzerland on Thursday. That doesn't exactly make it easier for Team Austria to move into the main round, because a win in the opening game against the USA and thus the jump into the next round was definitely planned.
Now it will be much more difficult for Ales Pajovic's seven to secure third place in a group with Norway, France and the Swiss. After all, Norway and France are among the favorites at the Handball World Cup.
It will be complicated for the Swiss to get involved in the World Cup at short notice. In football, however, we know the story of the Danish European Championship title in 1992, when Denmark replaced Yugoslavia at short notice. We do not expect such a hussar ride from the Confederates, but at least it is now a tricky business to make the correct forecast between Austria and Switzerland.
It is certain that the first World Cup task for the Austrians will be much more difficult than expected. It is even conceivable that Austria will have to give up in the preliminary round, because now, at the latest, group E with four Europeans can be described as a group of deaths. In view of the circumstances, it is difficult to give a tip before the match between Austria and Switzerland as to who will progress and who will not.
|Prediction||Switzerland to win|
|Start Time||18:00 : 14-Jan-21|