As of: 01/19/2022 4:33 p.m
The German handball players have more corona cases to complain about at the European Championship. This was announced by the German Handball Federation on Wednesday. How many and which players tested positive initially remained open.
As a result, national coach Alfred Gislason only has a skeleton team available in the duel with the defending champion at the start of the main round this Thursday (6:00 p.m./Sportschau), as he did against Poland.
The backcourt players Sebastian Heymann, Djibril M’Bengue and Christoph Steinert as well as left winger Rune Dahmke were absent from the relaxed training session on Wednesday. It was initially unclear whether all four had tested positive. The association intends to announce details at a later date.
The training took place on a voluntary basis, it said. The substitutes Daniel Rebmann and Patrick Zieker, who arrived in Bratislava on Wednesday afternoon, were also there. In total, Gislason has already nominated seven players after there had already been nine positive corona cases in the DHB team in the past few days.
Despite this decimation, the German team won the preliminary round final against Poland on Tuesday with 30:23 and thus took two points into the main round. In addition to Spain, the opponents there are Norway, third at the European Championships, Sweden and Russia, who came second at the World Cup.