The German handballers contest their first EM qualification game in the calendar year 2017 in front of the domestic scene on the 6th of May against the WM-Third Slovenia in Halle/Westfalen.
This was announced by the German Handball Association (DHB) on Tuesday. The game will be whistled at 16:05 o’clock and will be broadcast live by the “ARD” on free-to-air television.
“The game against Slovenia will be a real hardship test for our team,” DHB Vice President Bob Hanning said: “We have to throw everything into the scales, To be successful in the games at the beginning of May.”On the 3rd of May the example is already taking place in Ljubljana. In the duels against Slovenia, the new Bundestrainer Christian Prokop could kick off.
After the first two days in the EM qualification Germany leads the group 5 with two wins. After a 35:24-start-up success against Portugal, the DHB selection in Switzerland 23:22 won. Slovenia is still undefeated. A few days later, the Slovenian selection 26:26 played in Portugal.
For the final round in Croatia (12. to 28. January 2018), winners and second each of the seven groups qualify as well as the best group journeys. The final EM qualification games of the German team in Portugal and against Switzerland will be held in June.
The memories of the German team to the Slovenes are good. In the year 2016, the teams met at the European Championship as well as at the Olympic Games in Rio. Both games won the “Bad Boys”.