- Switzerland wins the final World Cup main round match against Algeria with 27:24 (15:13).
- For the handball national team it is the third success in the title fights in Egypt after the victories against Austria and Iceland.
- Even before the game against the North Africans, Michael Suter’s team had no chance of participating in the quarter-finals.
The Swiss handball players threw everything into the balance again in the last game at the World Cup. The fact that the national team could no longer reach the knockout phase did not matter. Michael Suter’s team knew: If they win against Algeria, they will finish the World Cup in the first half of the ranking with 32 participants.
And the Swiss never left any doubt that they would achieve this goal. After a 2-goal lead at the break, the Swiss increased their cushion to 6 goals by the 40th minute.
Because they couldn’t hit another goal for 8 minutes after that, the North Africans came up to 3 goals again. Ultimately, however, the victory was never really in danger.
Only exciting at the beginning
The best thrower among the Swiss was again playmaker Andy Schmid, who contributed 9 goals to the success, 6 of them before the break.
The Swiss goalkeeper again delivered an excellent performance with 14 saves, having already shone in the previous games.
On Monday, the national team, which only recently moved into the field due to corona-related cancellations by other nations, will travel back to Switzerland.