Added by Tania Sullivan on February 1, 2011
France won on Sunday the Male World Championship, holding the forth handball world title in history, while becoming the third country that had such a performance, which was until now held by only two countries, Sweden, in 1954, 1958, 1990 and 1999, and Romania, in 1961, 1964, 1970 and 1974.
This Sunday, France won the male handball World Championship in Malmo after it beat Denmark with 37-35, and 15-12, 31-31 respectively.
Although France lead in the finals, towards the end of the game Denmark, former 2008 champion, managed to bring the score to a deuce and put the game into extra time.
In extra time, the Northerns took over, with 33-32, but Sweden’s best player in the tournament Nikola Karabatic, marked for France, giving both teams equal odds once again. France took over with 37-35, taking with them the forth world title in history after the ones it took in 1995, 2001 and 2001.
The small finals saw Spain facing the representative of the host country, Sweden, with a 24-23 score.
In 2015, the Female Handball World Championship will take place in Denmark, whereas the male championship in Qatar, announced the International Handball League. Qatar will be the only non-European host in the last 10 years, since the last championship held outside of Europe was in 2005, in Tunisia.