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France win fifth World Champion’s crown!

France won the fifth gold medal in the history by beating the host team, Qatar, 25:22 (14:11)  in the final match of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Doha. One of the best handball generations ever won the great battle after tremendous 60 minutes in front of 17.000 enthusiastic fans at LUSAIL Multipurpose Arena in Doha. The French coach Claude Onesta and his players, once again, repeated memorable achievement by winning the double crown consisted of the World and European gold in a row, together with Olympic gold from London 2012.

Qatari team provided a serious resistance to the strong French team, which advantage was in danger until the last few minutes, when domestic right wing Abdulla Al-Karbi missed to chances to make finish more interesting…

The TOP scorer was Nikola Karabatic with five goals for the home team, while Zarko Markovic netted two more for the host silver nation…


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