There are no surprises at the start of the Handball World Cup! In an open game, host Poland is defeated by the star troop from France by 24:26 (13:14). The hosts leave too much in crucial situations. The game in the ticker log.

The most important things in brief: record champion France started the Handball World Championship with a difficult work victory. The six-time title holder prevailed in Wednesday’s opening game against co-hosts Poland by 26:24 (14:13). Other rivals in Group B are Slovenia and Saudi Arabia. The best thrower for the winner was Dika Mem from Champions League winner FC Barcelona with six goals.

The wait is finally over. The very first game at the Handball World Championship is kicked off. France will meet Poland in the opening game of the Handball World Championship 2023 this Wednesday, January 11. The game will kick off at 9 p.m. at Spodek in Katowice, Poland.

It’s been almost five years since France and Poland last met. France was able to prevail in the game with 26:25. Of the eight duels with the French, the Poles have only been able to win one.

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