The Dutch handball women suffered a big defeat in the run-up to next week’s world championship. Norway was 36-21 too strong for the team of national coach Monique Tijsterman in the Asane Arena in Bergen. Halfway through, Norway already led 19-11.
Estavana Polman came in for the Orange after twenty minutes of play. The construction player conquered the world title with the Dutch team almost two years ago. She was chosen as the best player of that World Cup in Japan. Six months later, Polman tore the cruciate ligament of her right knee. After months of rehabilitation, she returned to the Dutch selection at the beginning of this year, but in May she suffered another knee injury that required surgery. Polman therefore missed the Games in Tokyo.
Based on how Polman gets through the practice matches this week, it will be determined whether she will participate in the World Cup.
The Netherlands will play a practice match against Russia on Saturday and South Korea will be the opponent on Sunday.
Big defeat of handball players in practice match with Norway
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