The Dutch handball players have won against Russia in the run-up to the World Cup. In an exhibition game, the Orange squad was too strong for the losing finalist at the Olympic Games last summer and the number three of the 2019 World Cup with 32-29.
The Dutch handball players are preparing this week with a four-country tournament in Norway for the World Handball Championship, which starts for the Orange on December 3. Earlier this week, the Netherlands fell hard in a friendly match against the host country of the exhibition tournament (36-21).
The Netherlands immediately took the initiative against the Russian team. The team of national coach Monique Tijsterman was in the lead for almost the entire game. Just after the break, with a score of 18-11, the gap between the two countries was widest.
Russia is coming back
Russia came back strong and the score was tied again at 21-21, but then the Orange recovered. The Netherlands continued to run further and eventually won the game by three points.
Dione Housheer was the top scorer of Orange against Russia with eight hits. Danick Snelder and Bo van Wetering both scored five goals.
Handball players in the run-up to the World Cup too strong for top country Russia
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