Golden League organised in Oslo, Norway in Nadderud Arena.
Participants: France, Denmark, Iceland, Norway
France arrived without the Karabatic brothers, but O’Meyer, Narcisse, Fernandez, Abalo or Sorhaindo is a part of the team preparing in Oslo.
Denmark has also a squad with some key players, Landin, Hansen, Eggert, Lindberg, Toft Hansen or Nöddesbö are all in the team.
First day -Friday:
Denmark – France 23 – 22 (13 – 10)
Interesting encounter between Denmark and France, balanced match, mostly Danish lead during the first half. Denmark leads 13-10, after Mikkel Hansen, Niklas Landin and Rasmus Lauge showed some exciting handball moments in front of a half full Nadderud Arena.
Second part of the game was spiced with several saves of Landin, Norwegian spectators was thrilled over a quality handball showed by the two teams. Th eyoung French team managed to work themselves back into the game and the final result was 23 – 22.
Best players of the game:Mikkel Hansen (Denmark) and Thierry Omeyer (France)
Topscorers: Mikkel Hansen (Denmark) 4 goals and Kentin Mahe 4 goals
Norway – Iceland 27 – 28 (15 – 15)
Topscorers: Espen Lie Hansen 7, Magnus Jøndal 6, Kent RobinTønnesen 5 (Norway) and Aron Palmarsson 8, Gudjor Valur Sigurdsson 6 (Iceland)
First half where Norway are in lead during 25 minutes, Iceland equalizes at 155-15, before the break. In the second part of the match Norway took the control of the game, leading by four goals at 21 – 17, but Iceland came back and with fantastic performance of Gustafsson in the goal, managed to win the match, by one goal.
Second day, Golden League:
France – Iceland 23 – 25 (15 – 13)
Topscorers: Timothy N’Guessan (FRA) 5 goals and Aron Palmarsson, Runar Karasson, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (ISL) 4 goals each
Norway – Denmark 28 – 33 (14 – 17)
Topscorers: Kristian Björnsen (NOR) 6 goals and Casper Mortensen (DEN) 8 goals