Preview MNE – FRA
Bojana Popovic (MNE) is one to watch in the semi-final.
Both national teams celebrated great success in their Main Round groups, so the opener of the Final Round tomorrow, which will decide 5th and 6th place, is expected to be a great clash between Montenegro and France.
Montenegro were the only team of the tournament, so far, to defeat joint-hosts Denmark, and with this great success Dragan Adzic’s team are looking forward to playing against their French counterparts with great enthusiasm.
Preview ROU – SWE
Oana Manea (ROU) and Isabell Gulldén (SWE)
The Danish-Norwegian EHF EURO 2010 has proven to be a great success for the Scandinavian teams, as besides the joint-hosts, Sweden have also qualified for the semi-final.
The fourth team is Romania, who’ve played a nice tournament so far and with ease managed to reach the final weekend.
In the first semi-final, coach Radu Voina’s team will face Sweden, the surprise team of the tournament.
Preview DEN – NOR
Ann Grete Nørgaard (DEN) and Mari Kristine Molid (NOR)
12,500 spectators and two nations are in excitement before the big game between the two EHF EURO joint-hosts Denmark and Norway.
Handball fever has spread in both countries before the semi-final in Herning, and over 2,000 Norwegian fans are expected.
They will have to carry out a tough cheering battle on the stands against the frenetic Danes, which is going to be as difficult as for the players on the court.
Eight times EHF Women’s EURO titles have been up for grabs, and seven times the gold medal was given to Denmark or Norway, with the only exception of the year 2000, when Hungary won Gold.
photos Janos Schmidt