Some thoughts after not seeing one single game today
1. Doesn't it amaze you that Gjeding-Hansen were the couple to officiate 3 of the 4 important games for Spain? Korea, Romania and Norway were all in their hands and it isn't so amazing that only Norway survived. I had a lot of appreciation for these 2, but after our game against Spain and the scandal in the final moments of the Spain-Korea match, they make me sick. I feel like things were arranged for Spain to make it here.
2. Congrats to Romania for a hard fought comeback without Neagu. We were at -8 at one point, but I was so sure they can make it. It seems Romania has now the ablility of coming back easily when it's lead (we didn't have that until Tadici and it works even better now). Now we need the capability of holdig together during a complete tournament. Can we do that once again before let's say Neagu's generation will have it's good bye (say 5-7 years)?
3. Some classic games in the semifinals and the placement round: Norway-Russia (the eternal final these last years moved yet another time into the semifinals by the stubborn Spaniards), France-Spain (a to-die-for in the male section, not so intriguing, but still a tradition for the women's), Korea-Denmark (hehe, only nice handball memories about this one; these two teams must love each other), Romania-Germany (somewhat of a regular these last years; the last bronze final shifted back 4 places
) and Austria-Hungary (an interesting duel back in the old days, once again possible due to a good run for Austria).
I am also looking forwaard for the final games in the tournament and we might just see Russia world champions again...