Many teams in final race for eight tickets
The Men’s EHF EURO 2024 Qualifiers will conclude on an action-packed Sunday with 16 matches deciding the final group rankings and the last eight tickets to the final tournament in Germany.
Croatia, Norway, Serbia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and France are the teams already qualified ahead of round 6, along with the current EURO title holders Sweden, EHF EURO 2022 medallists Spain and Denmark, and hosts Germany.
Apart from all the top two teams in each group, the four best third-ranked teams will also advance to the final tournament in Germany.
The EHF EURO Cup will also conclude, with Sweden and Denmark to meet to decide the title.
We know we need to be on our toes to beat Finland, and that is obviously our ambition. If we manage to secure the top spot in the group, it will give us a solid foundation for the championship in Germany.
We want to end this international break with a win. The next match is at home in Slovenia, which is an additional motivation to play in front of the home fans and finish the qualification victoriously, and then wait for the draw for the European Championship.
After the defeat against Poland we must be smart, be calm and stick together. We must play to the max, we know we are going to do it playing against the best team in the world, at their home, but we have done many good things and we must try again.
We use these matches to test things and see what works and what doesn't, so that we know what to continue working on towards the EHF EURO 2024. It certainly gives us extra motivation that we will play in front of a sold-out arena in Herning. We all want to give our fans a good experience. So, I don't have to do much to cheer the players up; it comes completely by itself.