France beat us 28-23. Shit. Iceland started off well, but the game bottomed out for us after about 15 minutes, as soon as France took a significant lead. Have to say, though, they deserved to win – they were a well-oiled machine and their goalkeeper was outstanding.
Some Danish reporter said yesterday that he worried that the Iceland wasn’t hungry enough – that they were already satiated after winning the silver. – Or perhaps they lacked the conviction that we really could be the best. Or maybe France was just a better team [plus they were just so damn good looking!].
Meanwhile, pop. France 62 million, pop. Iceland 300 thousand. And we take the silver medal, so no whining!!
[PS I do believe this is the first handball game I’ve ever watched in its entirety. Never thought I’d be writing about a sports match in this way. At least that’s a first!]