World Championship Handboll

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Dressed for Handboll World Championship

The two last weeks before Christmas can be hectic if you are trapped in the Christmas prepare trap.  This year we wanted to avoid stress, baking, cleaning and all those christmas prepering things.  We wanted to do something for fun, a Christmas present to us from us.  My friends and I are five former handboll players and we have been talking about going to Europe or World Chamoionship in Handboll for some years now.

The Norwegian`s womens team have for the last 10-12 years topped the championships.  I were the only one who had been to St. Petersburg, so we decidet that this year is the year.  This is the year for us former handboll players to support our team and bring back glory and honour  to Norway the days before Christmas.

Norwegian supporters
  Oh, we were so wrong, so wrong..............................

The first days of the championship the Norwegian team played good handboll, and we were exited to follow the players in the importante games.  We arrived and was certain of having atleast 3 games infront of us.  The team just had to beat Croatia, and then the way to silver or gold was open.  We counted on meeting Russia in the finale.

Do not EVER take a victory for granted before the battle is done!!!  Croatia beated Norway with one goal, one goal!!  Norway was out of the championship!!! 

Ok, what to do?  We had to support another team.  The Danish team was still in the championship, so why not support them?  The Danish supporters were few, and the Norwegina supporters counted about 400, the Danish were glad to have us on their side.  Usually we are the enemyes, but we wanted to see the games, and we had to have a team to support.

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Dressed for Handboll World Champio…
Dressed for Handboll World Champi…
Norwegian supporters
Norwegian supporters
Playing national hymn
Playing national hymn
Norway - Croatia
Norway - Croatia
Ohhhhhhh Croatia won the game :o(
Ohhhhhhh Croatia won the game :o(
Crazy Norwegian supporters.  Norwa…
Crazy Norwegian supporters. Norw…
Security on top
Security on top
Norwegian Danish supporters
Norwegian Danish supporters