However, they did not succeed, losing matches to both Iceland and Croatia. Instead of advancing to the main-round Denmark ended up playing for 5th place against Spain.
They won the placement match 34— In the final, Denmark lost against France This meant at the time, that France was able to hold all three major titles as reigning European Champions, Olympic Champions and also double World Champions.
However, in the main group, Denmark lost to both Serbia and Poland, proceeding to the main round with zero points, having only won against Slovakia.
This meant that Denmark had to win all of their matches and at the same time, they had to rely on other results in order to advance to the semi-finals.
Miraculously, results from other matches were in favor of Denmark. After a fierce and close match between Poland and Germany, Poland won 33— This meant that Denmark only had to beat Sweden in their final main round match, and they would go through to the semi-finals.
In the other semi-final, hosting nation Serbia met Croatia, a match Serbia won 26— In a low scoring match, Denmark won their second European Championship title after beating Serbia 21—19 in the final, thus becoming the first handball team ever claiming the European Championship title having carried zero points into the main round.
Despite having disappointed at the Olympics in London, Denmark was still among the top teams to win the World Champions title.
Winning all of their matches, they advanced safely to the 16th round where they had to meet Tunisia. Having no problems defeating Tunisia with the score of 30—23, Denmark reached the Quarterfinals where Hungary awaited.
After a splendid first half, leading 18—11, the second half was a more close affair, though Denmark managed to win 28—26, reaching the semi-finals for the second consecutive time in this tournament.
In the semi-finals, Denmark was seated with Croatia who had beaten the defending World Champions, France, in their semi-final.
Though the odds where in favor of Croatia, Denmark played their best match in the World Championship so far, winning 30—24 and securing their second consecutive World Championship final.
In the final, Denmark was up against hosting nation, Spain. The final became a horrendous game for Denmark, losing with a record-breaking 16 goals, and losing the title for the second time in a row, with Spain declared as winner of the tournament for the second time in history.
As vice world champions, defending European Champions and the advantage of home court, Denmark were among the favorites to win the tournament.
They won all of the matches in the preliminary round as well as the main round easily advancing to the semi-finals. Denmark met Croatia in the semi-final.
They beat Croatia, 29—27, but lost to the French national team in the finals, losing 41— This was the second time in a row, that Denmark lost a Championship, losing to Spain at the World Championship.
Then played in Group II in the main round the first match with a win over Hungary, also undefeated, played in the semi-finals.
A win over seven-time world champions France put them in the final. Denmark won their first world championship title over Norway with The team did not participate in the field handball tournament at the Olympics , but lost at the Olympics in a demonstration match against Sweden.
Med 9 vundne kampe kom Danmarks landshold i VM finalen mod Frankrig. I overtiden vandt Frankrig dog med Danmark deltog i EM som en af favoritterne til at vinde turneringen.
Danmark vandt klart over Sverige med resultatet og var dermed i semifinalen. I den anden semifinale vandt Serbien over Kroatien med Danmarks placeringer ved VM-slutrunderne: Danmarks placeringer ved EM-slutrunderne: Ulrik Wilbek Peter Bredsdorff-Larsen.
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