Les Bleus pull through against Switzerland
After consecutive wins over Norway and Austria, France had to fight right to the final seconds to get the better of a feisty Swiss side (25-24).
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🇫🇷🇨🇭 Les Bleus s'imposent difficilement face à la Suisse...
... mais font le plein avant le tour principal : 3 victoires en 3 matchs ! #HandAction #FRASUI https://t.co/0V8olntJZz
PARISIANS IN THE MATCH
In 16 minutes of court time, Nedim Remili managed to score a goal and provide an assist for pivot Luka Karabatic, who had scored two goals the previous night. Wesley Pardin's 20th-minute injury brought Vincent Gerard into the gamed the Parisian goalkeeper made a typically efficient 10 saves at a rate of 42%, including some particularly cubical ones towards the end of the match.
France now head into the main round in Group F and will prepare to take on Portugal, Iceland and Algeria. Their first main-round opponents will be Algeria, at 18:00 on Wednesday, before Friday's clash with Iceland (18:00) and Sunday's encounter with Portugal (20:30).
(Credits: S. Pillaud/FFHandball)