Before the German handballers’opening game against Uruguay, DHB President Andreas Michelmann once again defended the World Cup in Egypt despite the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
“I am glad that the World Championship is taking place. We’ve known about the Coronavirus for over a year now. It is time we learned not only to talk about Corona, but also to live with Corona,”said the head of the German Handball Association in an interview with the”Central German Newspaper”.
For the 61-year-old local politician from Asher Life, it is therefore legitimate, that the final round opened on Wednesday will take place with 32 teams as planned for the first time.” Just as we all assume that truck drivers continue to transport freight, people in the supermarket sit at the checkout and workers maintain production, so is a World Cup tournament,”said Michelmann.
It is clear, however, that the health of all involved is of high importance. From his point of view, the conditions have been satisfactorily modified by the organiser in recent weeks, even at the insistence of DHB.” The fact that the tournament takes place in this form is, in my opinion, to be justified and justified,”stressed Michelmann. The German team starts in the World Cup on Friday against Uruguay.