After a hard-fought match against the steadfast Hungarians, the French team took advantage of extra time to win their place in the semi-finals of the World Handball Championships.
Despite a difficult start to the match (1-7 down after 11 minutes), the French demonstrated their grit and self-sacrifice to get back in the game, with Michael Guigou fully assuming his role as team captain to get France back on track.
For this 14th semi-final in their history, Les Bleus will have to overcome Sweden to win their place in the final of this world championship competition: a formidable opponent as they already know so well!
To follow the France-Sweden semi-final: tune in on Friday, January 29th at 5:30pm unencrypted on the TMC TV channel and live on beIN SPORTS.
A major partner of handball, the Caisse d'Epargne has been supporting the French men's and women's handball teams since January 2015. To follow the match and read all the news about the French men's handball team, visit the Esprit Handball Facebook page and the @EspritHandball Twitter feed.