Sweden was the host of the 2011 world championship, since I was a handball player during my early years and I had some trips to play tournaments in Spain, Dominic Republic and Portugal, it was a must for me to go and watch some of this games.
The group B was playing in Linköping, I went the 17th January to see the matches:
HUNGARY 36 24 BRAZIL
NORWAY 33 27 AUSTRIA
ICELAND 36 22 JAPAN
Then I went with my friends Zlatan and his girlfriend Svjletana to Malmö to watch Croatia and Serbia (24-24) playing, and Denmark against Algeria (35-27). It was nice to see this Arena, where the last match was played.
I also went for another match in Linköping, the closing of the group which was leaded by Island. so the matches of the 20th of january in Linköping where:
BRAZIL 32 33 JAPAN
ICELAND 29 22 NORWAY
AUSTRIA 30 32 HUNGARY
However, I wanted to see the current world champion france playing, so I went to Jonköping the 25th of January and got to see the matches:
GERMANY 25 35 NORWAY
SPAIN 30 24 HUNGARY
FRANCE 34 28 ICELAND
I almost miss them because I forgot to bring my ticket, lucky for me they accepted the PDF that I had in my phone that could display the barcode to be scanned at the entrance. But even better for me was to get to see this high quality matches where Germany, Spain and France were playing. At the end of the day on my way back waiting for the bus in a bar drinking a beer, I ran into the whole spanish team celebrating their victory against Hungary. Lucky for me they were really nice and I got to share some words with some of them talking about the tournament and my past life as a handball player.
The tournament was one of the most greatest experience in my life, first time I get to see this top players of handball, it was a dream that came true. The final game was full of emotions when France and Denmark played an extra time to define the world cup for France again. Sweden and Spain defined the 3rd place for Spain.
3/4 SWEDEN 23 24 SPAIN 30/01 14:30 Malmö
1/2 FRANCE 37 35 DENMARK 30/01 17:00 Malmö