El Mundial de balonmano

Spain’s Ruben Arenas Garabaya scores during their World Handball Championships match against Egypt on January 19, 2011 in Kristianstad.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Ayer domingo terminó el Mundial de balonmano que se celebraba desde hace dos semanas en Suecia. Francia levantó la copa de campeón y la selección española consiguió un gran resultado imponiendose en la final de consolación ante el anfitrión. El balonmano es un deporte duro donde la defensa y el arbitraje tienen gran importancia. Tipos grandes saltan por los aires para conseguir meter el balón en una portería custodiada por un flexible cancerbero. Aquí tenéis una edición con algunas imágenes de lo que ha sido este Mundial de 2011.

View of the Malmo Arena taken during the 2011 Handball World Championship semifinal match Sweden vs France on January 28, 2011.    AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

SEC03 GOTEMBURGO (SUECIA), 15/1/2011.- El jugador chileno Patricio Martínez (d) intenta marcar un gol al guardameta surcoreano, Park Chan-Young (i), durante el partido Chile vs. Corea del Sur, del grupo D del Mundial de balonmano de Suecia 2011, en Gotemburgo, Suecia, hoy, sábado de enero de 2011. EFE/Adam Ihse. PROHIBIDO SU USO EN SUECIA

Germany’s Lars Kaufmann (top) scores in front of goalkeeper Mohamed A.Husain of Bahrain during their 22nd men’s Handball World Championships  match  Bahrain vs. Germany at the «Arena  Kristianstad» sports hall on January 16, 2011 in Kristianstad. Germany won 38-18. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

STO14. LINKOPING (SUECIA), 17/01/2011.- El entrenador de la selección austríaca de balonmano  gnus Andersson hoy, lunes 17 de enero de 2011, en el partido que su equipo disputa ante Austria correspondiente al mundial de balonmano que se disputó en Linkoping, Suecia. EFE/HELMUT FOHRINGER

France’s Cedric Sorhaindo scores during their 22st men’s Handball World Championships  match Egypt vs. France at the «Arena  Kristianstad» sports hall on January 16, 2011 in Kristianstad.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

STO14 – NORRKOPING (SUECIA), 15/01/2011.- El guardameta islandés, Bjorgvin Pall Gustavsson, celebra hoy, sábado 15 de enero de 2011, tras la anotación de un gol a Brasil durante un partido por el grupo B del Campeonato Mundial Masculino de balonmano en Norrkoping (Suecia). EFE / FREDRIK SANDBERG / PROHIBIDO SU USO EN SUECIA

France’s Guillaume Joli (R) scores against Bahrain’s goalkeeper Mohamed A.Husain during the 2011 22nd men’s Handball World Championships match France vs. Bahrain at the «sparbank arena» in Lund on January 17, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Egyptian players wait for the beginning of their men’s Handball World Championships match against France at the «Arena  Kristianstad» sports hall on January 16, 2011 in Kristianstad.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Spain’s Roberto Parrondo Garcia (C) tries to score in front of Egypt’s goalkeeper Karim Hendawy during their 22st men’s Handball World Championships match between Spain and Egypt at the Arena Kristianstad sports hall on January 19, 2011 in Kristianstad.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Egypt’s goalkeaper Karim Hendawy reacts after a goal during their men’s Handball World Championships match against Spain on January 19, 2011 in Kristianstad. Spain’s won 31-18.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

A child looks on before the 22nd men’s Handball World Championships match opposing Germany and Iceland at the «Kinnarps Arena» sports hall in Jonkoping on January 22, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

France’s Mickael Guigou (C) scores during their 22nd men’s Handball World Championships match France versus Iceland at the Kinnarps Arena sports hall on January 25, 2011 in Jonkoping. France won 34-38. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Spain’s Akizu Aguinagalde (C) attempts to score in front of goalkeaper Mohamed A.Husain of Bahrein (L) during their 22st men’s Handball World Championships match at the «Arena  Kristianstad» sports hall on January 14, 2011 in Kristianstad. Sweden hosts the World 2011 Handball Championships from 13 to 30 January 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Spain’s Roberto Parrondo Garcia (L) tries to score against goalkeaper Mohamed A.Husain of Barhein during their 22st men’s Handball World Championships  match at the «Arena  Kristianstad» sports hall on January 14, 2011 in Kristianstad. Sweden hosts the World 2011 Handball Championships from 13 to 30 January 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Sweden’s fans cheer during game against South Korea in the group D match at Men’s Handball World Championship in Gothenburg January 17, 2011.   REUTERS/Umit Bektas (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL)

Poland’s Bartlomiej Tomczak tries to score a goal against Chile’s Felipe Castillo during their group D match at the Men’s Handball World Championship in Gothenburg January 17, 2011.    REUTERS/Umit Bektas (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL)

Poland’s Marcin Lijewski celebrates with fans the team’s 25-20 victory over South Korea during their Group D match at the Men’s Handball  World Championship in Gothenburg January 18, 2011.    REUTERS/Umit Bektas (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)

Spain’s Roberto Parrondo Garcia (R) attempts to score against Egypt’s goalkeeper Belal Mabrouk during their group A match at the Men’s Handball World Championship in Kristianstad January 19, 2011.     REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL)

Unidentified Serbia’s player reacts after the game against Croatia in their group C match at the Men’s Handball World Championship in Malmo January 19, 2011.       REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)

Bjarte Myrhol (bottom) of Norway attempts to score against Jose Javier Hombrados Ibanez of Spain during their main round match at the Men’s Handball World Championship in Jonkoping January 22, 2011.      REUTERS/Umit Bektas (SWEDEN  – Tags: SPORT HANDBALL)

MAL85 MALMO (SUECIA) 30/1/2011.- Los jugadores franceses celebran tras proclamarase vencedores del Mundial de balonmano, en Malmo, Suecia, hoy, domingo, 30 de enero de 2011. La selección francesa de balonmano sumó su cuarto título de campeona del mundo, tras derrotar hoy a Dinamarca en la prórroga por 37-35 en la final del de Suecia 2011. EFE / PONTUS LUNDAHL PROHIBIDO SU USO EN SUECIA