The former handball player ends his commitment to the Bundesliga after more than ten years. At the FIFA World Cup in France, Australia is leading – Brazil starts convincingly. England is third in the League of Nations.
Handball, Leipzig: Stefan Kretzschmar (46), a former national player, is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Bundesliga Handball Club SC DHfK Leipzig. This announced the former world-class handball player on Monday at Pentecost on social networks. "After ten years, I will finish my job at SC DHfK Leipzig this summer," wrote Kretzschmar. He will "pause for the moment and then perhaps devote me to a new challenge". Kretzschmar has been involved with the Saxons for almost ten years. The club has risen during that time from the league to the Bundesliga. Since 2015, Leipzig plays in the highest German league. Last season finished the SC in eleventh place. "We have joined forces to form a well-established Bundesliga club from the 5th league in recent years," writes Kretzschmar: "With the characters, this year's new recruits, the best team from Leipzig that results and fans at the back see the bright future. "
World Cup, preliminary round: England and Brazil started with the World Cup victories in France, while the highly traded Australians had a big disappointment at first. The Matildas lost in Group C despite a 1-0 lead against 1: 2 (1: 0) against Italy. The Brazilian squeezed ahead of Brazil, who beat Jamaica with three goals from Cristiane 3-0 (1-0). England won the night in the British D group duel against the Scottish team with a score of 2: 1 (2: 0). Captain Samantha Kerr (22) had led the Australians to Valenciennes, but Barbara Bonansea's two-man win gave Italy the lead (56./90. +5).
In Grenoble, Brazilian midfielder Formiga opened the scoring with a send-off: at the age of 41 and 48 days, she became the oldest player in the history of the Cup of the world. His seventh final round also means a record. Cristiane scored goals from eight to ten (15th / 50th / 64th), Andressa (38th) missed a penalty. Australia and Brazil meet Thursday in Montpellier.
England has taken up position in Montpellier as title contender. Nikita Parris converted a handball penalty into video evidence (14th) for the 2015 World Cup championship, while Ellen White grabbed one of the many chances to score him 2-0. Scotland crossed Claire Emslie (79) in a phase of English weakness. The other opponents of both teams are Japan and Argentina.
Nations League: The World Cup semi-finalists, England, were third in the Premiership of the League of Nations. Head coach Gareth Southgate defeated Switzerland on Sunday at Guimaraes after scoreless minutes with 6: 5 on penalties. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who had converted earlier, countered the decisive shot by Josip Drmic (Borussia Mönchengladbach). England was superior for 120 minutes, scoring four times the post or crossbar, including very early (Harry Kane / 2nd) and very late (Raheem Sterling / 117th). Gladbach's Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Sommer, held the strong keeper of Gladbach.
Basketball, BBL: Alba Berlin followed Bayern Munich in the final of the Bundesliga Basketball (BBL) and defeated the reigning champion in the revenge of the previous year's final to take revenge. The eight-time German champions won at EWE Baskets Oldenburg 100: 89 (47:43) and thus in the third match of the semifinal series. Bayern have already qualified 3-0 against Rasta Vechta on Saturday.
"It was a tough match for us – from start to finish we had to put in a lot of effort and are now happy to be in the final," said Berlin coach Aito Garcia. Reneses. Alba had lost the final series 2018 with 2: 3, the last title of Berlin is already eleven years. In the regular season, Bayern won both narrow contests in December. The first final will take place next Sunday (18h / MagentaSport) in Munich.
European Qualifying Championship, France: The Turkish national team has put a stop to the dreams of qualifying for the European Championship of the World Champion of France. In the group H match at Konya, Dusseldorf defender Kaan Ayhan scored a header in the 30th minute, the first defeat of the French in the third qualifying match. Ten minutes later, Cengiz Ünder of AS Roma imposed 2-0 (2-0).
The French, who started with all their strength, were more lethargic from the start than the hosts, who seemed even more aggressive in the duels and rightly reached both goals. After the break, Kingsley Coman celebrated a year and a half ago FC Bayern Munich, champion of Germany, who was making a comeback in the playoffs of the national team but did not failed to turn around. Turkey is now leading the group ahead of France and Iceland (1-0 against Albania) with new points in three matches, each with six points. Next Tuesday, France could equal again points. The world champion receives the team from Andorra, Turkey must compete in Iceland.