The Belgian handbalmannen are turned off in the preliminary round of the world cup 2019. The Red Wolves lost Sunday with a 33-30 of the Netherlands and grab as next group’s profit and the ticket for a double-barrageduel to a place at the world cup.
Belgium had to win in Sittard to leader the Netherlands is the first place in group 5 to be disposed of. But when the rest were watching the troops of coach Yerime Sylla already at a 17-14 deficit.
At the end of October Belgium opened the group stage with a draw in Turkey (27-27) and a close loss at home against Orange (25-26). Earlier this month it was twice won of Greece (33-28, and 24-26), and was in Leuven also Turkey for the axe (27-21).
Belgium ends the group after six days as the second behind the Netherlands in June play-offs should finish to a spot at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 in Denmark and Germany.
Coach Sylla throws in the towel after the missed qualification
The Frenchman Yérime Sylla stops as coach of the Belgian handbalmannen. That he decided Sunday, after the 33-30 defeat against the Netherlands. By that loss handle Belgium in addition to a ticket for the barrages to be able to participate in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019.
Sylla (48) says his mission as accomplished, to consider and want to fully focus on his job as coach at the French club Cresson-Rennes. He is still available for ‘remote’ advice to give to the Red Wolves.
“The Belgian union wants Yérime and his assistant (which also stops) thank for the enormous work they the past few years have performed”, says back Piet Moons in a first reaction.
Also player Thomas Cauwenberghs made Sunday his retirement from the national team is known.