France dash Brazilian hopes in 34-27 QF win
Brazil faced the incredibly tall task of taking down handball giants, France. After holding them level for the first half, Brazil just could not hold on in the second half.
The first few minutes looked a bit ominous for Brazil as France quickly jumped to a three goal lead, but Alexandro Pozzer led his team to quickly get a rhythmn going and slow down France in transition. Brazil was very quick to reorganize themselves on defense, forcing France to find creative ways to move the ball around the perimeter.
Michael Guigou’s excellence from the wing in the first half is what really bothered Brazil. His presence and excellent touch on the ball caught Brazil off guard several times as he expertly poached from the wing and into scoring position.