And the second part of the day was spent in ... the Håkons Hall! Not so many Norwegian people, at least at the beginning:

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First game: France-Nederlands (23-21) ! Defense:

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Attack !!!

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Hungary - Ukraine (26-25):

... hum ... attack ... ?

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Support!

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Pray ...

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And last but not least, Norway-Sweden !!!

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Many supporters, and among them: His Majesty King Harald ! (about 10 rows above us)

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Start of the game:

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Doubt:

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Hopes:

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Doubt:

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And the final result was a Norwegian defeat: 19-24. The Norwegian team was missing some of her key players, due to a stomach virus, but recognized some errors anyway. Losing in front of the King, against those #%#&#  Swedish was of course a huge loss for the whole country, and there were even rumors about some psychological help proposed to the players ;-)

Norway promised to kick Swedish asses back in finals -> New strategies ?: 

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Let's just wait and see ...

Anyway: HEIA NORGE !