Interview

Heiner Brand: "Anderer Termin wäre mir lieber gewesen"

An diesem Mittwoch beginnt die Handball-WM in Ägypten. Corona erschwert den Start. Dazu äußert sich der ehemalige Nationaltrainer Heiner Brand.

Der frühere Handball-Nationaltrainer Heiner Brand sieht den Start der WM kritisch.

Der frühere Handball-Nationaltrainer Heiner Brand sieht den Start der WM kritisch.

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Essen. Die Handball-WM hat begonnen, und einer, der eigentlich alles gesehen hat, ist zwiegespalten. Heiner Brand, 1978 als Spieler und 2007 als Bundestrainer Weltmeister, blickt mit gemischten Gefühlen auf das Turnier, in das Deutschland am Freitag gegen Uruguay (18 Uhr/ARD) einsteigen wird. Der 68-Jährige spricht über das Turnier in Coronazeiten, Kritik an Nationalspielern und die Chancen der deutschen Nationalmannschaft.

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