Motor Zaporozhye’s scouts have quite a bit to determine any more: How will the Wolves of Rimpar play their fast counter-assault? How robust was Coburg in the defensive block, how robust was HC Elbflorenz? From September, the champion of the Ukrainian sequence will face a sequence of beforehand unknown opponents, as the membership will play for a yr in the second German handball league.
It looks like a daring experiment – and one among the higher sorts.
More importantly, permitting a Chinese team to play in Germany’s regional soccer league (and securing beneficial advertising and marketing rights in the Far East in return) is a transfer that may assist soccer in a really totally different means than it thought a number of years in the past. Since the begin of the warfare, the sport of handball is not possible in Ukraine. No one is aware of when it’s going to begin once more; Zaporozhye gamers and their households now have at the least one prospect: the metropolis of Dusseldorf will present the team with a house area, in addition to lodging and meals. The predominant sponsor stays the Ukrainian engine producer membership. If his work is attacked, the German Bundesliga (HBL) and worldwide associations will wish to step in to assist.
SG did not stand an opportunity when Flensburg traveled to Zaporizhia in December
Although the Zaporozhye video games are faraway from the battle for promotion and relegation, the positives in any other case outweigh the negatives: the German membership has one other sport at dwelling – in opposition to a prime team that in any other case operates in utterly totally different fields. And Zaporozhye? Can solely play handball. As one among the many Ukrainian golf equipment involved about their existence at the second. Is this unfair? You may additionally say: At least some normalcy to select from.
There are nonetheless unanswered questions, reminiscent of: What will occur if the Ukrainian league resumes in the meantime – will it accomplish that with or with out Zaporozhye? It can be doable to debate whether or not the classification in the Bundesliga doesn’t make sense from a sporting standpoint. Zaporozhye – Ukrainian handball heavyweight; the team is the nationwide champion since 2013, the team is sort of the similar as the nationwide team. Zaporizhia is an everyday visitor of the Champions League and has typically crossed paths with German groups: SG Flensburg-Handewitt suffered a 22:31 defeat in December.
But no, there isn’t a probability in the Bundesliga. The HBL has reported that the taking part in schedules are too tight and can’t be met by the worldwide commitments of many golf equipment. Such a transfer can be an excessive amount of of an experiment, particularly since a small downside has been solved in the second division. The variety of golf equipment is barely slowly shrinking as the discount because of Corona has stopped. 19 groups had been scheduled for the upcoming season – one membership needed to take a sport day break. Thanks to Zaporizhzhia, 20 groups are actually taking part, which simplifies the design of the schedule.
An even stranger situation may occur: If Motor Zaporozhye receives a Champions League wildcard from the European Federation (EHF), the second German league team will begin in the premier class. It may even imply: Zaporozhye is making ready for the Champions League in opposition to Rimpar.