Three Parisians European Champions

After defeating Denmark 33-31 in the final of the competition, Elohim Prandi and Luka and Nikola Karabatic were crowned European champions with the French team this evening in Cologne.

Up against the Danes, three-time world champions, the French team, made up of three Parisians, won their fourth European title with a score of 33-31 in Cologne (Germany).

Ten years after their last continental title, Les Bleus are now the second most successful nation in the competition with four titles, behind Sweden (5), whom they beat in the semi-final (34-30).

This is Nikola Karabatic's fourth European Championship title (2006, 2010, 2014, 2024) and his sixth continental medal, having won bronze in 2008 and 2018.

His brother and French captain, Luka Karabatic, won his second gold medal in this event, following on from the one he won in 2014.

For Elohim Prandi, this is his first international title with the French team. Paris Saint-Germain's number 71 scored 4 goals in the final of the competition.

Andreas Palicka is the fourth Parisian to win a medal in this competition. The Red and Blue goalkeeper won the bronze medal this afternoon, following Sweden's 34-31 victory over Germany.

« I wish to congratulate Elohim Prandi, Luka et Nikola Karabatic, our three Parisian European handball champions. It has been fantastic to watch them contribute throughout the competition, and we are very proud of the decisive role they played in victories that will go down in the history of handball. This success for Les Bleus also means an 11th international gold medal for Nikola Karabatic, a true legend of world sport, who we will be able to admire in the Rouge et Bleu jersey until the end of his career next Summer. »

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman of Paris Saint-Germain

"I'm so proud to see three Paris Saint-Germain players become European champions! Their performance and that of the entire French team is immense. Les Bleus dominated the continent's greatest nations to win this fourth European title for French handball."

Thierry Omeyer, General Manager of Paris Saint-Germain Handball


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