Defending champions SC Magdeburg are in the final of the Club World Cup in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. In the semifinals, the German champions defeated the Egyptian record champion Al-Ahly from Cairo 36:28 (18:17) and, like last year, are aiming for the global club crown.
Magdeburg, whose best thrower was Omar Ingi Magnusson with eight goals, could win the fifth German title at the Club World Cup on Sunday (7.30 p.m. CEST).
As in the previous year, the opponent is FC Barcelona, who literally outclassed KS Kielce from Poland with national goalkeeper Andreas Wolff at 39:28 (16:11).
The Club World Cup, held for the first time in 1997, was won by THW Kiel (2011) and Füchse Berlin (2015/2016) before Magdeburg. Nine times the title went to Spain, five times to record champion Barcelona.
The only non-German or Spanish triumph was provided by Al Sadd from Qatar (2002) – at that time in a system of everyone against everyone in front of Magdeburg.