For the world championship in their own country, they prepared for 20 months with the new coach Michael Biegler . The DHB issued the semi-finals as the goal. Even in preparation, you had to cope with failures in the squad. The most important loss in the preparation was the half right Anne Hubinger . The home World Cup was canceled with a serious foot injury. Most of the games in preparation were won by the team. At the start of the World Cup, the coach named 15 players in order to have four options to nominate. The World Cup began on December 1, 2017 in Leipzig with a 28:15 win against Cameroon. This victory came at a price, however, with a cruciate ligament rupture from Kim Naidzinavicius . The coaching team took Alicia Stolle into the team for Kim Naidzinavicius for the second round match. This one won 23:18 against South Korea. In the third group game, there was a 22:22 draw against Serbia. In addition, the squad was filled to 16 players beforehand with Emily Bölk . The third victory was celebrated against China. For the last group game, Antje Lauenroth was replaced by Dinah Eckerle. In the decisive game for places 1 to 3, they clearly pulled the shorter with 23:31 against the Netherlands. As a result, they only reached third place in Group D. In the round of 16 they met in Magdeburg on the runners-up in Group C, the national team from Denmark. Already during the preliminary round you had to be content with a less than satisfactory number of goals. In the game against Denmark you failed again and again at the Danish goalkeeper Sandra Toft , which resulted in you being eliminated from the tournament at 17:21.
You can see the individual results at European championships.
By 1980, adidas took over the equipment of the handball national team of the Federal Republic of Germany. Then there were various other suppliers such as Puma , the Danish company Hummel and Nike . From 2004 to 2008 there was an equipment contract with Kempa , a subsidiary of Uhlsport . Just in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , adidas once again provided equipment for all national teams.
In contrast to national soccer teams, national handball teams have their own shirt sponsors. Until 2003, the fashion label Gin Tonic could be seen on the front of the national team's jerseys, later the fashion brand Gerry Weber , currently EZTrader.com. Another sponsor is the Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) auf den Hosen.