On Thursday morning, national team manager Christian Berge confirmed to NTB that the last tests in his manager were also negative. These tested were taken on Wednesday.
18 European Championship troops have been hit with one or more cases. In addition, about 25 cases occur with coaches and managers.
Dansk TV2 has made an overview of the infection among the players. Germany tops with twelve. Poland is number two with nine. Both of these teams are Norwegian opponents in the main round. Croatia also has no cases.
Iceland sent three key players into isolation on Wednesday night after positive tests. The Icelanders meet Denmark on Thursday. On Thursday morning, more Icelandic players were isolated, the Icelandic Handball Association reports. One of them is the big star Aron Pálmarsson.
The Netherlands reported its first cases some hours before returns against France on Thursday.
Six teams, among them Norway and defending champions Spain, have so far not been infected. Sweden has had three men isolated in the last week and Denmark one.
– A farce, calls the Danish handball expert Bent Nyegaard EM.
On Thursday, the European Championships lasted for seven days. The championship continues for another week and a half with a medal match on Sunday next week. The corona infection makes the strength ratio between the layers can change from day to day. Both Germany and Croatia have brought in goalkeepers who had joined the national team.
Should Norway manage to stay completely away, it will probably be able to provide a significant sporting advantage eventually.
The Norwegian troop is very much to itself, avoids contact with outsiders in the hotel corridors as much as possible and is prohibited from using the elevator with anyone other than people from its own delegation. Mouthpieces are used almost all the time.
Several participants are also critical of the European Handball Federation (EHF) and the handling of the corona tests. The results often come hard sent and long after they are promised.