Good memories, played handball and floorball as a kid, our practice facility was the same as Redbergslids senior team, basically grew up in that arena and you'd meet Wislander, Löfgren, Gentzel, Vranjes, etc, every day.
In 10mins time Ivano Balić (the greatest of all time) and Venio Losert will most likely start their last game for Croatian national team, hopefully they'll go out as winners, because they deserve that.
I'd take these French, just because of their defense. And also, they're big game players. Almost every one of them steps it up in crunch time, unlike our guys.
They have the world best defensive player in Dinart and 3 world players on the year (Karabatic, Omeyer, Gille).
I'd say their weakest link is left-wing, and even there they're superb.
I'd picture the 4 best all time teams like this, in order:
As for Croatia's left-wing, since Cavar, it's all been "decent" or "good".
Kaleb, Sprem, Nincevic, Strlek... Are all "good" players, but none of them came close to ever equaling the threat we had in Dzomba on the other wing for years.
And as for Horvat, he was "okay".
But Cupic has that special energy when he scores, gets under the opponents skin, lifts the team up... Horvat doesn't have that.
Sad to see Balic go out like this, I hope they win bronze for him.
The guy is the GOAT, after all (and I don't think I'm being subjective here, he's been voted that numerous times on different international sites and magazines).
So you're saying the Swedish 90s were not big game players?