Denmark's 1992 Euro champions didn't actually qualify for the tournament at first. They were a last-minute replacement, then went on to win it all, including a 2-0 win over Germany in the final.
At the 2016 European championship, the Icelandic national team surprised everbody by reaching the quarterfinals. This summer, Iceland will be looking to pull off another surprise – at the World Cup in Russia.
Germany's title defense at the EHF European Championship may be done after they lost their first match of the main round to Denmark. Their fate now lies in the hands of the other teams in their group.
The Netherlands overcame England to perhaps upset the odds, but delight the home crowd. Earlier, Denmark made history by reaching their first European Championship final, beating Austria on penalties.
Germany made an impressive start to the group stage this year's European Championship, defeating Montenegro 32-19 at Croatia's Zagreb Arena. The Germans are aiming to defend the European title they won in 2016.
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