The Dutch national team, whose ranks include BVB players Yara ten Holte, Zoë Sprengers and Harma van Kreij (out with injury), lost their fifth-place play-off at the European Handball Championship 37-32 to Sweden.

While Ten Holte made six saves, Sprengers managed to find the net on four occasions – her best haul at this European Championship. The sixth-place finish means the Netherlands can qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup. 

The German team, which includes Black & Yellows Alina Grijseels and Lisa Antl, will find out whom they will go up against in the play-offs in April in Saturday's draw. The German women's handballers finished the European Championship in seventh place.