FINAL: France aiming for a new record


29 January 2017

If France beat Norway in final this Sunday afternoon, they will become the 10th national team to win a World Championship with only wins on their record. Former world champions that have achieved this before are Germany in 1938, Sweden in 1954 and 1958, Romania in 1964, Czechoslovakia in 1967, USSR in 1982, Yugoslavia in 1986, Russia in 1997 and France in 2001.

A win against Norway would mean the French team would be among the few national teams which accomplished this feat twice, with Sweden and Russia (ex-USSR). France would also become the first team to do it twice at home.