Frank Birkefeld, the IHF Managing Director, in an interview with Germany’s Handball Magazine expressed the following, "In 2004 the Koreans were fouled out of the victory obviously, so that I have this match already in bad memory." And he further states, “Denmark was not able to lose this match, because Korea was not allowed to win. I don´t want to say anything else to this."
Frank Birkefeld is scheduled to retire from his post at the end of September. He has worked 17 years for the IHF, including the last 12 as the Managing Director.
Article from Handball-World: http://www.handball-world.com/o.red.c/news.php?GID=2&auswahl=4008
IHF Article on Birkefeld Retirement: http://www.ihf.info/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=845
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