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Hungary beat Portugal in a tough match

In the last match of the day in Koprivnica, Hungary was better than Potugal. Miguel Neves brought a lead for Portugal, but Alex Bognar scored for a first tie. The first ten minutes were packed with fast action on both sides of the court (6:6). Fast breaks, stolen balls and …

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Magnificent Sweden overplayed Denmark and enter the Final

Sweden were a little bit faster, a little bit stronger, more enthusiastic and played with little more flair. In the first five minutes, Denish goalkeeper Svend B. Rughave had two amazing saves in a row, his teammates gained one-point lead (2:1) and that was the only time during the entire …

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Slovenia’s first win in Koprivnica

In the first match for the 9-12 placement, Slovenia beat Norway. In the first actions, both goalkeepers saved the opponents’ balls but, minutes after, Slovenia’s Tilen Groblenik scored the first goal in the match. The first scorer from the Norwegian side was Jorg William Fiala Gjermundnes in the fifth minute for 1:2 …

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Serbia powerless against favorites from Germany

Nikolić’s 11 scored goals weren’t enough for Serbia to defeat Germany The underdog of the match were Serbs. But still, they were determined to challenge Germany. Nikola Ćirović and Davor Čaušević were in charge for Juri Knorr. They had to make sure he doesn’t come in contact with the ball. Still, he managed …

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Russia convincing against Romania

In the second cross match for the 9-16 placement, Russia beat Romania. Russia was a better team at the start of the game. They were in the lead 3:1 by goals from Vet Chuan Suan and Ilia Beletsov. Romania was trying hard to catch up with their opponents and they …

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Perez Molina saved the day and led Spain to their victory!

It was a rough beginning of the first cross match for places 5 – 8. In the first five minutes, four yellow cards were given. Spain scored their first goal after three minutes, and France didn’t score until minute eight. Spain had a 2-point lead after first seven minutes (0:2), and although Antoine …

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Israel outplayed Poland

In the cross-match for entering into the battle for the 13th place, Israel met Poland. In the end, Israel won 30:20 Israel started with their 4-2 defense and that was keeping them in the game in the first five minutes of the match. Israel had few opportunities for advantage but …

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First Iceland’s defeat, but secure spot in the Semi finals

Although Iceland had four points and Spain had none, and although Iceland have secured their place in the Semi finals, and Spain had no chance to pass into the next round, Spain still wanted to end Main Round with the victory! Spain have found a solution to Iceland’s attack: deep 3-3 and …

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Croatia beat France for a place in the semis

The last match of the day saw a handball classic between France and Croatia. Croatia’s furious start brought them a four-goal lead after Fran Mileta’s shot from the seven-meter line and three fast reactions and precise shots which forced Eric Quintin to call a time out. Despite France’s Charles Bolzinger …

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Unstoppable Ludvig Hallback led Sweden into the Semi finals!

After 60 minutes long battle Sweden secured its place in the Semi finals! It was an excellent match opening for Sweden: with two fantastic saves in the first four minutes, Simon Moller gave his teammates a chance for the lead. Ludvig Hallback and Valter Chrintz used the opportunity and one after …

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