SWEDEN REACH MAIN ROUND

Sweden Didn’t Have Mercy For The Host Team

The home crowd at the W17 EHF Euro Macedonia didn’t have any reason to be cheerful at the first game for their team because Macedonian handball team lost against Sweden with 32-16 (14-11).

They were equal opponent only for 20 minutes, when the result still was tied at 8-8. But then Sweden made the first breakthrough in this match scoring 6 and conceding only one goal. Still, Macedonian girls managed to make things better until the halftime and bring the result to 14-11.

The first ten minutes of the second half were just an introduction of the Swedish incredible run that happened from 40th to 55th minute. They managed to keep their sheet clean scoring 9 consecutive goals and that brought them to a lead of 28-14. The final 32-16 was the biggest difference of the match.

Stankiewicz and Flodman scored 5 goals each for the winning team, while Gichevska and Velkova combined 4 each.

HEAD COACH OF SWEDEN, ERIK …

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Slovenia Finishes in Top-5, Beating Exhausted Croatians

Slovenia was better prepared and had more energy to overcame Croatia and win the 5th place at the european handball championship. In the neighbors derby Slovenians won 24-22 showing persistence and character.

The match was tough at the start, goals were difficult to score, and defenses were strong at the both sides. Slovenia was the first to make a difference with more than one goal (8-6) and even though Croatia came back from that, Slovenians still were leading by two goals at the break, 11-9.

Croatia managed to come back and make it anyone’s game, but soon the lack of energy in their team was obvious. In the final minutes Slovenia kept the aggression in their defense, and stopped every move of their opponent. That was the recеpie for a comfortable lead by 3 in the dying minutes, 24-21, ant the path to the victory.

Anika Strnad was the player of the match with 6 goals for Slovenia, and …

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Hungary took the bronze over Romania

Hungary Took The Bronze Over Romania

Hungarians are the bronze girls from the European handball championship! In the 3rd place match they made incredible effort winning 34-31 over Romania in a big manner.

Romanians looked better in the first half, showing more diversity in their game, and finally, they went on a break with 19-17 advantage.

Their lead even grew bigger at the start of the second half when they had 22-18, but no one could guess that this would be their last one.

Hungary started playing better and scoring easier. They had a 5-0 run to overtake the lead 23-22 with 17 minutes left on the clock. This effort gave their confidence back, so they built on their advantage. Romania fought, but never managed to come closer than two goals difference.…

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Lakatos We wanted the bronze more!

Lakatos: We Wanted The Bronze More!

Hungarians showed that the persistence and the hard work could pay off, winning 34-31 in the bronze medal match over Romania in a brilliant second half. Their best player, Rita Lakatos, said that they simply wanted tp win handball champions league over everything.

“I think it was a good game. Romania has a great team, but we wanted the victory more and we fought more at the end, so we won”, said Lakatos at the press conference after the match.

The assistent of head coach Hajdu Janos, Kisegyhazi Atilla admitted that it was very difficult game.

“We are very happy to win this match, it was very difficult one. Romanians are equally good as our team, and both teams worked very hard 60 minutes”, said Kisegyhazi.

Romanian head coach Mariana Tirca, wasn’t happy with the mistakes in the second half, which costed her team the victory.

“This was very equal match, with a lot of ups and downs. Unfortunately we …

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