Group I, Main Round
Belgrade, Kombank Arena
First match of the day was played between Czech Republic, the team which has qualified to the Main Round, surprising everybody, and France, quoted as one of the biggest favorites to win the title here in Serbia.
Czech Republic has showed again an amazing fighting-spirit against France, playing a balanced game, even leading in some periods of the game, after the first half an then at 19-17.
Than France managed to close the gap, tied and took the lead, finishing the second match in the Main Round with a victory against Czech republic by 22-24.
Result: Czech Republic – France 22-24 (12-10)
Topscorers: (Czech Republic) and (France)