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Playoffs for WCh Serbia: Russia, Sweden and Croatia out

Playoffs for WCh Serbia: Russia, Sweden and Croatia out
Ibolya Szekeres

 

 

Photo: Márta Kállai

Photo: Márta Kállai

The qualified teams for WCH in Serbia from Europe are:

 Serbia, Norway, Montenegro, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Romania

 

Qualified teams from Pan-American zone: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Dominican Republic

 

Qualified teams from Africa: Angola, Tunisia, Algeria, DRCongo

 

Qualified teams from Asia: China, Japan, South Korea

 

Qualified teams from Oceania: Australia

The draw for the preliminary round groups, played in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad and Zrenjanin, will be conducted on Saturday 15 June at 11:30 hrs. local time in the City Hall of Belgrade.

 

 

Results of the European playoffs:

Denmark – Turkey 31-26 (13-15)

– 8. June, 20:15 in Aarhus

First leg: Turkey-Denmark 24-42

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Czech Republic – Iceland  26-21 (15-9)

8  June, 18:00 in Most

First leg:  Iceland- Czech Republic 17-29

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Spain – FYR Macedonia 27-16 (16-8)

7 June, 19:00  in Soria

First leg: FYR Macedonia- Spain 21-27

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Russia – Netherlands 21-33 (10-11)

– 9 June, 17:00  in Rostov-Don
First leg: Netherlands- Russia 26-27

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Romania – Slovakia 30-22 (18-14)

8 June, 18:00   in Oradea

First leg: Slovakia- Romania 21-23

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UkraineGermany 22-25 (10-11)

9 June, 19:00  in Kiev
First leg: Germany-Ukraine 24-16

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Poland – Sweden 32-31 (17-15)

8 June, 17:00  in Elblag

First leg: Sweden-Poland 23-26

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Croatia – France 26-30 (12-13)

9 June, 18:30 in Umag
First leg: France- Croatia 18:18

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Dam-VM_2013Before the playoffs:

Some surprises can occur at the end, if we analyse the first leg’s results:

France has to win against Croatians lead be Andrea Penezic, in order to qualify, Sweden’s status is not very promising either, they suffered a clear defeat on home court against Poland, meanwhile Iceland can also take farewell of the WCh against Czechs.

Russia vs. Netherland will also be an exciting fight for a spot in Serbia.

Host Serbia, defending world champions Norway, European champions Montenegro and European bronze medalist Hungary have already qualified directly for the event.

 

 

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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