Euro 2014

Group C: Sweden and Netherland took one point each, Germany defeats Croatia

Group C: Sweden and Netherland took one point each, Germany defeats Croatia
photo: Uros Hocevar-ehf

photo: Uros Hocevar-ehf

European Championship, women

Varazdin Arena

Group C: Sweden, Croatia, Germany, Netherland

Netherland –  Sweden 30 – 30 (14 – 14)

Goals:

Netherland: Wester, Jankovic (GK)- Polman 10,Kramer, Groot 6, Snelder 1, Broch 4, Smeets, Bont 1, Luciano 1, Van Der Heijden 7, Polman, Knippenborg, Van Olphen,

Sweden: Idéhn,Bundsen (GK) – Agren 1, Blohm 2, Roberts 1, Sand 2, Ahlm 1, Torstenson 1, Gulldén 3, Helleberg 2, Hagman 5, Odén 7, Alm 5

Quick reactions after the  match (source: ehf)

Henk Groener (NED) – head coach

Aboutthe draw:

“The girls are disappointed not to win. I have to send a big compliment to them, they attacked very well. But we missed some free chances to decide the game earlier. It was a great fight from both teams.”

Estavana Polman (NED) – Centre back

About the match:

“It’s feeling like losing right now. We could close it in the defence but we did not do that and then it feels like losing. But if you asked me before the game and said that we will have one point I would given you my autograph.”

“My team played a really good match and in the second half we had a little bit more space because they played so good. So I have to thank my team for the goals.”

Thomas Sivertsson (SWE) – coach

About the match:

“It was a game with many faces. It was tough for us to fight and get back in the game and that’s why we are happy with the point.”

Jenny Alm (SWE) – left back

About the result:

“We feel like we won a point. Not like we’ve lost one.”

About the coaches’ instructions in the timeout 30 seconds before the final whistle:

“They didn’t tell us an exact tactic. We just knew that someone had to shoot.”

About the match against Germany next Friday:

“Germany is a totally different team. They are much taller. It will be tough to play against them.”

 

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Croatia  – Germany 24 – 26  (14 – 13)

Goals:

Croatia: Marta Zderic, Ivana Jelcic (GK) – Andrea Penezic (13), Sonja Basic (3), Lidija Horvat (2), Anita Gage (1), Camila Micijevic (1), Kristina Elez (1), Katarina Jezic (1), Vesna Milanovic Litre (1), Zana Maric (1)

Germany: Clara Woltering, Katja Schülke(GK) – Evgenija Minevskaja (5), Susann Müller (5), Anja Althaus (3), Nadja Nadgornaja (3), Svenja Huber (3), Angie Geschke (3), Kerstin Wohlbold (2), Anne Müller (1), Kim Naidzinavicius (1)

Best players of the match: Katja Schülke (GER) and Andrea Penezic (CRO)

Germany has replaced  a player, instead of Xenia Smits Susan Müller came into the team.

With this victory Germany has qualified to the Main Round, meanwhile cohosts from Croatia is out of ECh.

 

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Euro 2014

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