Fredrikshavn, Arena Nord
Kazakhstan – Russia 19 – 42 (6 – 21)
Topscorers: Rodina Anastassiya and Olga Takina (KAZ) 5-5 goals and Anna Sen, Anna Vyakhireva and Ekaterina Ilina(RUS) 7 goals each
Russia has won this game against Kazakhstan with a huge advantage, never had problems in this match, some key players could also rest, as some others enjoy playing handball.
Russia had some injuries during the match, Kuznetcova and Ilina had trouble, hopefully nothing serious.
Spain-Puerto Rico 39 – 13 (18 – 8)
Topscorers: Marta Lopez (ESP) 8 goals and Ceballos Nathalys (PUR) 4 goals
Spain crushed Puerto Rico, receiving only five goals in the second half, as Silvia Navarro had a great match, since she did not shine lately. Tomorrow is waiting Norway, one of the group-derby’s in this group.
Romania-Norway 22 – 26 (10- 13)
Topscorers: Cristina Neagu (ROU) 8 goals and Nora Mörk (NOR) 7 goals
Best player of the match: Veronica Kristiansen (NOR)
With a solid first half, presenting good defense, quick attacking play and good goalkeeper peformance Norway was in lead aftre the first half, holding Neagu low as well.
In the second part Norway ran from Romania, eight goals advantage -but Romania made an impressive last ten minutes and made the result closer, at the end: 22 -26.