The hosts Poland had a tough opening match against Serbia, but Slawomir Szmal saves a penalty with 40 seconds left on the clock and Poland hold on for the win.
This were just what Poland needed to get it going when they continue to play on their home arena with thousands of supporters backing them up in the stands.
Poland vs Serbia
Result: 29 – 28 (14 – 15)
Topscorers: Michael Jurecki (POL) 7 goals and Ivan Nikcevic and Petar Nenad (SRB) 7 goals each
Serbia plays again Sunday 18.15 hrs against France
Poland plays again Sunday 20.30 hrs against FYR Macedonia