First out in the main round France and Belarus met in a battle of important points. France with only 2 points from the prelimanry round had to win this if the chances for medals still should be a reality.
It did not tke long before the french team had secured this match and could surf quietly in to a solid victory. Already after first half France had a lead by 15 goals and could rest some of the players.
Even if Belarus got to score some more goals in the second half, they never had a chance.
France vs Belarus
Result: 33 – 23 (20 – 5)
Topscorers: Nikola Karabatic (FRA) 9 goals and Aliaksei Khadkevich (BLR) 9 goals
France plays next match Saturday 18:15 hrs against Croatia
Belarus plays next match Monday 18:15 hrs against Poland