Norway with a full pot of points had a fine position to reach the semifinals before the match against the Macedonians. Two more points and the Norwegians could be closer than ever to their best achievements in an international championship.
But, the Macedonians wanted to destroy the Norwegian dream. For most of the match the Macedonians were in a lead and if it hadn’t been for strong ending of the match from the Norwegians FYR Macedonia should’ve gone from this match with two points. Now they had to share points with the Norwegians who no got a more difficult way to the semifinal.
FYR Macedonia vs Norway
Result: 31 – 31 (17 – 13)
Topscorers: Kiril Lazarov (MKD) 11 goals and Kristian Bjørnsen (NOR) 6 goals
Player of the match: Kiril Lazarov